Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante Australian release date and price
The flagship model of Aston Martin's Super GTs, the DBS Superleggera Volante, is in Australia, if you can afford it.
Just as James Bond gears up for another big launch in No Time to Die, so too does his beloved Aston Martin. And we're not talking about the recently released SUV. The iconic British company's DBS Superleggera Volante has a license to thrill and begins rolling out to Australian (and New Zealand) customers before Christmas.
That's assuming you've been on Santa's very, very, good list. Aston Martin has indicated that the majority of deliveries won't be finalised until January 2020. And at a recommended retail price of $559,000 (plus on-road costs), the DBS Superleggera Volante isn't the kind of gift to give anyone – even yourself – lightly.
But that's what you'll need to gain access to the fastest ever model in Aston Martin's convertible range. Under the hood, she's a deadset beast. How does a 5.2L twin-turbo V12 sound? We're talking 715BHP 900Nm of torque and a possible height of 340km/h if you can find somewhere to truly stretch its legs.
DBS Superleggera Volante's sleek design
Such power demands serious aerodynamics and Aston Martin is lauding a number of features massaged into the chassis to keep the DBS Superleggera Volante glued to Australian roads.
The front of the coupe sports a splitter and airdam that helps direct air under the car and towards the brakes, keeping them cool while delivering strong downforce. A deeper side strake can pull air out of the wheel arch, too, channelling it down the length of the car reducing uplift and also increasing stability.
The canopy is interesting. It's derived from eight layers of insulation to keep things inside the cabin perfect regardless of the conditions outside. But it also uses acoustically enhanced materials to drag the Aston Martin sound from the engine and quad-exhaust into the driver's ears.
Hey, if you're going to pay for an Aston Martin Super GT and drive an Aston Martin Super GT, then it better sound like an Aston Martin Super GT! Right?