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Review: Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black devours suns, spits them out

We'll admit right now that we have never been completely taken with the Aston Martin DBS. It wasn't that we didn't like it – on the contrary, it's every bit the fabulous car. It's just that we found the DBS slightly... too much, in the same way you could have too much pampering or too much caviar. Even as you're finding the words to decline the next round of Beluga you're thinking, "Wow, I can't believe I'm about to give this the stiffarm, but..." It's all about the fact that the DB9, to our eyes, is just right. The DB9 needs nothing added, and as fabulous as the DBS is, it marks the... Read More

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    Bond stunt driver takes plunge into lake in Aston Martin DBS
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    At 6:30 this morning, a stunt driver shooting a scene for the upcoming James Bond flick, Quantum of Solace, lost control of an Aston Martin DBS while filming a chase scene and plunged into Lake Garda in Italy. The film's executive producer, Anthony Waye, said that the scene was being shot in the pouring rain, and although the DBS didn't survive it's ...

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    Spy shots: Aston Martin DBS Volante
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    Click the image above for a gallery of high-res shots of the Aston Matrtin DBS Volante.Somewhere in the Swedish boonies there's a stunning burgundy mule testing its wares in the snow: the Aston Martin DBS convertible. Differing from its hardtopped sibling in only its roofline and side window profile, rear seat passengers will need all the champagne they can ...

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    James Bond keeps his Aston Martin DBS
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    Click image for DBS photo gallery Ever since Ford sold Aston Martin earlier this year, there was speculation as to whether the marque would provide James Bond's company car again when the 22nd installment of the movie series hits theaters next November. Speculation over. Aston Martin announced today that its flagship DBS would return to play the hero car ...

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    Thanks DuPont: Aston Martin DBS now available in Racing Green
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    Click image for our Aston Martin DBS hi-res galleryWhen the good ship Lotto comes into port for us, one of the items very high on the shopping list is the Aston Martin DBS, which adds a dash of toughness to the slinky lines of the DB9 and generally causes the car-aware to trip over their tongues. Thanks to some recent updates over on Aston Martin's media ...

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    Top Gear flogs the Aston Martin DBS
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    Top Gear has laid hands on the new hotness that is the Aston Martin DBS, and after watching Jeremy Clarkson take us on an eight-minute tour of the car and what it can do, we desperately want to win the lottery. In his review, he literally places it head-to-head against the DB9 (prettier and less costly) and the Vanquish S (faster in a drag race), and for a ...

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    Aston Martis DBS voted "Rear of the Year"
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    click above image to view more angles of the Aston Martin DBS derriereThe Aston Martin DBS has been voted as having the "Rear of the Year" in a poll conducted for the MPH '07 car show takes place in early November. It's J-Lo-esque posterior narrowly beat out the Bugatti Veyron's bum for the top honor, though when divided by sex, women voters were more ...

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    Own an Aston Martin DBS, get a watch... for another $34,500
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    Click image to view the high-res version, the DBS gallery The Aston Martin DBS is one exclusive, expensive ride, with only 500 copies of the $250,000 car scheduled to be made each year. To up the exclusivity factor while also giving deep-pocketed DBS owners the ability to play James Bond, Swiss watchmaker Jaeger LeCoultre has designed a very exclusive ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Aston Martin DBS is the new House of Lords
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    Click the image above for more hi-res pics Neither Daniel Craig nor his latest avatar made an appearance at the Frankfurt Auto Show, but that's all right. If we had a choice of meeting Bond or his car in person, we'd have to go with the car. And there it was, the DBS, "the ultimate luxury sports car," lurking in Aston's area. Beneath the sculpted, vented ...

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    Aston Martin has bigger plans for Frankfurt
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    Aston Martin had one of the worst displays at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, stuffed into the corner of the Ford section with precisely zero pizazz. Since Aston's new owners want to make a good impression, it looks like they're planning on kicking off the 2007-2008 auto show season with a big bang at Frankfurt. We've already told you about the fire-breathing ...

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    Pebble Beach Week 2007: Aston Martin DBS brings Bond to the commoner man
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    Although we did our best to get around to all of the events up in Monterey last week, the fates sometimes conspired against us. Bear with us then as we play a bit of catch-up this week and share some pics of the unveilings and debuts you may have missed. Here we show off a few shots of the more track-like DBS from Aston Martin. Finished in a bluish silver ...

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    Dr. Bez spills the beans, announces DBS pricing
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    Our friend Lou Ann Hammond of Carlist was among the small cadre of early-rising journos who ventured out to Pebble Beach's 18th green on Thursday morning to see Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, formally introduce the DBS (video here). Now, while pricing on the sumptuous supercar apparently wasn't supposed to be announced until the Frankfurt show in ...

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    Aston Martin DBS: Full info, mega gallery!
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    Click image for updated gallery with 45 hi-res photos var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/2008_Aston_Martin_DBS_Full_specs_45_photos'; Yesterday's post on the Pebble Beach debut of the production Aston Martin DBS clearly got everyone's juices flowing, and today we're happy to follow up with Aston Martin's full press release (it's pasted after the jump) ...

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    Be careful, 007: Aston Martin shows off production DBS
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    Click image for galleryThe 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, ...

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    Top 7 for 007: Rating Bond's rides
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    Some were better than others, but the Bond flicks get us going back to the theater every time. There's just something irreplicably stylish and enchanting about the entire series, and 007's rides make up a big part of that allure... at least for hopeless car nuts like us. But just like the acting and storyline vary with each production, so does the coolness ...

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    Spy Shots: Aston Martin DBS caught on Autobahn
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    PistonHeads just posted a bunch of pics of the new Aston Martin DBS. Although the car was wearing DBRS9 badges, it's actually believed to be the DBS that is expected to take the place of the outgoing Vanquish in the A-M lineup. The car was caught unattended after a high speed run on one of Germany's Autobahnnen. There's still some confusion about how the ...

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    David Richards talks about Aston Martin's future
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    Now that Ford is no longer in control of Aston Martin, AutoCar had a chat with new AM Chairman David Richards about the future of the no-longer-as-exclusive, but still very expensive British car maker. Richards made clear that Ulrich Bez is still very much in charge of day to day operations at Aston, and he represents the owners and helps plot strategy. The ...

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    Aston Martin developing a DBX?
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    With the ink still moist on the purchase agreement for Aston Martin, there are some interesting developments already. As we've heard ad nauseum previously, David Richards of Prodrive, along with Texas banker John Sinders, and the Kuwaiti Investment Dar and Adeem Investment have taken a 90% stake in the company. Prodrive and Aston will stay separate, but ...

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    The details (and pictures) on Bond's crashed Aston
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/The_details_and_pictures_on_Bond_s_crashed_Aston'; We finally got to watch Casion Royale the other day and were very impressed with the new Bond – clearly a darker and more mature double-O than previous ones who were cast as cartoonish philanderers. In addition to the new Bond, the series also received a ...

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    Ford disses Toyota's lack of Bond involvement
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    Each new James Bond film, in addition to being an event in and of itself, is a massive advertisement for every single branded item seen on the silver screen. Whether it's 007's Smirnoff vodka, Walther pistol, or Aston Martin automobile, each item's appearance on screen is indeed a Very Big Deal for the company behind it. And so, Ford is crowing about its ...

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    SPY SHOTS: Aston Martin DBS...or is that the DBRS9?
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    Sure, photos of Aston Martin's newest model, the DBS, have already been released in film spec. Sure, it was already shown to a group of VIPs alongside the V8 Roadster. But Car magazine claims to have photos of the first one to be caught in public. The DBS is making its first official public premier on November 17, the opening night of the new James Bond ...

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