• Aug 11, 2009

Aston Martin DBS – Click above for high-res image gallery


It may be too soon to say, but word has it that Aston Martin is working on an even more extreme version of its lightweight DBS super-GT. Rumors have been circulating around the Nurburgring, where Aston Martin has been seen testing new aerodynamic elements for the current Bondmobile of choice, fueling speculation that a more focused package could be on the way, potentially comprising a revised suspension, an updated body kit and some mild performance enhancements.

For reference, it's worth noting that after the Vanquish – the effective predecessor to the DBS – was on the market for three years, Aston Martin released the upgraded Vanquish S. The faster version upped the 5.9-liter V12's output from 460 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque to 520 and 425, dropping the 0-60 sprint from 4.4 seconds down to four flat while increasing the top end from 196 to 204 mph. Improved aero and bigger brakes were also part of the package, and if Aston follows the same route with the rumored DBS upgrade, we could have a real bahn-stormer on our hands.



[Source: PistonHeads]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Be intersting to see what they do to it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, great, DB variation # 217 892 that looks exactly like 217 891 previous DBs. I'm so excited.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You should be excited. Every car to come from Aston Martin has been pure gold!
      • 5 Years Ago
      They need a detuned version of the V-12 from the One-77.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Your post seems to be useless,utterly stupid and only vaguely on topic.
      It really makes other readers want you to get booted from this site.

      Thanks for spamming.

      http://getbent.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      So will this be a DBS-S, or maybe a DBS GT like the DB7 GT?

      Maybe Aston will just start stringing random letters behind David Brown's initials...

      The new Aston Martin DB MKS SLS GT 3GS SV, now available with ABS TCS EBD SRS GPS...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Simply gorgeous. It even makes green look good. Recently Aston Martin has made some of the most amazing cars I've ever seen. I could care less if it had 3 hp and sucked down 20 gallons of gas every mile, I would still be in awe of its beauty.

      But the fact that it happens to be fast is a nice perk :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, would Aston just go all out already and put a REAL supercar engine in one of their cars?
      500 hp doesn't cut it anymore.....
      We need muscle to back up those Godly looks!
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you said that after driving one, I'd be more impressed.

        People who drive cars for a living love the DBS. Why do you think that is. I haven't seen a single review where someone got out of a 500 hp car and whined about it being slow.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's an awesome looking car no doubt and would be blast to drive I'm sure. But it seems like we've had variations of this car forever, how old is the platform this thing sits on?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I will gladly go for a DBS Volante! This is the 2010 convertible DBS, and it's the most godly car ever made. The v12 sounds soooo nice as it blips sportshift to 2nd :) Definitely the nicest car I have ridden in. BTW, there's 4 in the US at the moment, and I saw all of them, and got to ride in the Casino Royale Grey one

      http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs192.snc1/6452_114586771707_675911707_2156985_1555187_n.jpg

      http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs192.snc1/6452_114586781707_675911707_2156987_4371600_n.jpg

      http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs192.snc1/6452_114586766707_675911707_2156984_6200439_n.jpg
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it possible (and I'm just wondering here) for an auto journo to write ANYTHING about an A-M and not mention James Bond? Because I don't know if I've EVER read an article or review that doesn't mention Bond. Is it something that journalists spend their entire lives looking forward to? Because it seems a bit stale now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh look, another one. Theres a shocker. DBSR V12 RSRGT-R
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