Driving Impression: 2008 Aston Martin DBS

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by ajzahn, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. #1 ajzahn, Nov 24, 2007
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    License to thrill: We drive the 2008 Aston Martin DBS

    Aston Martin gave the world a sneak peek at its range-topping DBS with a cameo role in last year's James Bond thriller, Casino Royale. Now it's our turn behind the wheel. The DBS, a spiritual successor to the Vanquish, uses a pumped-up version of the Aston Martin DB9's 450-bhp 6.0-liter V-12 rated at 510 bhp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. That engine is mated to a 6-speed manual. The drivetrain has a wide powerband that allows rapid acceleration in all gears, while blasting out a powerful exhaust note above 4,000 rpm.

    Weighing just 3735 lb., Aston says the DBS is capable of 0–100km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration of 4.3 seconds and that the car has a top speed of 191 mph. Priced at $265,000, the DBS is a true exotic and its interior matches those expectations, with stitched leather everywhere, high-quality metal accents and jewel-like instrumentation. Even the key, which Aston Martin calls the "emotion control unit," is made of crystal. It's inserted into a slot and held in to ignite the engine. The DBS is quite tractable at low speeds, but really comes into its own on sweeping two-lane roads where the engine's flexibility is given a chance to shine. The DBS is simply a stunner, from design language to driving experience.

    >>> www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=34&article_id=6246
  2. That's an extremely superficial review.
  3. The review is as deep and profound as the DBS
  4. Ouch
  5. It's a road and track review... I want to see Top Gear test it.
  6. if Clarkson drives it, you know he will love it.

    He's got a raging hard for them.
  7. That's an extremely american review.
  8. This review can't handle.
  9. The DBS is a fantastic car. Stop being an idiot.
  11. prefer the db9
  12. Vantage.
  13. The DBS only looks nice in Silver.
  15. stop being wrong so frequently.
  16. Current Astons are so meh, this included.
  17. I have to say no

    I've seen one in silver and the riceness was horrendous
  18. DB9.
  19. love this car, especially since it posted a 1.23 on the top gear track. Much better than I would have anticipated

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