Head west from Florida’s Atlantic beaches and eventually you’ll find Alligator Alley. The four-lane, 80-mile stretch of pavement cuts a direct path through the Everglades (so, you can probably guess how it got its name), connecting east coast to west. And even in a state notorious for its boring roads, the arrow-straight Alligator Alley is duller than most – so it takes a truly extraordinary car to appreciate it at all. Say, a six-figure convertible hailing from the U.K.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante is that car. With the East Coast in our rearview, we head west toward the Alley in the torque-loaded, 211 mile-per-hour British bomber. And once there, the Aston converted this monotonous Florida highway into its own personal drag strip, keeping mind of state troopers along the way.
Lurking under the Aston’s curvaceous clamshell hood is a German-built, twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 – same as in the DB11 AMR. Only here…