Autocars: Aston Martin DBS Volante: Die 307 km/h schnelle V12-Offenbarung

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Aston Martin DBS Volante: Die 307 km/h schnelle V12-Offenbarung

The Aston Martin DBS already offers pure performance like in a street racing approved. Between the elegant DB9 and the racing DBR9 located, is now with the DBS Volante, the ultimate open-air experience added. The open version of the 517 bhp and over 300 km / h fast sports car celebrates its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (05.03.2009 - 15.03.2009) and is from the third quarter of 2009 on the market.

Design: Muscular packed elegance

Aston Martin describes the term "Volante" as "with a slight movement speed." Even visually, the DBS Volante wrapped his muscular sports genes. The 2 +2- seater stands out liquid, but hard lines. No question, the new DBS Volante is elegant, but the front with large air intakes, additional air ducts for cooling of the brakes as well as sophisticated sideskirts already indicate suggests that the Aston Martin DBS Volante an aerodynamically optimized power package with high performance.

Air vents in the bonnet ensure a more efficient engine and emphasize the athletic appearance. A flat underbody, into the integrated rear spoiler and a rear diffuser, the two exhaust tailpipes of the sports facility is home to reduce the boost and optimize the aerodynamics in addition. The fabric hood keeps the silhouette of the coupe, and nearly disappears at speeds up to 48 km / h electrically by pressing a button in just 14 seconds nearly invisible in the coverage.

Although the British to achieve a higher stiffness to the aluminum frame reinforced, weighs the 4721 meters long, with mirrors 2060-meter wide and 1280 meters high, Aston Martin DBS Volante only 1,810 kilograms. Thanks to lightweight construction and the experience gained in motorsports to slimming, it is only 115 kilograms more than the Coupé (1,695 kilograms). How come when Volante, inter alia, a bonnet, a trunk lid, a diffuser and front wing made of carbon are used.

Power: 517 bhp V12 power

Under the hood of the Aston Martin DBS Volante is proposing a large 6.0 liter V12 engine with 517 hp at 6,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 570 Nm is located at 5750 U / min. With this power source that the DBS Volante sprint in 4.3 seconds from standstill to 100 and ended only when his driving 307 km / h. From 1.500 tours are already 85 percent of the maximum torque available.

The transmission is via a manual 6-speed gearbox, while a power differential, the better to the road transfer. Optional is an automatic 6-speed Touch Tronic available, via the switch on the steering wheel paddles operate it. The push-button activated "Sport" mode and responds even more directly with the best focus on the accelerator pedal, to get the maximum out of it and also the sound of the sport exhaust system to show.

Chassis: From sporty and comfortable to streamline track mode

The chassis adapts itself thanks to an adaptive damper system (ADS) quickly the condition of the roadway and the driving style in order to increase the comfort, but the sporty character is still maintained. It was the driver the option of different damper settings to choose. For use on the racetrack Aston Martin has developed a "track" mode with a very tight vote.

Contact with the asphalt keep wheels in the dimensions 8.5 x20-inch (front axle) with tires in size 245/35 and 11x19-inch (rear) with 295/30er-Breitreifen. Optionally, there is even lighter in the 20-inch 10-spoke design with a silver or graphite-colored finish, the passing and handling by reduced masses continue to improve.

In the wheels there is a carbon-ceramic brakes, which also intensified the burdens race-pace relaxed journeys, remain free from corrosion and 12.5 kg of weight compared to a conventional braking system should be saved: Six piston front and four piston rear grab the slices involved in the front axle 398 millimeters in diameter and the rear 360 millimeters.

In addition, the driver a dynamic stability control (DSC) in the standard mode is activated. After the DSC button for two seconds pressed, switches the system to "track" mode, so that the control only very late in and the driver continued to limit his herantasten can. Completely switch off the stability control by pressing the button for four seconds. An anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), a brake assistant (EBA) and traction control round out the measures.

Interior: Luxury with extensive facilities

While the Aston Martin DBS Coupe as a pure two-seater was designed, it is the Volante is a 2 +2- seater. On the rear seats can be found, for example, children or additional luggage space. Inside, meanwhile, dominated the finest leather and aluminum applications. For an additional charge, there is also a trim in "Piano Black". The door handles are made of carbon, in order to save additional weight and Fußteppiche picked up from the makers of an extra light fiber, so that again a few kilograms could be saved.

The sport seats with memory function can be electrically adjusting and are equipped with a seat which. The well-being on board also enrich inter alia, climate control, an onboard computer, a disk-navigation system, a heated and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors. An alarm system, an immobilizer and a tire pressure monitoring system are other features dar. The parking at the front and rear is just as standard as the wind deflector.

For entertainment, the factory makes extra for Aston Martin Audio System developed specifically for the concerted Volante "BeoSound DBS by Bang & Olufsen with 13 speakers, an integrated Apple iPod connector and a USB interface for playback of MP3, WMA and WAF files. In the list of options such as personalized Einstiegsleisten, an ashtray, a cigarette lighter, an advanced alarm system and an interior mirror abblendbarer.

Motorsports atmosphere provides the aluminum pedals, the driver will certainly force will occur. For safety in driver and passenger front airbags and side airbags and emergency extendable rollover bar, which are located in the rear scoops behind the hide.

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