Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante spied undisguised

Storming twin-turbo V12 convertible shows off its muscular proportions during a rainy drive.

Photographers have snapped images of the upcoming Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante without camouflage this week, giving a very clear look at what to expect from the drop-top super-GT.

Expect most of the coupe’s running gear to feature in the Volante, with a folding fabric soft-top replacing the fixed metal roof.

That means a brawny 533kW/900Nm 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 should reside under that long bonnet, sending drive to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential and eight-speed automatic sourced from ZF.

Given the coupe can hit 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds on its way to a top whack of 340km/h, expect the Volante to post slightly slower numbers – think 3.5 or 3.6 seconds to 100, and a v-max of around 320-330km/h.

Under the skin, expect forged double wishbones at the front and a multi-link setup down back. Adaptive dampers should be standard too, with three modes to match the powertrain: GT, Sport and Sport Plus.

As far as the design goes, we reckon the drop-top DBS Superleggera looks gorgeous – let us know your thoughts in the comments below!