The Ultimate Volante

State-of-the-art
Engine Technology

 

Blistering performance levels from the most powerful Volante we’ve ever created. The advanced AM29 V12 engine delivers 630Nm of torque, 568bhp (576 PS) of peak power and a sprint of just 4.0 secs. Breakthrough engine technology; machined combustion chambers, enlarged throttle bodies and knock sensing ensure AM29, new for the 2015 Vanquish Volante delivers power throughout the rev range. The thrill of open-top driving is delivered by class-leading technical expertise.

  • 568Power
    bhp
  • 197Top Speed
    MPH
  • 4.0Seconds
    0 to 60 MPH
 

Controlled Power,
Managed Strength

 

The 2015 Vanquish Volante sees the introduction of the latest Bosch Engine Management system. Seamlessly communicating between the AM29 engine and Touchtronic III eight-speed transmission this powerful technology brings precise engine control and accurate fuel use monitoring.

Two units each control six engine cylinders for maximum data output and intelligence as Vanquish delivers breakthrough technology to optimise power and performance.

 

Full Specification


 

 

Body

• Two-door Volante body style with 2+2 seating
• Extruded aluminium and Carbon Fibre bonded VH body structure
• Carbon Fibre body panels
• Lightweight multi-layer Volante fabric roof
• Cast-magnesium door structures
• Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
• LED light blade tail-lamps
• Exposed Carbon Fibre splitter, diffuser and sill blade

Fuel Consumption

Litres/100 km (mpg)

• Urban 19.3 (14.6)
• Extra urban 9.1 (31.0)
• Combined 12.8 (22.1)

North American Gas Mileage

• City 13 US mpg
• Highway 21 US mpg
• Combined 16 US mpg

CO2 Emmissions

• 298 g/km

Transmission

• Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic III’ eight-speed automatic gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
• Alloy torque tube with Carbon Fibre propeller shaft
• Limited-slip differential
• Final drive ratio 2.73:1
• Launch control

Brakes

• Front ventilated CCM brake discs 398 mm diameter with six-piston calipers
• Rear ventilated CCM brake discs 360 mm diameter with four-piston calipers
• 3-stage Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
• Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
• Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
• Traction Control (TC)
• Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
• Positive Torque Control (PTC)

Wheels & Tyres

• 20” 10-spoke silver painted alloy wheels
• Front Pirelli P-Zero 255/35 ZR20
• Rear Pirelli P-Zero 305/30 ZR20

Standard Equipment

• Full-grain Luxmill leather interior
• Alcantara® headlining on coupe and Rökona and Alcantara® headlining on Volante
• Electrically operated front seats with side airbags
• Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
• Coupe 2+0 seating configuration with flexible rear environment storage, Volante 2+2 seating configuration
• Satin chrome jewellery pack
• Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Cruise control
• Tyre pressure monitoring
• Alarm and immobiliser
• Remote control central door locking and boot release
• Automatic temperature control
• Heated front seats
• Curtain side head airbags
• Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
• Pelvis and thorax seat mounted airbags
• Seat belt dual pre-tensioners and digressive load limiters
• Trip computer
• Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra (UK only) 1,3,5
• Laminated windscreen with clear noise-insulation layer
• Glass ECU
• Titanium bonnet and side strake meshes
• Bright aluminium front grille
• Chrome side strakes and tailpipe trim
• Heated rear screen
• Black gearshift paddles with colour-keyed leather trim
• Rear parking assist camera

Engine

• All alloy quad overhead cam 48-valve 5935 cc V12
• Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
• Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with cross pipes
• Compression ratio 11:1
• Dual variable camshaft timing
• Knock-sensing
• Fully CNC machined combustion chambers
• Maximum power 424 kW (568 bhp / 576 PS) at 6650 rpm
• Maximum torque 630 Nm (465 lb ft) at 5500 rpm
• Volante Acceleration 0-60 mph in 3.8 sec; 0-100 km/h in 4.0 sec
• Volante maximum speed 197 mph (317 km/h)

Suspension

• Front independent double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers
• Rear independent double wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers
• 3-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes

Weights and Dimensions

• Length 4692 mm (184.7”) 4728 mm (186”) (including number plate plinth)
• Width 1912 mm (75.2”) (excluding door mirrors)
• 2067 mm (81.3”) (including door mirrors)
• Height 1294 mm (50.9”)
• Wheelbase 2740 mm (107.9”)
• Fuel tank capacity 78 litres (17.2 Imp. Gal. /20.5 US Gal)
• Volante weight 1844 kg (4065 lb)
• Weight Distribution 51%/49% (Front/Rear)

Steering

• Steering rack with 15:1 steering ratio
• Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering
• 2.6 turns lock-to-lock
• Column tilt and reach adjustment

Optional Equipment

• Alternative brake caliper finish – Black, blue, yellow and red brake calipers
• 10-spoke cast alloy wheels - Graphite painted
• 20-spoke forged alloy wheels –
• Liquid Silver painted
• Silver painted with diamond-turned finish
• Graphite painted with diamond-turned finish
• Gloss Black painted with diamond-turned finish
• 10-spoke forged alloy wheels –
• Silver painted with diamond-turned finish
• Gloss Black painted with diamond-turned finish
• Satin Black painted with diamond-turned finish
• Black vaned grille
• Magnum Silver or Black Mesh finish
• Black textured tailpipe
• Exposed Carbon Fibre roof panel 6
• Exposed Carbon Fibre door mirror caps
• Exposed Carbon Fibre side strakes
• Exposed Carbon Fibre door handles
• Protective film
• Black Luxmill leather part Alcantara® steering wheel 6
• Colour-keyed Luxmill leather steering wheel
• Black One-77 leather steering wheel with black Alcantara® inserts 6
• Colour-keyed One-77 Leather Steering wheel with Obsidian Black leather inserts
• Centre stack facia in Carbon Fibre 2x2 Twill, Piano Black, Herringbone Carbon Fibre, Piano Red and Piano Ice Mocha
• Headrest embroidery – Aston Martin Wings or Vanquish logo
• Black hardware pack
• Full Carbon Fibre gearshift paddles
• Shadow bronze jewellery pack
• Personalised sill plaques
• Auto-dimming mirror with garage door opener
• Heated and ventilated seats
• Perforated leather door inserts
• Smokers’ pack
• Second glass ECU
• Aston Martin tracking by Cobra 1,3,5
• Alarm upgrade (Volumetric and tilt sensors)
• Toolkit
• 6-CD auto-changer
• First-aid kit

In-Car Entertainment

• 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 13-speaker audio system
• Infotainment system (AMi) with capacitive switching
• Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation 1,2
• 6.5” LCD Screen
• DAB radio 1
• AM/FM radio 1
• USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
• A2DP Bluetooth® audio

 

 

 

 

Direct Power
Delivery

 

A powertrain lowered by 19mm versus DBS Volante means Vanquish Volante has incredible agility. A front mid-engine, rear transaxle layout contributes to a near perfect 51:49 weight distribution for outstanding dynamic ability so when Vanquish is pushed, Vanquish always delivers.

Touchtronic III - Our Most Advanced Transmission

Vanquish Volante now includes the most advanced gearbox ever fitted to an Aston Martin. Our engineers worked meticulously with technical partner ZF to deliver the world’s first transaxle eight-speed transmission – Aston Martin Touchtronic III.

Light, efficient, flexible and highly intuitive this cutting-edge transmission means Vanquish sets a stunning new benchmark in driver involvement and control.

New Heights of
Performance


Touchtronic III delivers exceptional driver control and phenomenal driver performance. All new features enhance a breathtaking Vanquish driving experience:

Delivery: Eight gears offering a broad spread of performance.
Speed: Ultrafast gearshifts of just 130 milliseconds.
Agility: Four distinct driving modes – increasing in aggression and shift speed.
Acceleration: Faster acceleration from first to second gear and enhanced shift quality.
Intelligence: Adaptive Drive Recognition tailors shifts to the driver’s style.
Control: Optimum downshift technology so the driver can engage multi-downshifts.

Enhanced Torque Conversion


A new lightweight torque converter uses twin dampers and generates a lower level of inertia meaning an improved throttle response for the driver. Touchtronic III can also fully close to a 1:1 slip ratio for a more direct and responsive driving experience. Driveline efficiency is increased from reduced transmission loss and enables more performance to be transferred directly to the driven wheels.

Cutting-Edge Shift Technology

Touchtronic III’s eight gears are derived from two brakes, three multi-plate wet clutches and four gear sets – each comprising four planetary gears. A minimum of three clutches are always engaged ensuring less drag torque, improving efficiency with less redundant inertia.

Each of the eight gear ratios is achieved using different combinations of open brakes and clutches all designed specifically by our engineers to maximise performance and acceleration.

Unprecedented Transmission Control


Working seamlessly with the new Bosch engine management system the Transmission Control Unit contains powerful electronics which control the hydraulic oil flow around Touchtronic III - opening and closing clutches and brakes. This breakthrough technology allows the gearbox to shift in just 130 milliseconds by re-engaging clutches almost instantaneously after shifting.

The TCU also calculates the ideal gearshift ‘map’ from data monitored thousands of times a second from across the car including road conditions, car positioning, speed, g-force and even driving style.

Launch Touchtronic III Web Special

 

 

 

Direct Power
Delivery

 

A powertrain lowered by 19mm versus DBS Volante means Vanquish Volante has incredible agility. A front mid-engine, rear transaxle layout contributes to a near perfect 51:49 weight distribution for outstanding dynamic ability so when Vanquish is pushed, Vanquish always delivers.

The Core of what we do


Globally renowned, the latest Gen4 evolution of our VH architecture sits at the heart of Vanquish Volante. Re-engineered for the unique challenges of a convertible, our VH architecture combines bonded aluminium with carbon fibre creating a light but stiff core. New underfloor panels tie the tub together on both engine and transmission bays. A new rear subframe spreads load evenly through the structure. From core to skin, this is breakthrough technology.


A Stiff Target


We wanted to produce the same driving experience in Vanquish Volante as we’d achieved in Vanquish Coupe. The key? Torsional rigidity. The most rigid Volante we’ve ever made is an incredible 14% stiffer than DBS Volante. The re-engineered VH architecture delivers key benefits; thicker sill gauge, new engine bay struts – managing front load, a hollow aluminium subframe – reducing weight by 10%.

The benefits are instantly clear as Vanquish Volante gives razor-sharp steering feedback. With lower steering corruption , less bodyroll and predictable handling, the intensive work we did at the heart of Vanquish Volante impacts the complete driving experience.


Revolutionary Carbon Body


Advanced aerospace standard carbon-fibre saves weight and helps achieve a revolutionary new body structure. 50% more boot space from carbon-fibre rear panels, minimising weight outside the wheelbase and increasing agility. Like Vanquish Coupe, Vanquish Volante is also cloaked in a suit of carbon. Derived from our GT race-car programme carbon-fibre allows the creation of unbroken exterior lines, improving aerodynamics and helping our designers realise a muscular exterior form.



Ultimate Driving Dynamics

The Ultimate Volante performs with outstanding dynamics and maximum ride comfort. The same 3-stage adaptive damping system developed for Vanquish Coupe makes its Volante debut, tuned for perfect convertible performance. Recalibrated for the weight and stiffness characteristics of a Volante body structure this advanced new system allows complete control whatever the conditions. 3rd generation Brembo Carbon Ceramic brakes are also introduced for lightning quick response with virtually no fade.

Material Engineering

Re-engineered multi-layer roof fabric produces a new level of comfort and protection. A weatherproof outer canopy combines rubber for noise reduction, acrylic twill and polyester lining. A middle Thinsulate interlayer aids heat retention and Rokona headlining on the inside of the roof is an integral part of the cabin finish. Warm, protective and stylish – the roof of Vanquish Volante uses advanced material engineering.

World-Class Sounds

13 speakers deliver the greatest sound system ever integrated on an Aston Martin. The industry-leading Bang&Olufsen BeoSound automatically monitors and adapts for cabin noise to deliver perfect audio quality.

Each speaker is enclosed in an air-tight cabinet, reducing interference and deliver sharp precise sounds. Acoustic Lens tweeters (ALT) project have integrated reflective surfaces to spread sound horizontally through the cabin. Integrated with rubber to remove door rattles each ALT rises smoothly when the system is activated. You’ll never notice the engineering, but you’ll certainly notice the sound it creates.

Passenger Comfort & Security


Our cars are driven by design, not by legislation. Patented solutions ensure passenger comfort and security is at the heart of what we do. Side curtain airbags mounted discreetly on the door upper trim combine with driver and rear passenger airbags. A redeveloped front profile introduces a new pedestrian protection system integrated underneath the bonnet. Our advanced ‘Rollover Protection System’ deploys hidden spikes from behind both rear headrests. Removing the tonneau trim cover and shattering the rear screen to provide protection for driver and passengers in the event of an accident.

Tested to Extremes

Ideal for hot weather driving, Vanquish Volante has been tested to extremes in both warm and cold temperatures. The multi-layer fabric roof reduces noise but also seals effectively to maintain warmth. Building on the advanced programme which ensured Vanquish Coupe was the most intensively tested car we’ve ever made, Vanquish Volante goes even further with a specific programme for the unique demands of convertible engineering.

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