With all the recent hype surrounding the brand new Aston Martin Vanquish, one could be excused for completely forgetting about its predecessor, the DBS, which is still going strong. This fact is exemplified in the latest EVO magazine track test conducted by television presenter, Tiff Needell.

Despite the fact that the DBS Volante will be superseded by a convertible version of the new Vanquish in a couple of years, pitting the present day DBS Volante against the much-newer Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster is still a prevalent test.

Not only do both of these cars slot into similar price brackets and appeal to similar buyers, but both produce similar outputs with the DBS Volante cranking out 510HP and 420 lb-ft of torque from its impressive, yet rather-out-dated, 5.9-liter V12 engine.

Featuring a vastly different 6.2-liter V8 engine, the SLS AMG Roadster produces a little more than the DBS, with peak horsepower reaching 563HP while an impressive torque figure of 479 lb-ft is also achieved.

With both cars’ tackling the Bedford Autodrome in similarly horrible conditions, it certainly makes for an enjoyable video, so check it out!


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  (683) posted on 07.16.2012

I don’t want him (Tiff Needell) talking exaggeratedly while driving those two cars.

  (395) posted on 07.12.2012

Well, Tiff Needell made it very furious given the wet track. Both of these car are great for achieving close times.

  (798) posted on 07.11.2012

Aston Martin performed well. Actually, they both do performed good.

  (630) posted on 07.10.2012

He’s quite good at sharing his driving experience, and he never let us bored watching his video. Yeah, he must be”feed on road” man.

  (553) posted on 07.10.2012

Ha ha. He has a great explanation of his experience on the Volante and Roadster. Feed on the road.

  (474) posted on 07.8.2012

Volante recorded time of 1:33.2 seconds while SLS AMG is 1:32.3 and that guy seems to enjoy his driving on these two super cars.

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