The DBS is a world class example of a beautiful fast grand tourer that was launched in 2007 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The first deliveries occurred in early 2008. The car is assembled in Gaydon, England....and the motor is build at the Aston Martin engine plant in Cologne, Germany.
The DBS is a true 2-seat coupe.....as opposed to the DB9 which is a 2+2 couple. The DBS has a bonded aluminium chassis and is made of lightweight magnesium alloy, carbon fibre composite and aluminium. It is the first production Aston Martin to make extensive use of carbon-fibre body panels.
Aston Martin has a checkered past with some great cars and the company has seen its fair share of financial troubles. Ford purchased the brand in 1987 and sold the brand in 2007 to a consortium lead by David Richards, a British racing champion.
Ford brought stability to the company, substantially increased reliability and left the designers to do what they did best. As a result, they have created fabulous examples of the automobile.
The DB in the name stems from David Brown, the owner of Aston Martin for a significant part of its history. The DB9 was designed by Ian Callum and finished by his successor, Henrik Fisker. Ian Callum is an infamous British designer whose work I greatly admire! He has such a sense of style!
Did I mention that the DBS is FAST! The DBS is equipped with a a heavily revised 5.9 Liter V-12 motor, derived from the DBR9 racing car. The motor produces 510 horsepower, a 0-60 mph. speed of 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 194 mph. The car comes with a 6-speed manual or "Touchtronic" 6-speed automatic transmission.
The DBS generates the numbers promised by a vicious exhaust note and steam roller tires. Click to see the DBS video!
Pricing fits under the category if you have to ask you cannot afford it! Yes....it is ultra expensive at $269,000 USD plus options.
Aston is big on the tactile experience; to bring the DBS’s engine to life, you press a sapphire and stainless steel “Emotion Control Unit”—not an ignition button.
I have to admit that Aston Martin DBS is one my favorites cars in the world. First, it is a beautifully styled car with some serious motoring performance.
This is a beautiful example of what a sports car should be! All I can say is wow! The DB9 stirred my adrenaline....so the DBS would only raise the bar.