Carmakers reveal new model plans

Two luxury carmakers have released details of new models set to hit the market.

Aston Martin plans to transform its top-of-the-range DBS model into a convertible with the launch of the DBS Volante.

The Gaydon-based manufacturer says the car has a motorised retractable roof and provide the "ultimate open air motoring experience."

Aston Martin's Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: "The DBS Volante delivers the utmost relaxed driving experience with the hood up or down. It combines engineering excellence with design perfection."

Power is provided by Aston Martin's hand-built all alloy 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510bhp and 420lb/ft of torque with a top speed of 191mph and a 0-62mph time of 4.3 seconds.

Meanwhile, Bentley has released details of its most powerful car yet. The Bentley Continental Supersports will boast 621bhp, a top speed of 204mph and the ability to reach 60mph in just 3.7 seconds.

The Continental Supersports will immediately be FlexFuel compatible in most countries, with North American cars offering the capability by summer 2010.

It will be available across the world from autumn 2009.

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