10 steps to a perfect Aston date: The pretty, topless DB11 Volante

The stunning convertible Aston Martin DB11 Volante was made to cruise the South African landscape. It is the perfect date for South Africans in love with torque.

There are two things I dream of in life. 1 - A world where cell phone screens don't break when you drop them, and 2 - Driving an Aston Martin on a long road through the Karoo. Is that too much to ask?

The new and quite gorgeous topless version of the Aston Martin DB11 Volante is currently the prettiest piece of V8 perfection in the world, and its urging every wagging South African tongue to take it on a gentle and loving date across our beautiful country. Caress it when you do. Love it. Feel its leather in your palms as the African sun hangs low and urges you to make the move: Kiss it when no one is looking.

So, here to help you, Gusheshe Torque is offering you the perfect 10 step South African date when your lover is the topless Aston Martin DB 11 Volante and you're in the mood for some loving.

1. Wherever you are, press "Start". Feel the 375kW of roar. Smile. You're in a machine capable of 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds.

2. Take the roof down. Usually Gusheshe would not recommend it: Convertibles after all, can be a bit, well, mmm, but on an Aston, that mmm is nice. It will take 14 seconds to electronically fall away so gently look up while it does. Feel the warmth of the sun as it blankets your face. Your road trip has begun.

3. Smile.

4. Wherever you are, head towards Nieu-Bethesda in the Eastern Cape; whether it's 1000km away or half that, you will not care. If you're coming from anywhere, it is pretty much slap bang in the middle of where you want to go and it's right where you want to be before you move on, alone with your Aston deep in the Karoo. 

The quaint and timeless town will welcome you with deep orange sunsets, and complement your Aston from every sun-setting angle. You see, it's the roads of its endlessnes you'll love most here as your DB11 will feel most alive in its emptiness. Never will you feel more in love with your DB11 Volante than you do right now. 

5. Once you've arrive, have a pizza at Bruno