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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

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Replacing the old Vanquish Volante

Aston Martin has already confirmed that the Vanquish will be replaced by a grand tourer called the DBS Superleggera and we’ve already seen test cars on public roads. Alongside the coupe, Aston Martin will also launch a Volante version of the new DBS. The convertible was also spotted testing on public roads, and we decided it’s time to put together a speculative review with what we already know about this car.

Designed to replace the aging Vanquish Volante, the DBS Superleggera Volante will benefit from Aston Martin’s new design language. Although it will have many unique cues, as seen in the spy shots, the DBS Superleggera will also borrow a few features from the DB11. A more luxurious interior, new technology, and a turbocharged V-12 engine are also on the table. Find out more about that below.

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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

Replacing the old Vanquish Volante

Aston Martin has already confirmed that the Vanquish will be replaced by a grand tourer called the DBS Superleggera and we’ve already seen test cars on public roads. Alongside the coupe, Aston Martin will also launch a Volante version of the new DBS. The convertible was also spotted testing on public roads, and we decided it’s time to put together a speculative review with what we already know about this car.

Designed to replace the aging Vanquish Volante, the DBS Superleggera Volante will benefit from Aston Martin’s new design language. Although it will have many unique cues, as seen in the spy shots, the DBS Superleggera will also borrow a few features from the DB11. A more luxurious interior, new technology, and a turbocharged V-12 engine are also on the table. Find out more about that below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante.

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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Replacing the Vanquish with a classic

Aston Martin is in the middle of revamping its entire lineup. Having replaced the DB9 with the DB11 and the old Vantage with a brand-new model, the Brits are now testing a replacement for the Vanquish. But the new grand tourer won’t carry the same name. In April 2018, Aston Martin announced that it’s reviving the DBS Superleggera nameplate for its flagship model.

The DBS name goes a long way back, having been used for the first time between 1967 and 1972. The badge was revived in 2007 when it was used for the super GT that replaced the first-generation Vanquish. The latter returned in 2012, and it’s now set to disappear again to make way for the "DBS" badge. The Superleggera name will be used as a tribute to Carrozzeria Touring, the company that designed the iconic Aston Martin DB4, DB5, and DB6. Here’s what we already know about the upcoming grand tourer.

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A Love Affair With The Aston Martin DBS: Video

A Love Affair With The Aston Martin DBS: Video

There’s something to be said for having a real connection between a driver and his car. I’m not talking about ‘connection’ in a platonic level, but in a deep and personal level that only the driver and his car share. I’ve seen some people have that kind of relationship with their cars. It doesn’t matter if they don’t have the right clothes to match the status of the car, or that they don’t have a proper garage to park their cars. What’s important to them is the car. Nothing else matters.

Watching this episode of Petrolicious made me remember those people. This episode features Michael von Trzebiatowski and a 1971 Aston Martin DBS V8, or to be a little clearer about it, this episode is all about von Trzebiatowski’s relationship with his DBS. From the start, it’s established that the DBS is more than just a car for von Trzebiatowski. It’s a realization of a desire and a dream to one day own this specific model and the lengths he went to just so he could fulfill his dream.

You know that someone loves his car in he purest and rawest sense when he makes - I’ll just say it - irrational decisions about it. For most people, the way von Trzebiatowski took ownership of his DBS could be described as irrational. But, for those who understand the sacrifices that have to be made in order to realize one’s dream of owning his dream car, von Trzebiatowski is the kind of success and love story that resonates with those who share his passion.

Sometimes, a car is more than just a car. In those rare instances, it becomes a partner, a mate, a friend, and in the case of von Trzebiatowski, a love affair. That’s the beauty of being a real car enthusiast. The word "love" isn’t measured in power, speed, or price tag, but in dreams being fulfilled.

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Barn-Found Aston Martin DBS Headed To Auction

Barn-Found Aston Martin DBS Headed To Auction

The last original Aston Martin DBS to come off the production line in 1972 has been found in a barn England and will be auctioned by COYS in London, on March 10th. Discovered by Chris Routledge, the Managing Partner of the auction house, the DBS has been sitting in a barn in Surrey since 1980 and is in dire need of a thorough restoration. Although it will be sold in its current state, the vehicle is expected to fetch between £25,000 to £40,000, especially since it’s one of only 787 units built.

"This is the ultimate barn find and an important part of Aston Martin’s history. It has been sitting in a barn since 1980 and now needs to be brought back to its former glory. The windows are broken, the interior trim is missing and it’s rusty, but it’s all there and there has been huge interest from collectors around the world," Routledge said in a statement.

Until it goes under the hammer, the car will be displayed by Aston Martin Mayfair at Aston Martin W-One, Brook House, 113 Park Lane, Mayfair, London. The auction takes place during the COYS "Spring Classics" auction at the Royal Horticultural Society.

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1970 Aston Martin DBS

1970 Aston Martin DBS

The Bonhams auction is one of those rare times of the year when some of the most exotic classic vehicles are awaken from hibernation for whole world to see. This year, a special Aston Martin DBS was showcased at Bonhams and judging by its history as the DBS used in the British television series "The Persuaders!", you could understand why the car fetched for more than just a pretty penny.

The famed 1970 Aston Martin DBS that starred in the hit British television series was a popular model at Bonhams and the final price really validated its status as one of the most significant TV cars of its time. After all, nobody pays £533,500 for just any other Aston Martin from the 1970’s.

That figure also established a new world record for an Aston Martin DBS sold at auction. That’s a fitting designation for one of the few Aston Martins in history that people grew up watching on TV, beginning a love affair with the marquee that in its own way, has lasted the test of time and generations.

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2012 Aston Martin DBS Volante Summerheat by Wheelsandmore

2012 Aston Martin DBS Volante Summerheat by Wheelsandmore

It seems a little odd for Wheelsandmore to release a tuning program strangely named "Summerheat".

But that’s exactly what the German aftermarket company did, and it used an Aston Martin DBS Volante to showcase its new project. The DBS Volante is impressive enough in its own right, but Wheelsandmore managed to give it the right kind of performance and handling bump that gives the British sports car some spicy new credentials.

It’s hard to imagine a car like the DBS Volante getting even more premium upgrades, let alone one that gives it a nice uptick in the power department. But such is the touch of Wheelsandmore.

Every time we think this aftermarket company has pushed its tuning skills to the limit, it comes back and proves us wrong time and time again.

It’s work on the DBS Volante is only the latest in a long line of examples that we hope doesn’t end now or any time soon.

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2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial

2013 Aston Martin DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial

Any time an automaker celebrates its 100th birthday, you can expect pretty much a year’s worth of festivities, including, but not limited to, the production of some pretty special one-off models.

Aston Martin is taking that route and true to form, noted Italian design house Zagato, has joined in on the party.

The two companies have collaborated to build a pair of one-offs, including one based on the new DBS Coupe. It’s called the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and it’s rather astounding.

Norihiko Harada, Zagato’s chief designer, admitted to redesigning the DBS as a difficult job especially when it came with the pressure of a one-off model that’s being developed to celebrate the British automaker’s 100th anniversary.

To the credit of everyone involved in the project, the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial lives up to its exclusive designation. The coupe/fastback design of the car is a clear indication of its Aston Martin heritage while the double-bubble roof design and the flair by which its presented is true to form on what you’d expect with Zagato, especially the classic models that the one-off is reminiscent of.

In the end, designing the DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial brings the sporty styling together of Zagato with the classic luxury of Aston Martin. A job well done, if we do say so ourselves; something it’s Japanese owner will more than likely approve of.

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2012 Aston Martin DBS Coupe

2012 Aston Martin DBS Coupe

The Aston Martin DBS has had a pretty long lifespan after first being introduced in 1967. The current generation, though, didn’t hit the market until 2008, which in itself is already long for the industry.

But despite its age, the DBS remains one of Aston Martin’s meal tickets, a car that has come to define the British automaker’s quest to build the ultimate expression of its engineering and technical know-how.

It’s not a coincidence that the DBS has lasted this long and even though, it’s ripe for a facelift, it’s still got the combination of style and power that even newer models like the Audi R8 V10 and the Bentley Continental GT have to take serious note of.

The 2012 Aston Martin DBS is personifies everything that’s right with Aston Martin, carrying with it the history and technology that has come to define this model in all the years that it’s been around.

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