Without a single Aston Martin DBS having been delivered to customers, Aston Martin have taken a convertible DBS prototype into Northern Scandinavia for cold weather testing.

Topless Bond car in the cold

Without a single Aston Martin DBS having been delivered to customers, Aston Martin have taken a convertible DBS prototype into Northern Scandinavia for cold weather testing. The steel roof of the DBS will be replaced with a soft top and the layout of the side windows will be altered, but otherwise the DBS Volante (or so we expect the cabrio to be called) is identical to its coupe brother.

The engine will also be the same as in the coupe, the 6-liter 12-cylinder powerhouse produces 517 bhp with 570 Nm of torque. Top speed lies beyond 300 km/h and a 0 – 100 km/h time of just over 4 seconds should be within its capabilites.

Pricing is expected to be around Euro 300,000, but more on that when the car is revealed. We are not expecting the convertible to make it to London this summer. So will the home show then be solely used to debut the Rapide? Let us know what you think.

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