2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

An ultra-luxurious high-performance super convertible.

  • Likes
  • Brand value
  • Style and performance
  • Dislikes
  • Lack of utility and value

The drop-top version of Aston Martin’s high-powered performance coupe offers an exhilarating ride with its 510-horsepower V12, which shoots the DB9 Volante from 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds. Aggressive yet elegant, this exotic convertible benefits from an aerodynamic design that is at once striking and scientific in its approach.

Although the car is gorgeous, fun-to-drive and extremely desirable, it is deprived of comfort. The ride can be rough (as is expected from a sports car), the interior is cramped, trunk space is limited and there are no cup holders! Wouldn't you expect blind spot indicators? Moreover, the navigation system still feels like an afterthought. The builder wants it to be the driver's car that it is ... so now you need to find the perfect place to really drive it and experience its amazing sound, V12 engine et al.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/unlimited-mile warranty; 3-year/unlimited mile drivetrain warranty; 10-year/unlimited-mile rust perforation warranty; 2-year/unlimited-mile 24-hour roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $200,400

As Tested: $200,400

  • 4.6 sec
  • 0-60
  • 510 hp @ 6,500 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • 183 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 6.0-liter V12
  • Horsepower: 510 hp @ 6,500 rpm
  • Torque: 457 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Curb Weight: 4,058 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 107.9 in
  • Length: 185.8 in
  • Width: 74 in
  • Height: 50.5 in
  • Turning circle: 37.7 ft
  • Brakes: 4-wheel carbon ceramic disc brakes with ABS
  • Suspension: double-wishbone front and rear
  • Traction: dynamic stability contro with traction control
  • 0-60 mph: 4.6 sec
  • 60-0 mph: n/a
  • Top Speed: 183 mph
  • Seating Capacity: 4
  • Safety: dual-stage front airbags; side airbags

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