Aston Martin has unveiled the new DBS which will be driven by James Bond, the legendary British secret agent, in the next 007 film, “CASINO ROYALE”, to be produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions.
In true Bond style, specific details of the new DBS remain top secret, although Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman, said: "This car encapsulates a link between our elegant DB9 road car and the powerful DBR9 race car. It signals an evolutionary development of Aston Martin’s world renowned style and elegance. While hinting at our future design direction, the DBS also has very clear links with our heritage - it is instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin."
Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez added: "The DBS continues our proud and lengthy association with James Bond. The DBS is not of the understated elegance of a DB9, nor the youthful agility of the V8 Vantage. It is explosive power in a black tie and has its own unique character which will equal that of James Bond."
Aston Martin DBS is built after the sport version DBR9. It is something between a Db9 and a DBR and it shares the same platform -roof, side windows and wheelbase - with Db9, but the car is lower it’s ridehight being reduced with 25 mm. The overhang is 40 mm wider, so the DBS looks more aggressive than de DB9.
The front design was concentrated and built so the huge 6.0 liter V12 engine could be easily colled out. The engine developes 500 hp. The DBS is 150 kg lighter than the DB9, but is posible that this weight loose won’t be available for the 300 vehicles limited edition.
Lights are cased in a silver chromed casing and the 20" chrome alloys have a new design with 10 spokes. In the rear an air difuser was aded (carbon air difuser) completly functional that is integrated that is integrated in the lower side of the spoiler also made of carbon and also serving aerodymanic purpose.
Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, “CASINO ROYALE” is scheduled for release in November, 2006.