2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante
Is it weird that I prefer the Volante over the One77 ?Ill admit that I am a fan of the Astons, and have been since I was allowed to watch the James Bond movies as a kid. But I dont think that Aston have got it right with the One77, I don’t feel they have captured the essence of Aston and magnified it to “SuperCar’ status. Sure it looks like an Aston, and chances are the 7.3Ltr V12 makes it move like an Aston, but the Volante seems ‘more’ like and Aston than the One77Allow me to elaborate. When looking at a Aston Martin, there are certain aspects of the car design that scream out to you, the front grill, the wide ass, the front light arrangement etc etc. All of this say ‘Im an Aston Martin’. What has happened with the One77 is all of those things have been identified and butchered. The Volante on the other hand has had minor adjustments to those Aston defining features, turning this into one damn fine specimen of Aston designAgreed its not anything ‘new’ from Aston Martin, but it looks good, no ?
7/10 from me today, its a good looking car, made to look good.