Aston Martin triumphed at the prestigious Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards on 25th March, with the DB11 Volante winning best in class in the Luxury Coupe (Convertible) category.
The DB11 Volante sets new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the definitive open-top Sports GT. Engineered to be the most advanced and complete open-top Aston Martin ever built, it is honed to achieve a fine balance of ride, handling, responsiveness and refinement, and dedicated to delivering a new dimension of driving pleasure.
Powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo 510PS V8 engine, the DB11 Volante is built around the all-new bonded aluminium structure first seen in the DB11 Coupe. This depth and breadth of ability is made possible by the Volante’s 3-stage powertrain and chassis modes. Working in perfect harmony with the 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, electric power steering and limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring, the driver can configure the car’s responses and tailor its behaviour in a way that best suits the road, weather conditions or their mood.
The defining feature of the DB11 Volante is its convertible roof. Combining the timeless appeal of a fabric hood with the very latest acoustic and insulation materials, the all-new 8-layer roof cossets occupants from the extremes of weather and wind noise. Folding to a class-leading stack height, the 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.
The MECOTY ceremony was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the presence of top executives from the automotive industry. With a region-wide panel of esteemed motoring experts on the jury, the MECOTY awards, now in their 6th year, are designed to recognise the world’s most exceptional vehicles.