Aston Martin has added yet another astounding vehicle to its lineup, the drop-top DBS Volante, which is set to take center stage by the first or early second quarter of 2012. The 2012 DBS convertible Volante sports car is outfitted with a much more spruced interior and a colorful exterior, which is bound to win the hearts of the most discerning sports car enthusiast. For 2012, the DBS Volante unveils an updated and upgraded DBS Carbon Black edition (originally introduced in 2009) and is composed with lightweight materials to improve overall performance such as a carbon fiber hood and front fenders.
Like its 2011 DBS Volante predecessor, the 2012 DBS Volante is equipped with the robust hand-built 510-hp 6.0-L V12 engine, which renders 420-lb ft. torque to excite 510 horses. It is still powered by a 6-speed manual transmission with an optional \"Touchtronic\" 6-speed automatic transmission. For speed critics, the 2011 DBS Volante V12 literally flew from 0 to 100 mph in just 4.3 seconds, which simply proves that it is still remains an improvised speed demon.
The 2012 Aston Martin DBS Volante sports car is a refined example of beauty and grace inside and out. But, since this newly upgraded DBS Volante will still be tested when it comes out in the market next year, the similarities in terms of performance with its pedigree is yet to be determined. As per reviews of the same V12 engine, the 2011 edition of the DBS Volante encountered some hitches with its performance. Difficult maneuvering for the 2011 DBS Volante during its lower gear or even on reverse was experienced. The 6-L V12 produces a very masculine sound when on the road, but a whirring humm can be heard inside when its unique retractable top is overlapping the interior (it only takes 14 seconds for this lightweight roof to be retracted at a speed of 30 mph which maintains Volante's form).