Even with leaves stuck in its nose and water dripping off its wheel well, the DBS Superleggera Volante looks terrific. Our spy was able to snap a few pics of the upcoming roofless Aston Martin while it was being tested at the Nurburgring and we like what we see — even if the only new bit about it is the removable roof.

As you can tell the convertible top significantly reduces the size of the rear window (that’s ok — visibility will be perfect with the top dropped!) and aesthetically it will be almost exactly the same as its fixed-roof stablemate. We doubt there’ll be any changes to the fabulous 5.2-litre V12 mated to a ZF eight-speed auto sending 715 horses to the rear — but we wouldn’t be surprised if it is a tad slower to hit 100kph from rest than the coupe; convertibles always end up a bit heavier than the tin-top variants. But the trade off will be that you’ll hear that glorious exhaust note that much better, it’ll be worth losing some pace for.

It could make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March where it’ll be revealed with the roof stowed (the test drivers were forced to keep the top up to spare the leather and Alcantara trim from the rain...) and we can’t wait to see this one in the metal.