• Oct 23, 2008


Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin has a whole slew of new flagships on the way. The One-77 supercar has yet to be fully revealed, the Rapide four-door is in the pipeline, and the V12 Vantage is undergoing testing. But before any of those hit the market, Aston Martin is preparing to unveil a convertible variant of its current top-of-the-line model, the DBS. However reports suggest that the niche automaker is still undecided as to what name the drop-top Bond-mobile will carry.

Traditionally convertible Astons – four-seaters, particularly – have carried the Volante nameplate, as the DB9 currently wears, while the open-top version of the two-seat V8 Vantage carries the sportier Roadster nameplate. The DBS is based on the DB9 but does away with the rear seats (unless the customer asks nicely), leaving it somewhere in the middle, and leaving Richards, Bez and company scratching their heads. Have any suggestions for the Aston Martin management? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.


[Source: AutoTelegraaf via eGMCarTech]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Why not DBS-C??
      • 6 Years Ago
      Aston Martin DBS IROC-Z

      I'm sure GM would be more than happy to sell it to them, though it'd probably have to be a T-top and come with a decal set... photoshop beckons.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Volante sounds cool and they could go with Drophead.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Winter testing is always good but I'm pretty sure they'll never se it in northern Sweden again when testing is done =P
      • 6 Years Ago
      DBS Roadster? DBS Volante? Does it really matter?
      • 6 Years Ago
      they can call it the DBS topless version and sell out.

      But I vote Volante
        • 6 Years Ago
        Topless?

        Might as well call it "Girl in Knight Rider" edition :P
      • 6 Years Ago
      Volante S?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Simply call it "DBC." I think that sounds cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm….interesting management dilemma. Smiling!

      Aston Martin’s drophead coupe was introduced in 1961 with the DB4, DB5, and DB6. In 1967, is when the name “Volante” was applied to Aston Martin’s convertible models…

      And the nameplate “Volante” has continued to be applied to all of Aston Martin’s convertible models ever since.

      Hmmm….perhaps, Aston Martin DBS GT Volante?

      Best wishes and Take Care.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just call it the Volante DBS.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They can call it whatever they want and still sell out every one they make.

      But I like Volante, although why not do a Bugatti and call it DBS Grand Sport?
      • 6 Years Ago
      DBS Drophead - as others said, good traditional name

      DBS Cabriolet - also on others list

      DBS Flourish - crazy idea, just brainstorming

      DBS Shooting Star (play on words with the Shooting Brake 2 door wagon nomenclature applied to a topless 2 door)
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