Big, fast, sumptuous, and open-topped, the likes of the Aston Martin DB11 Volante and Ferrari Portofino seem to have it all; supercar looks and performance with GT comfort and luxury. You can read more about these two lavish convertibles in our first drives, but read on to have a look at the numbers side-by-side, and to have a flick through the pics while you're there, too. 

DB11 Volante tested:

2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante
Ferrari Portofino

The cars

These two are very close to one another. Both are big, front-engined, rear-wheel drive sports-convertibles with 90-degree V8s bolted into the nose and 2+2 seating in the cabin. However, the DB11 gets a fabric roof while the Portofino is one of very few cars these days to offer a folding hard-top - even more impressive when you look at the kerbweight. 

Enough of our rambling, here are the numbers... 

Portofino tested:

2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante
Ferrari Portofino
  2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante 2018 Ferrari Portofino
Price $216,495 €196,000 (approx. $242,000)
Engine Biturbocharged 4.0-Liter V8 Biturbocharged 3.9-Liter V8
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 7-Speed DCT
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Power 510 Horsepower / 513 Pound-Feet 591 Horsepower / 560 Pound-Feet
0-62 mph 4.1 Seconds

3.5 Seconds

Top speed 187 Miles Per Hour 199 Miles Per Hour
CO2 emissions 230g/km 245g/km
Seats 2+2 2+2
Boot capacity 7.27 Cubic Feet 10.3 Cubic Feet
Length 4,750 mm 4,586 mm
Width (excl. mirrors) 1,950 mm 1,938 mm
Height 1,300 mm   1,318 mm
Wheelbase 2,805 mm 2,670 mm
Weight 4,134 Pounds 3,668 Pounds
Roof-opening time 14 Seconds (at up to 31 mph) 14 Seconds (at up to 30 mph)

Which one wins?

We've got to give it to the Ferrari Portofino, here. It's got more power, and it's usefully faster and lighter, plus that hard-top roof has appeal in terms of security for such an attention-seeking car. For all that, in a head-to-head we reckon the Aston Martin might come out on top for simply having more soul and more want-one factor, but that's all a bit subjective for a round of Top Trumps. So when it comes to numbers, Maranello takes the top step on this two-car podium.


Gallery: 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante: First Drive

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