• Aug 16, 2007
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The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, already the backdrop for the introductions of another special-edition Lexus SC 430 (yawn) and the production Infiniti EX (better), is also the venue for an automobile debut more in keeping with the spectacular vehicles that will be displayed this weekend. That car is the Aston Martin DBS, and yes, Virginia, it is ten kinds of awesome.

Due in the first quarter of '08, the latest Bondmobile receives a 510-horsepower/420 lb-ft version of the DB9's 6-liter V12. The only way to harness that power is through a 6-speed manual, and on top of everything else, the DBS, at 3,736 lbs, is 143 pounds lighter than a comparable DB9 coupe with the same transmission. 0-62 mph arrives in a scant 4.3 seconds, and the car keeps going up to 191 mph. Carbon ceramic brakes provide the stopping power, and a 5-setting Adaptive Damping System helps keep the 20-inch Pirelli-wrapped wheels glued to the tarmac. We'll add an update for you once we receive Aston Martin's full press release and vehicle specs.

[Source: Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      they need to create a whole new word to describe how good this car look...
      • 7 Years Ago
      in the words of Clarkson
      "this isnt a sports car, its pornography"
        • 7 Years Ago
        I guess only true car aficionados will understand but when I scrolled down the pages of Autoblog...."Oh my....uhuhuh..." Then when I got to the interior I got the shakes.

        This car is unrealistically gorgeous, sexy, ensual, sultry, seductive, voluptuous, racy, amorous, tempting, tantalizing, arousing and stimulatingly----hot.


      • 7 Years Ago
      What is a word that means more awesome than awesome? Because that is what should be used here. I think I might start saying that things I REALLY like are "DBS"...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does it come with the correct wheel bolts?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not really diggin' some of the aero work, but i'm sure it will be a great car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "The only way to harness that power is through a 6-speed manual,"

      007? If my memory is correct, Daniel Craig couldn't drive a standard in Casino Royale (the vintage DB5) and had to be taught.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I saw the DBS being unloaded at an A-M dealer in Santa Ana, CA last week. I rarely ever gawk at cars, but my head was literally out the window. Beautiful machine.

      Now if their new owners would work on the performance and reliability. They definitely have everybody else beat on the styling...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Trevor2k states: "Thank Dog Ford is ridding itself of these loser Eurocrap divisions who only lose money and market their crap wagons to wealthy gays on America's coasts."

      Eurocrap??? - So that does'nt include Porsche, Ferrari etc, then? Yeah, that great Ford US line up, featuring the dull US Focus, when you all know, you want the euro one. The great barge that is the Crown Victoria. One great car in the range - The Mustang!

      But Ford did right by Land Rover, and Aston sales are very healthy. If they don't want to update the domestic range, that's up to them!
      • 7 Years Ago
      All the money that Ford wasted on this irrelevent car, while the North American domestic line was starved for development cash, sad.

      And the (once market leading) Ford Ranger pickup soldiers on without a major redesign for nearly 20 years.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Irrelevant? Maybe. Beautiful? Yes!
        • 7 Years Ago
        "Thank Dog Ford is ridding itself of these loser Eurocrap divisions who only lose money and market their crap wagons to wealthy gays on America's coasts."

        I don't argue with trolls. Seriously, what kind of statement is that.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "Hey MiniMe, go troll elsewhere. Ford didn't waste money on this. Aston Martin spent the money on this car, and I think it was extremely well spent. "Oh but Ford owned Aston"....Yeah, but each company is a separate entity. Ford doesn't tell Land Rover,Jag, or Volvo what to spend money on or not.

        Complain to FORD for the crap that they sell, not Aston Martin."

        The only one selling crap here is you. Where the hell do you think Aston Martin got the money to develop this car when they haven't turned a net profit since Ford owned them up till two months ago? From all the folks who bought Mondeos, Fiestas, foci, etc.

        Thank Dog Ford is ridding itself of these loser Eurocrap divisions who only lose money and market their crap wagons to wealthy gays on America's coasts.

        And the DBS is an overweight, astonishingly overpriced turd to boot.

        • 7 Years Ago
        "Hey MiniMe, go troll elsewhere. Ford didn't waste money on this. Aston Martin spent the money on this car, and I think it was extremely well spent. "Oh but Ford owned Aston"....Yeah, but each company is a separate entity. Ford doesn't tell Land Rover,Jag, or Volvo what to spend money on or not.

        Complain to FORD for the crap that they sell, not Aston Martin."

        The only one selling crap here is you. Where the hell do you think Aston Martin got the money to develop this car when they haven't turned a net profit since Ford owned them up till two months ago? From all the folks who bought Mondeos, Fiestas, foci, etc.

        Thank Dog Ford is ridding itself of these loser Eurocrap divisions who only lose money and market their crap wagons to wealthy gays on America's coasts.

        And the DBS is an overweight, astonishingly overpriced turd to boot.

      • 7 Years Ago
      It's one of the most gorgeous cars I have ever laid eyes on. However its two main competitors in the ultra-exotic gt area are the Ferrari 599 and Mercedes SLR, both of which have more than 100 horsepower over the DBS.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The DB9 is an awe-inspiring beauty.

      This, though is so sultry...and so voluptuous...
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