Aston Martin DBS Volante 2019 RHD front seats

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante review

Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

There’s little to say here that you won’t already know. The DBS Volante isn’t cheap to buy and nor will it be cheap to run. But if the prospect of its price or day-to-day running costs has crossed your mind, perhaps it wasn’t really for you in the first place. 

Broadly speaking, the asking price is similar to that of the McLaren 720S, while the Bentley Continental GT Convertible can be had for less. Then again, so can the regular, less powerful DB11 Volante which, to us, is a better buy.

The level of standard equipment is high, from usability features such as keyless entry and sports seats, to the dynamic appendages including carbon-ceramic brakes and 21in forged lightweight alloy wheels. Nevertheless, you can go crazy decking out your DBS Volante with a range of bespoke features, should you wish.

Aston Martin DBS Volante 2019 RHD infotainment
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Verdict

If you can afford it, there are few more glamorous and exciting ways to get around – especially on sunny days.

  • Makes every drive an event
  • Savage performance
  • Surprisingly good long distance comfort
  • Massively expensive to buy and run
  • Interior quality won’t blow you away
  • So-so infotainment system