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You are looking at the fastest drop-top Aston Martin ever produced, introducing the gorgeous DBS Superleggera Volante.

It may be pretty but best you did deep into those pockets because it's not affordable. If you think the £22,500 premium over its coupe sibling is a lot, then best you shop for its cheaper competition, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible for example. But, what does the Aston's starting price of £247,500 get you?

Well, the interior is taken directly from the coupe, but buyers can spec the headlining in one of six options. So there's that.

Under the bonnet sits the 715bhp 900Nm 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 from the coupe, pushing power to the blacktop via an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. Smash the go-faster pedal to the floor, and the drop-top Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante will tap out at the same 211mph as its sibling, making it the fastest convertible in the British marque's history.

Although the chassis has received extra strengthening to accommodate for the missing roof, the Volante will do 0-62mph in 3.6-seconds and do 50-100mph in fourth gear in a toupe-threatening 4.2 seconds. With the top down, of course. Incredibly, the Volante's roof retains almost all of the aerodynamics of the coupe so, at 211mph, it produces 177kg of downforce. That's only 3kg shy of its hard-top sibling.

The top, which can be operated conventionally from inside the vehicle or via the key fob from two metres away, is manufactured as an eight-layered folding fabric mechanism that will open in 14 seconds and close in 16.

So, as we said, it's expensive, you'll lose your toupe and get sunburn on your head, but, to have the worlds fastest Aston Martin convertible parked in your driveway... it may just be worth it.

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