The latest 007, played by Daniel Craig in the movie 'Casino
Royal', returned to Aston Martin for his day-to-day transport.
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 DBS provides a link between Aston Martin's
road and race cars
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.”
Similar and related vehicles:
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin DB9 Volante
Aston Martin DBRS9
Aston Martin Vanquish S V12
Aston Martin Vanquish V12
Aston Martin Vantage Roadster
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin Racing Rally GT
Aston Martin DB7
Aston Martin DB7 Vantage
Aston Martin DB7 GT
Aston Martin Vantage S/C