Why Grads of Mechanic Programs Are Loving the New Aston Martin DB11 Volante
March 2, 2018
With the recent arrival of the DB11, Aston Martin has been able to build on its already established reputation. This grand tourer has been hailed as a stylistic triumph, with its sleek and contoured design continuing to push the brand’s reputation for style. The latest DB11 announced, the 2019 DB11 Volante convertible, offers a premium experience along with plenty of power to boot.
Here’s why it’s been impressing industry professionals.
Grads of Mechanic Programs Can Appreciate This Car’s Style
The praise that the DB11 has received has been considerable, with it winning the likes of the prestigious Golden Steering Wheel award—a pan-European accolade awarded to the “most beautiful car” produced that year. The 2019 DB11 Volante features the same kinds of lines, contours, and slim body shape that won the DB11 such strong praise—complete with a superb level of modern detailing and a lengthy, diving front end.
Here’s a short clip illustrating just how good it looks:
Driving Performance That’s Been Praised by Automotive Career Professionals
Built with speedy but comfortable excursions in mind, the Volante is no slouch when it comes to its highway performance. The Volante does away with the longer, heavier V12 engine featured in earlier DB11s, which in-touch grads of a mechanic program may remember. Instead, the 2019 DB11 Volante has gone all in on a 4.0-litre, twin turbocharged V8 that delivers an impressive 503 horsepower and 498 lb. ft of torque.
This enables the car to go from 0-100 km/h in exactly four seconds. For a grand tourer like the DB11, this will fulfill the speed needs of most drivers, who can count on numerous driving modes including GT, Sport, and Sport + to further refine and ease the overall driving experience. The power of the Volante has been called “ballistic” by industry professionals, underlining how the car can mix it up with the best on the open road.
Other Top Elements Help to Justify this Car’s Price Tag
It’s no surprise that the DB11 Volante doesn’t come cheap. However, at $248,795, many would argue that the price is definitely justified. Given the changeable terrain that the Volante is designed to overcome, a big part of the vehicle’s appeal is its new weight distribution and silky smooth suspension. In fact, the inclusion of separate driveline and suspension settings allow the drive to be tweaked to ultra-specific preferences, while the lighter engine allows for a more even overall weight spread—perfect for taking on curves at a high speed.
In addition, the interior has been widely praised by pros with an automotive career. It contains all that would be expected of a top-of-the-line grand tourer from Aston Martin. This includes excellent AC features, well-placed controls, Strathmore leather interior as standard, heated elements, and excellent protection from wind blast with the roof down—although some reviewers have pointed out the rear seats are quite small. All in all, there’s a lot to be impressed about.
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