Published on : 02 September 20192 min reading time
First seen in James Bond’s latest film “Casino Royal” (released in November 2006), Aston Martin decided to produce a similar version excluding gadgets!
Built on the DB9’s platform, the DBS uses many carbon fibre parts (fenders, tailgate, door surrounds, and hood). The aluminium bodywork has been reduced by 30 kilos thanks to the use of this type of material. For the most demanding, sports seats (optional) in carbon fibre and Kevlar provide an additional 40 kg of weight reduction for the vehicle. It is a vehicle with 2 seats and a V12, 6-litre engine producing 517 horsepower.
The Aston Martin DBS is a propulsion system equipped with a 5.9-litre V12 engine developing 517 HP, allowing it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.3s. This DBS breathes technology, aluminium frame, carbon, aluminium or magnesium alloy body panels, and ceramic disc brake. We discovered it, like a lot of Aston Martin, in the movie James Bond casino royal. The top speed of the beast is estimated at 317 km/h.
Presentation of the Aston Martin DBS
Released in 1967, the DBS succeeds the aging DB6. The objective was to break with the style of the first DBs and its cut lines very characteristic of the car designs of the time. Power, beauty and soul, these are the values on which the Aston Martin brand is based. The DBS evokes a brand new design, but broadly reflects the characteristics of the DB range. The first DBS versions feature the brand’s specific rear wing shape and the grille in the shape of a “gendarme hat” with more subdued contours. The DBS coupe started from the DB6 chassis with the same suspensions and additional openings on the hood to improve engine cooling. A new V8 version was introduced in 1969 with a 5.4-litre engine. There is a DBS Vantage version appeared a little later with a higher torque and greater driving flexibility, resulting in a refined large coupe. The DBS, any version included, has been published in 1600 copies. All the models of these 3 generations still continue to be produced, the oldest of which are now rare editions or Collectors. You can find used models for older versions. The price varies according to the model between 10,000 and 80,000 euros. The new version planned for 2019 is expected to cost about 270,000 euros.