The Vanquish Volante is the latest in a long line of V12 Aston Martin convertibles known more for their supermodel good looks and posing prowess than pin sharp handling. 

With a chassis that's 14 percent stiffer than the DBS Volante this could buck that trend. 

The Vanquish Volante gets a full carbon fibre body and a powerful 6.0 liter V12 engine spinning its rear wheels. Peak outputs are 422kW and 620Nm, enough for 0-100km/h jaunts in around 4.1 seconds and a top speed of about 290km/h.

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
Price: $500,000+
Engine: 6.0-litre V12 petrol, 422kW/620Nm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic, RWD
Acceleration: 0-100km in 4.1 seconds