The topless twin to Aston Martin's new Vanquish supercar has surfaced today, with the unveiling of the new Vanquish Volante.
The new convertible arrives as Aston's first-ever fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante. But, more, it's also the stiffest Volante ever, with 14 percent greater torsional rigidity than its DBS predecessor.
Doing away with the hardtop roof of its coupe companion, the Vanquish Volante picks up a new triple-skin lightweight fabric roof, and Aston boasts of a 14-second folding time.
And, despite packing a folding roof in front of it, Aston says the new Volante's boot space is a huge 50 percent larger than before, offering 279 litres of space for your golf clubs and scuba gear.
(Or, if you're James Bond, room enough for a body or two... - Ed.)
The Volante also gains its own unique boot lid and spoiler design, while the interior space is largely identical to the coupe - barring the obvious convertible-related tweaks.
Importantly for performance-minded buyers, the Volante is just 9kg heavier than the Vanquish coupe, with the same 421kW and 620Nm V12 driving the rear wheels. As a result, Aston promises the same 4.1 second sprint to 100km/h.
The Vanquish Volante is due in Australia sometime in December, with local pricing to be confirmed closer to launch.