The DB11 Volante's convertible nature comes in the form of a tailored fabric roof that comes in either bordeaux red, black silver or grey silver.
Creature comforts include a heated steering wheel encourage all-season open-air motoring and rear seat ISOFIX child seat attachment points - a first for a Volante model.
The Volante has the coupe's 4-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet, which produces 503bhp and propels the auto to 62mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds. This is made possible by the Volante's 3-stage powertrain and chassis modes, which configure the 8-speed gearbox, power steering, and limited-slip differential with dynamic torque vectoring. It needs 14 seconds to open and 16 to close at speeds of 31mph (50 km/h) "with a 31mph (50 km/h) headwind". It's also more compact when it's folded, and takes up 20 percent less space in the boot when it's down.
Engineers subjected the roof to more than 100,000 cycles in special weather chambers created to simulate conditions in the world's harshest environments, compressing 10-years of use into a one month test.
The DB11 Volante will start at $216,495, and Aston says deliveries will begin in the first quarter of 2018.
During the test the mechanism of soft convertible top new convertible Aston Martin DB11 Volante has undergone extensive testing in various weather conditions - from Death Valley to the Arctic circle. To protect the former, you need strength and rigidity, but to preserve the latter, you need to keep weight to a minimum.
But the maker would have us believe it's a whole lot more: It's 26kg lighter and five percent stiffer than the convertible DB9 it replaces, thanks to the all-new bonded aluminium structure it shares with the coupé.
Those who were expecting a glorious V12 soundtrack to go along with their soft-top escapades may be disappointed, though, as Aston Martin has chosen to launch the DB11 Volante with only the AMG-sourced V8 engine under the hood.