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Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin DBS

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Aston Martin DBS interior

Year 2008
Engine 6.0 litre V12
Transmission 6 speed manual RWD
Max speed 191 mph
0-60 mph 4.3 seconds
Horsepower 510 hp
weight 3736 lbs

The latest 007, played by Daniel Craig in the movie 'Casino Royal', returned to Aston Martin for his day-to-day transport.

The DBS provides a link between Aston Martin's road and race cars
Aston Martins styling over the past few years has been second to none. Beginning with the DB9 in 2004, the Vantage V8 in 2005, and the 4-door Rapide concept in 2006. Aston Martins design department has been creating some of the most desirable and luxurious supercars on the planet. It's therefore a well deserved honor that the worlds most celebrated spy gets one for his company car.

The Aston Martin DBS looks very similar to the DB9 in its overall shape. The front bumper gets more pronounced side air intakes, and a deeper front valance allows for a larger lower grille. The bonnet is punctuated by four air ducts (similar to the DBRS9), and the slightly wider arches are connected by much more aggressive side skirts. Behind the 20" wheels sit carbon ceramic brake discs for immense stopping power.

Power for the Aston Martin DBS comes from a 510-horsepower/420 lb-ft version of the DB9's 6-liter V12. The transmission is handled by a 6 speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels.

Aston Martin says the DBS hints at a future design direction for the company. However it is clear that the changes to the overall formula are quite small and carefully judged. Why fix something that isn't broken?

Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman, said of the DBS: “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.”

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