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2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

GAYOT Rating

Super Convertible

A three-quarter front view of the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante
In short: An ultra-luxurious high-performance convertible.

2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Review

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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Make: Aston Martin, Vehicle Type: Convertible

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Base Price: $200,400 / As Tested: $208,030

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: mid-rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door convertible

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/Width/Height: 185.8 / 74 / 50.5 in
Turning circle: 37.7 ft

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 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 183 mph

EPA City: n/a
EPA Highway: n/a
Combined MPG: n/a

Seating Capacity: 4
Safety: dual-stage front airbags; side airbags

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