F12 vs DBS.

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cayman-black

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161 months

Tuesday 6th August
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Has anyone driven or considered both of these cars or are they chalk and cheese? similar monies so worth considering.

B3NJY

291 posts

56 months

Tuesday 6th August
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The F12 is leagues above in my opinion. No comparison

Its Just Adz

9,393 posts

154 months

Tuesday 6th August
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B3NJY said:
The F12 is leagues above in my opinion. No comparison
Very much this, absolutely no comparison.

indapendentlee

324 posts

44 months

Wednesday 7th August
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Agreed - despite being a generation behind, the F12 wipes the floor with DBS in every respect apart from possibly infotainment.

cayman-black

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Wednesday 7th August
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Bloody hell guys is it really that bad? The car guys video showed that it got very close to the 812 so i thought it might just be as good as the F12. In other reviews, they seem to rate it, or are you lot just Ferrari biased?

Edited by cayman-black on Wednesday 7th August 12:39

RSbandit

734 posts

77 months

Wednesday 7th August
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Seems a bit biased here surely

WCZ

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139 months

Wednesday 7th August
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I had a dbs and drove an f12, there is no contest - not that the dbs is a bad car but the f12 is in a different league

cayman-black

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Wednesday 7th August
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WCZ said:
I had a dbs and drove an f12, there is no contest - not that the dbs is a bad car but the f12 is in a different league
WCZ ,was that the new DBS sl. So the Ferrari really is that good then.

Just to be clear i,m talking about the 2018 DBS Superleggera!


Edited by cayman-black on Wednesday 7th August 14:47

B3NJY

291 posts

56 months

Wednesday 7th August
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Why don’t you just test drive both and go for the one that you and only you prefer?

WCZ

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Wednesday 7th August
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cayman-black said:
WCZ ,was that the new DBS sl. So the Ferrari really is that good then.

Just to be clear i,m talking about the 2018 DBS Superleggera!


Edited by cayman-black on Wednesday 7th August 14:47
ah, nope! worth giving both of them a drive although easier said than done getting a test drive with ferrari at times

cayman-black

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Wednesday 7th August
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B3NJY said:
Why don’t you just test drive both and go for the one that you and only you prefer?
Firstly i like to hear what fellow PHers say then i will do that but i,m in Italy and i tell you now there are no DBS,s here and only one dealer miles from me has a F12.

B3NJY

291 posts

56 months

Wednesday 7th August
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Fair point didn’t realise you were in Italy, I’ve given my opinion as I’ve driven both and to me it was a no contest

cayman-black

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Wednesday 7th August
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B3NJY said:
Fair point didn’t realise you were in Italy, I’ve given my opinion as I’ve driven both and to me it was a no contest
Thanks, B3NJY !

AndrewD

6,934 posts

229 months

Friday 9th August
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It depends what you are looking for from the car. IMO the DBS SL is a GT car, a very good and handsome GT car but it feels it’s weight and the gearbox is too slow, when you start to push on a little and want it to be a sports car. I drove one back to back not with an F12 but an 812 and they are cars on different planets. Whilst the F12 is older, the comparison is similar - the engine and drivetrain responsiveness in the Ferraris are much more sporting in character, and the chassis more responsive when you push it. IMO.

MarkM3Evoplus

424 posts

145 months

Friday 9th August
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Are we talking the 2007 on DBS or the current one, DBSS?


cayman-black

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Friday 9th August
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MarkM3Evoplus said:
Are we talking the 2007 on DBS or the current one, DBSS?
The new 2018 onwards DBS Superleggera.

Thanks, Andrew, i agree.

ANOpax

75 posts

111 months

Saturday 10th August
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OP, if you are in Italy, there is only one answer - F12. Sure, the DBS will probably be a rarer sight but I would suggest that dealer support will be more of an issue than for the F12. In addition, if you drive a Ferrari in Italy, you are a hero. It’s as simple as that. I’ve had pump attendants wrestle the fuel nozzle out of my hand and insist on fuelling my car for me. The love is that strong.

Regarding the cars themselves, I only have experience of the pre SL DBS but I cant imagine that Aston has moved the game on that far as it would have to be a massive leap for them to have trumped the F12...

LotusJas

840 posts

176 months

Sunday 11th August
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Agree that being in Italy, a Ferrari appears to make more sense.


I've just picked up a DBS Superleggera (on loan) today however, and its really very good. I'd say the Ferrari is not really a competitor, as the Aston is more a relaxed but v fast luxury type of GT car rather than a more "lively" sports car type of GT.

Think a bit more towards the Bentley end of the spectrum, but still closer to the Ferrari than the Bentley.

MarkM3Evoplus

424 posts

145 months

Monday 12th August
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Autocar preferred the DBSS to the 812, as they felt it met the brief better of a super GT. The 812 and no doubt, the F12, are more 'hardcore', so I suspect it depends more on what type of car you want.

Personall,y I think I need one of each...……!!

cayman-black

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Monday 12th August
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lol. yes. The 812 is going for around £100k more than the DBS sl though.