Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Drops its Top for $300K

On a scale of one to drop-dead-gorgeous, the new Aston Martin Vanquish sits somewhere in the neighborhood of make-your-eyeballs-fall-out-of-your-head sexy. But when the gorgeous Brit takes her top off, things really start to get fun (wink wink). Ditching all that metal in place of a triple-skin lightweight fabric top, the Volante takes about 14 seconds to fold up neatly into the decklid, and tacks on only an extra 20 lbs. to the current hardtop (4,965 lbs).

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Drops its Top for $300K

Under the hood sits the same 6.0L V12 found in the coupe, good for some 565-hp via a six-speed automatic gearbox (as with the coupe), and naturally, rear-wheel drive. Starting prices will set you back some $297,900 to be exact (£199,995), and that's not including the load of options you can choose for when you get to the dealer. Aston says you can expect the new Vanquish rag top in the UK and Europe sometime by the end of this year. PHOTOS: See more of the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

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