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Aston-Martin DBS

Aston-Martin DBS

  Ever since the classic DBS's introduction in 1967, it has been a star on the screen starting with its role in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It then showed up in modern 007 flicks like Casino Royale. The DBS started out life as a 4.0 Liter 325 HP grand tourer and was reborn in 2007 as an upgraded DBR9 powered by a 6.0 Liter V12 and a front end filled with more vents than the race car. With its unique design and pure performance potential, the coach built super car was designed to fill the gap between road and track offering the ultimate expression of Aston Martin’s engineering and technical ability. The DBS offers pure performance without compromise. At $265,000 the rear wheel drive 510 HP hand built super car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 MPH in four seconds flat and will reach a top speed of 196 MPH. The DBS can be distinguished from the DB9 by its deeper front spoiler, extra-wide intake, large rear spoiler, 20" wheels, and wider rear track.


Aston Martin announced that the customers who’ve put orders in for the DBS luxury coupe are going to have to wait about three months longer than Aston had originally intended, to take delivery of the super coupe. Shortages of some of the car’s one-off parts are the source of the hold- up, causing otherwise complete cars to remain unfinished.

Sources within Aston Martin say that the automaker is willing to make people wait, if it means getting the car right. The company isn’t willing to risk its reputation by using available parts that are slightly sub-standard.

Source: WindingRoad

Deadlock for the biggest spy in the world! Agent 007 remained with no car while filming the "Quantum of Solace", the newest film in the 007 series.

The stunt man who was driving this unique DBS plunged into an Italian lake while filming one of the most difficult scenes in the movie. The driver of the Aston Martin was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The accident has major consequences for the film. Italian reports say the car was the only one available for shooting, which has spanned the globe from England to Chile and Mexico.

The production has had some difficulties already. A shoot in the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru had to be scrapped in March due to bad weather. Spain is the next locale for the film, which has British actor Daniel Craig reprising his role as the suave secret agent.

Source: CBC

Inside Line caught a prototype version of the Aston Martin DBS Volante outside the automaker’s Nürburgring workshop. Aston Martin Vice President and General Manager for North America John Walton announced the "possibility" of the DBS Volante at a recent Aston Martin press event in Dallas.

"We design everything we make with the ability to build a coupe and a roadster," said Walton. "We never do anything as an afterthought." Walton said it would be at least 18 months away for the DBS Volante, "if we went there."

The DBS Volanted will be powered by the same 5.9-liter V12 engine found in the DBS Coupe version. Production version will be released by late 2009.

Source: Inside Line
On the last TopGear episode, Jeremy Clarkson tested the Aston Martin DBS. Conclusion? The DBS is the best car he’s driven this year!

On the last TopGear episode, Jeremy Clarkson tested the Aston Martin DBS. Conclusion? The DBS is the best car he’s driven this year!

The guys from Autowek.nl took the Aston Martin DBS on a little ride. It’s true the video is in Dutch, but lucky us it has an English subtitle, so... Enjoy!

The guys from Autowek.nl took the Aston Martin DBS on a little ride. It’s true the video is in Dutch, but lucky us it has an English subtitle, so... Enjoy!


PistonHeads caught the new Aston Martin DBS on the autobahn, in Germany. The new model will replace the Aston Martin Vanquish and will be unveiled this year, in October. The new DBS will be powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine with an output of 520 hp. Coupled with a weight loss of around 100kg, and the fitment of a six speed manual gearbox, the DBS is claimed to be the quickest production Aston (...)
Source: PistonHeads

In March 2007, at Geneva motor show, the long-waited DBS will come to reality. Based on the DB9, with higher performance and handling capabilities, the street version of the concept that stars in Casino Royale will go on sale in fall 2007. The new DBS will replace the Vanquish in the Aston Martin line-up. The car will be limited to 300 units.


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