Aston Martin will be showcasing their new DBS Volante at the 2009 Geneva International Motor Show. The DBS Volante is AM’s 16th convertible in its 95 year history. The motorized retractable fabric roof can be opened in just 14 seconds and stows away under the newly sculpted tonneau. Powered by Aston Martin’s 6.0-litre V12 engine with 510bhp (380kW) and 570Nm (420 lb ft) of torque, this beauty is a proper performance GT with two rear seats. The two available gearbox choices are a 6-speed manual and an automatic six-speed ‘Touchtronic’ that can be engaged via paddles. The car is stocked with 8.5′ x 20 Pirelli P Zero 245/35 front wheels and tires as well as 11 x 20 Pirelli P Zero 295/30 at the rear. Stopping power comes from carbon ceramic brakes. Engineers have utilized measures like carbon fiber front wings, boot lid and bonnet to reduce weight. It weighs 1810kg which is similar to mid-sized German luxury sedans. The interior features the Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound 13-speaker sound system, integrated iPod connector, a USB connector and a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation system.
Source: World Car Fans