2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante ReviewOctober 26, 2014
Aston’s 5.9litres AM11- V-12 is ready to pay for any other six figures automobile. This 5935-cc veteran can be taken as the ford’s leftover which has maximum up-gradation excluding piston and rods. This power-packed vehicle of 565 horsepower along with a torque of 457 lb by using the 12 pot in 4.22 can rush the two ton Volant to 60. In this, the carbon fibre prop shaft encased by the torque tube will transfer the output to the manual rear transaxle of six speed automated type.
Vanquish Volant will give you a nice excuse to enjoy the brisk and cool California morning. On the speed ways, the well sealed roof by its nature will offers road noises to the occupant. A worthy trade car as it will hide behind the well-integrated tonneau cover when we will lower from top in the sunlight. In the modern convertibles, you can have a choice between close and compact drive and also civilised and calm open air driving experience keeping the windows raised and placing back the rear seat blocker. Aston convertibles even in area without the chilling wind like Beverly Hills, will make you suffer the low speed cruising.
Although the Aston have represented Volante as a 4 seater but actually it is apt for two people with a huge grocery bag holders. The front seats trimmed with the leather and optional hourglass quilting is quite suitable for people of all heights. A classic analog spread of four gauze for operating the tach, fuel, coolant temperature and Speedo is present in front of the driver seats. The digital readouts of the speedometer are very minute and less clear. The canted, black mini monolith centre stack taken from the Aston’s one 77 is the main attraction of interiors. For the climate and infotainments control, a medley of knobs, buttons and capacitive touch controls is present. Small typeface along with the reflective fault on the touch surface will not allow you to give a positive capacitive control’s haptic feedback.
Our drive way included zigzag roads that concluded into the deserts. Throughout the way, we were toggling the damper in between the normal and sport as both of them were stiff yet liveable. The steering with the hydraulic boost will offer you same satisfactory off centre feel and will allow fair turn-in along with nice building efforts for bends. Sharp modulations will be offered by the carbon binder to facilitate the smooth drive. So we can conclude that Vanquish Volante is pricy car with high appeal and limitless features.