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For The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is one of the most sensational-looking cars on the road and it's backed up by a growling V12.

Against Removing the roof has done nothing for the DB9's structural stiffness and any imperfection in the road's surface sends shudders through the body.

Aston Martin DB9 Volante
22 5stars

Buy an Aston Martin DB9 Volante for its looks and the sound of its brilliant V12 and you won't be disappointed. Choose it as a roadster for country-lane fun and you'll find it falls well short of expectations.

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There are 1 Aston Martin DB9 versions available

Volante 5.9 V12 2dr £141,995
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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Aston Martin's DB9 Volante has stunning looks and pace to take on the best from around the world and it's surprisingly affordable for a car of this speed and class.

The V12 engine is at the heart of the car's appeal, pumping out 450bhp and with instant grunt from low revs. 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.

Like the DB9 coupe, where the convertible Volante falls down is on bumpy roads, where the ride is jarring on anything but the smoothest surfaces and shivers are sent through the body.

We're also not fans of the overly heavy steering that makes parking a pain, as well as marring the overall driving experience. With running considerable running expenses, there are more cost-effective ways to get some supercar wind in your hair.

Reader test team says:

Aston Martin DB9 Volante 5.9 V12 450 Auto 2dr

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…

John nicholls

5 out of 5 stars

Aston Martin DB9 Volante 5.9 V12 450 Auto 2dr

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…

James Burke

1 out of 5 stars
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