Aston Martin prepares the DBS R
The four door Aston Martin Rapide sedan is not the only hot item coming out of the high performance English coach builder’s workshop. It appears that there is also a very interesting variant of the DBS sports car in the works. The spy photographers who snapped this shot are saying that the test car that was caught on camera was wearing a few high performance accessories, like a racing inspired suspension setup as well as a few performance modifications that give the DBS a harder image and turn James Bond’s automobile of choice into a true driver’s car.
This makes perfect sense since the chairman of the Aston Martin board is also the head of Prodrive, the outfit made famous for campaigning Ferrari’s in endurance racing and winning multiple World Rally Championships for the Japanese automaker Subaru. So it is only fitting that Aston Martin would like to produce a much more raw feeling sports car, perhaps it will even include a few tricks from the GT1 race car.
The standard Aston Martin DBS is powered by a hand-built 6.0 Liter V12 engine that produces a maximum output of 510 HP. This much power allows the latest DBS to go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 191 MPH.