For The DB9 Volante is one of the most sensational-looking cars on the road, and its looks are backed up by a growling V12 engine.
Against Removing the roof has done nothing for the DB9’s structural stiffness – any imperfection in the road surface sends shudders through the car’s body. There’s too much road noise and some of the cabin materials feel low-rent.
What Car? says
Despite the Aston Martin DB9 Volante’s looks and great-sounding engine, it just isn’t good enough to drive to justify its price.
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Target Price team says:
Aston Martin’s DB9 Volante has stunning looks and equally stunning pace. The V12 engine is at the heart of the car’s appeal, pumping out 510bhp and delivering instant shove from low revs, while the foldable roof means you can hear it all the better than in the coupe version.
Inside, the Volante has a hand-crafted feel that is entirely in keeping with an Aston, but it’s not as well equipped as it should be, and the infotainment system is fiddly.
Like the DB9 coupe, the convertible Volante falls down on bumpy roads, where the ride is jarring and shudders are sent through the car’s body. The Volante isn’t as agile as you might expect, either, and we’re also not fans of the overly heavy steering that makes parking a pain. Factor in the considerable running costs, and there are better and more cost-effective ways to get some supercar wind in your hair.
Reader test team says:
Had this car for 4 weeks now, and I have to say I look forward to driving it, unlike the XKR or XJS 6.0 V12 convertibles I have had in the past this…
One of the worst cars ever made. In the first five weeks of ownership it spent four weeks in the workshop while several serious problems were fixed…