When we got the message from MCL Motors stating that the newly-released convertible version of Aston Martin’s ultimate luxury DBS sports car was in town for a two-day driving event, we simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
Introducing the 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
The DBS Volante packs a 510 horsepower 6 litre V12 engine, has a top speed of 307 km/h, can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds and is convertible – in other words, not to shabby. Priced at between $300,000 and $350,000 a pop, we can only speculate that a few people in town would be sufficiently privileged to ever even drive one. Unless, of course, your name happens to be James Bond.
Thankfully for us, we did get a chance to take an outing with the dream vehicle, but not without some serious supervision by Morrisport Advanced Driving’s own Tony Morris Jr. Read more after the jump.
Introducing Tony Morris Jr.
Tony Morris Jr. began his racing carreer in 1980 and has since taken some big victories and serious honours on the racetrack including victories at the Vancouver Molson Indy SCCBC Invitational in 2003 and 2007 Edmonton Indy NASCC GT Invitational.
So, what’s cooler than taking one of the hottest cars in the city with one of the most accomplished drivers you’ve ever met in tow? Not much, and we have the live streaming from Qik.com and (better quality) video on YouTube to prove it.
In the video below, we demonstrate the Bang and Olufsen audio system and then we take the car for a short drive in the endowment lands at UBC.
Live-streamed video may be choppy, be patient. In the following live-streamed video, we are greeted by MCL Motors’ John Brady who is preparing the vehicle for our visit. With the top down, the 13-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system recalibrates itself to compensate for the loss of the roof and the extra ambient noise.
In the following video, Tony Morris Jr., always a proponent of proper driver education, talks about some of the instrumentation in the Aston Martin DBS Volante.
In the following video, Tony Morris Jr. discusses some of the features of the Aston Martin DBS Volante.
Out of all the cars we’ve driven including Bentleys, Maseratis, Ferraris and the likes, we’d have to say the Aston Martin DVS Volante definitely sits in a class of its own making for a really elegant ride.
Find out more about the Aston Martin DBS on MCL’s website, HERE.