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Aston Martin has just unveiled its 2014 Vanquish Volante, the first Volante model to ever feature a full carbon fiber body.
The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is powered by the British automaker’s 6.0-liter, V12 engine with 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque while its multi-layer lightweight fabric roof can be operated at speeds up to 30 mph. And despite being the first Volante model to feature a fully carbon fiber-skinned body, it’s also the stiffest Volante body structure yet in the brand’s 100-year history.
The drop-top takes just 14 seconds to fold and can be done effortlessly on the move thanks to a simple switch. Other unique features to the 2014 Vanquish Volante is its full-height windscreen, another first for Aston Martin. Inside, every bit of luxury you’d expect from an Aston Martin sports car is present in a 2+2 cabin. Compared to its predecessor, the trunk space is now 50 percent larger, making it a more practical convertible than ever before.
Pricing was also announced in the U.S. with the 2014 Vanquish Volante starting at $297,995 with the first deliveries expected to begin early next year.
“Vanquish Volante, like the Vanquish coupe before it, uses the very latest technologies employed in the very best ways to create a sports car which is easy to control, and to enjoy dynamic performance at the finest level,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez. “This is not simply a great-looking car – this is a great car engineered and crafted for the connoisseur by people dedicated to delivering exceptional sports cars with clearly defined characters.”
Winter's icy stranglehold on the northern hemisphere has finally been broken. After months of gray skies and freezing weather spring is finally in the air. Automakers are responding to the warmth and sun by emerging from product hibernation. Companies located in places ranging from South Korea to the United Kingdom have unveiled a bumper-crop of new hardware ranging from sensible to insane. Here are the Top 10 reveals from the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Epic drive and meet 2013
First item: I have gotten some flak from people on the different forms for putting this on as well as asking people to only post if they were going or at least seriously interested. I am not being paid to do this nor am I asking for money. I am doing this because I love to drive and seem to be one of the few people out in the community willing to take on such a headache. All I ask is if you are going to post on this thread, please be serious about attending. Just posting to say "say not for me" or "to far" makes the thread long and does not add value. Thank you.
Second item: There is no way I can please everyone for this event and nor am I trying to do so. I have done my best to make an event that balances the areas I felt were important.
Being able to see the sights you have not seen as well as take your ride on a drive you normally would never do.
Being able to drive the car in a fun manner at some points to “stretch its legs”.
Make a successful event that we can have move across North America to see the sights.
Dates of the event
June 24-28 – for meet and group activities. If you include driving to base camp it would be June 22nd – June 30th possibly depending on location you are starting from.
Base camp will be West Yellowstone. There is plenty of lodging, parking and activities for a hopefully big group. I will be working on group rates at the first of the year for everyone.
June 24th, 2013 - Yellowstone park North loop
June 25th, 2013 – Yellowstone park South Loop
June 26th, 2013 – Beartooth Pass drive. (This will be the drive day and will make for some great roads. This will be a LONG day, as we will cover some miles)
June 27th, 2013 – Leave West Yellowstone and travel to Jackson WY
- Explore Grand Tetons during the day on the way to Jackson WY
We are in the oldest national park in the world so we will be seeing the sights and doing some walking around. In addition, a few others and I are trying to arrange some group photo shots at the parks attractions. I have included one day for just pure driving for those who are interested.
What will this cost me to go?
You will be responsible for fuel, lodging, food, park fees and anything else you might want to do. The only fee that is 100% for sure is the $25 for a 7 day pass which allows you to see both Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.
If I get enough people interested, I could have some removable decals made to be placed on the side of the car to be like we are on a rally event. If you want me to look into these costs, let me know on the form above.
This sounds LAME!
I know some of you have posted you hated Yellowstone and would just do the Grand Teton or you just want to hall ass around all day seeing what your car can do. Sorry this is not the place to do that. The best explanation I can say why this is not lame is because you are going on a ROAD TRIP, which to me has always been a reason to go to places. This also is a continental wide event that hopefully will be the first of many more to come. Therefore, if you still think this is a lame idea then I wish you a safe summer in your adventures.
Currently I have four cars from Sacramento area 100% going. In addition, I know of a few in Montana that will be attending. This means we have about eight cars ranging from BMW,... [Read More]
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