The convertible sports auto benefits from three-stage powertrain and chassis modes, working in ideal harmony with the eight-speed automatic transmission, electric power steering, and limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring.
Called the DB11 Volante, the new soft-top Aston is powered by a 4.0-litre Mercedes-AMG-sourced V8 engine that develops 503bhp. The trade-off for such a sleek top-down profile is perhaps less of the coupe's contemporary design character - there's no equivalent of the floating roof arches here.
Then there's the convertible's tailored fabric top that comes in bordeaux red, black silver, and grey silver.
Like the coupe, the V8 unit sends 503 horsepower and 513 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic.
Volante's hood takes just 14 seconds to lower and 16 to close and can be operated remotely from the key, or on the move at speeds of up to 31mph with a 31mph headwind. More usable rear seats, for the first time with ISOFIX points for child seats, more room, more comfort and more refinement, plus the quality and electronics re-invention ushered in by the DB11, are all evident here.
Equipment levels are pretty similar to the Coupe too, with leather, heated seats, parking sensors, 360-degree surround view, heated steering wheel and new wood or carbon fibre panels on the seat backs.
With a sticker price of $216,000, United States buyers should expect to see the Volante in showrooms in early to mid 2018. In addition, the new design results in a 20-percent gain in trunk space compared to the outgoing DB9 Volante.
Click below to watch Aston Martin's official video of the new auto, or scroll down to see the full gallery of the V8-powered drop-top.
Aston Martin has pulled the covers off a convertible version of its DB11 grand tourer.
Max Szwaj, Aston's chief technical officer, added: "With the DB11 Volante we have maximised the advantages of the DB11's all-new bonded structure to underpin our new Volante with a structure that's 26kg lighter and five per cent stiffer than its predecessor [the DB9 Volante]".
Prices for the new vehicle start at £159,900 in the United Kingdom and delivers are scheduled to being during the first quarter of 2018.