Aston Martin DBS

The Aston Martin DBS is a GT luxury sports car produced by the famed British car maker. The Aston Martin DBS was originally produced from 1967-72 and featured in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majestys Secret Service. A newer hi tech version has been produced since 2006, based on the Aston Martin DB9. Its hand-built V12 engine produces 380 kW (510 bhp/517 PS), making it one of the most powerful production Aston Martins ever made and as such it is ideal for the real deal sports car enthusiast. The latest model also featured in a James Bond film, the 2006 effort Casino Royale. The Aston Martin DBS is close to race-track perfection, looks and sounds fabulously powerful and is beautifully hand-made.

Aston Martin DBS

  • Original DBS (1967-72)

    The DBS was the stunning successor to the famed Aston Martin DB6, a larger coup than the DB6, with four full seats. It was powered by the same 4.0 L engine as the previous vehicle and was powered by a straight six engine. The engine normally produced 282 hp but a DBS Vantage option upped output to 325 hp. The DBS had a more modern look than the DB6, with a square grille. Typical spec for the 1972 model year was 282 bhp at 5500 rpm.

    New DBS (2006-)

    The new DBS 2006 luxury sports car offers true beauty and comfort along with market leading performance. If you are lucky enough to drive one expect massive, raw race-car handling and luxury spec. The Aston Martin DBS provides a 6.0-litre V12 powered, race-bred two-seater experience. Its hand-built V12 engine produces 510 bhp/517 PS. The 6.0-litre V12 engine shared powerplant continues the strong link between Aston Martins road and race cars, as the six-cylinder powerplant used in the DBR1 also powered the DB4, DB5 and DB6 in the 1950s and 1960s. Like all modern day Aston Martin powerplants, the engine is hand-assembled at Aston Martins facility in Cologne, Germany. Like the DB9 and its sister DBR9 and DBRS9 race cars, the DBS uses Aston Martin all-alloy VH (Vertical Horizontal) architecture, a light bonded aluminium structure that promotes outstanding strength and rigidity. A new Aston Martin DBS was used in the 21st James Bond film: Casino Royale. The new DBS is based on the DB9 series.

    Aston Martin DBS Main Spec

    • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve,

    • 5935 cc V12. Compression ratio 10.9:1

    • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive

    • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system

    • Max power 380 kW (510 bhp/517 PS) at

    • 6500 rpm

    • Max torque 570 Nm (420 lb ft) at 5750 rpm

    • Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.3 sec

    • Max speed 307 km/h (191 mph)

    • Wheelbase 2740 mm (107.9”)

    • Fuel tank capacity 78 litres

    • Weight 1695 kg (3737 lb)

    • Rear mid-mounted, six-speed manual gearbox.

    • Alloy torque tube with carbon-fibre propeller shaft.

    • Limited-slip differential. Final-drive ratio 3.71:1

    Fuel consumption

    • Litres/100km (mpg)

    • Urban 24.26 (11.64)

    • Extra Urban 11.74 (24.05)

    • Combined 16.35 (17.28)

    • CO2 emissions 388 g/km

    Aston Martin DBS selected Interior Features

    Aston Martin DBS interior features include semi-aniline leather and Alcantara interior, matrix alloy facia trim and iridium silver centre console finish, carbon-fibre door trims and door pulls, auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener, sports seats with 10-way electric adjustment. Other special comfort features include memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions). Safety features include dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags, side airbags, heated seats, heated rear screen, automatic temperature control, high intensity discharge headlamps (dipped beam), halogen projector headlamps (main beam), LED rear lamps and side repeaters. Hi tech features include Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays, trip computer, LED map lights, cruise control, Hard Disk Drive (HDD) satellite navigation, Bluetooth telephone preparation, powerfold exterior mirrors. Also, front and rear parking sensors, tyre-pressure monitoring, alarm and immobilizer, remote-control central door locking and boot release, battery disconnect switch, battery conditioner, tracking device and boot-mounted umbrella.

    New Aston Martin DBS In-car entertainment features

    Aston Martin 700 W premium audio system with Dolby Pro Logic II

    Integrated Apple iPod connector

    USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility

    3.5 mm auxiliary input socket