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]