This is the new Aston Martin DBS, scooped by PistonHeads. Ignore the faux DBRS9 badging, this car is destined to take over the mantle of Aston range-topper from the Vanquish.
The big coupe was spotted in a parking area close to an Autobahn in Germany where it had been undertaking some high speed testing before the model goes on sale in October of this year. Although the Vanquish line closes this summer, sources at Aston Martin are refusing to call the DBS a successor to the old flagship.
Diffuser part of new aero kit
Precise details on its exact specification are still sketchy, but expect the 6.0 litre V12 to push out around 520bhp. Coupled with a weight loss of around 100kg, and the fitment of a six speed manual gearbox, the DBS is claimed to be the quickest production Aston ever.
Featuring a restyled DB9 body, and an aero kit made from carbon fibre, the DBS also sits 20mm lower than the standard DB9 and runs on new 20-inch alloys. Nevertheless, the chassis is still a variant of the VH alloy architecture that underpins both the DB9 and the V8 Vantage. As can be seen in one of the photos, carbon ceramic brake discs will be available.
6.0 V12 produces 'around' 520bhp
Inside, there’s a host of new metals and soft materials, and a totally redesigned centre stack. We can't wait...
Why has it not got the modelled radiator grille that the Bond DBS had? The flat grille looks a bit plain and frankly lets down the DB9 current model. Its a minor cosmetic detail I know but it just looked so much better.
By the way, we all think this is kosher, do we? It isnt really just a DB9 with a bodykit and the strake removed?
Edited by cardigankid on Saturday 18th August 22:45
knibbo17 Aug 2007
Go on spoil yourselves again, have "three" Then sell one and give the proceeds to to Mr Rooney..help him get better, or a charity."think about it" Why worry about all the "looks bit " have they got a button to select "Four wheel drive " or is it still back in the 20s with one wheel drive for slippy surfaces. more info, Click on again when I feel sad. Ha just seen a nice Subaru a.w.d. Knibbo.
Al 45011 Apr 2007
its only a DB9 with a bodykit..........a poor show for a flagship model IMO
sources at Aston Martin are refusing to call the DBS a successor to the old flagship.
Maybe it's not a flagship model?
kartmaster421311 Apr 2007
as soon as i saw the new bond movie i fell in love with this car, hoping and wishing aston would put it into production so tht 1 day it could flash past me doing over a ton if the sound that exhaust makes is half as gd as it does in the movie then it'll be the best sounding car ever made
hobo11 Apr 2007
Whilst this is a very good looking vehicle, for me its just not what Aston is about. If I wanted an out & out sports car I wouldn't be looking at AM, thats what the likes of Lamborghini/Ferrari/Porsche do much better IMO. Astons are about 'wafting'.