Aston Martin unveiled to us one of the most eagerly anticipated cars of the year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 16th, where the company took place starring the role of the featured marque.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez, said: "The DBS is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin's engineering and technical ability. It offers pure performance without compromise.
"The DBS delivers the complete driving experience and bridges the gap between our road and track cars - the DB9 and DBR9."
Equally at home on a twisting mountain circuit as on the open road, the DBS is a true thoroughbred. The Aston Martin DBS is a 6.0-liter V12 powered, race-bred, two-seater shaped by the aerodynamic demands of high performance, with an exquisite interior that marries beautifully hand-finished materials with the very latest in performance technology.
A combination of elegant design, innovative manufacturing processes, race-derived materials and components and Aston Martin's unrivalled hand-build expertise makes the DBS a luxury sports car without equal. Every line, crease and curve conveys the enormous potential of the DBS, a seductive blend of refinement and raw power, provided by the hand-built V12 producing 510 bhp, a top speed of 191 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds.
2008 Aston Martin DBS Specifications
|Brakes F/R:||ABS, vented disc/vented disc|
|Tires F-R:||245/35 R20 - 295/30 R20|
|Driveline:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||362 (5935)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||510(380) / 6500|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||420(570) / 5750|
|Redline at RPM:||n.a.|
|Length × Width × Height in:||185.9 × 81.1 × 50.4|
|Weight lb (kg):||3737 (1695)|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph s:||4.1|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||191 (302)|