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Aston Martin DBS

Aston Martin DBS

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The modern Aston Martin DBS is a high performance GT sports car version of the DB9 from the UK manufacturer Aston Martin. Aston has used the DBS name once before on their 1967–72 grand tourer coupe. The modern car replaces the 2004 Vanquish S as the flagship of the marque.

It was officially unveiled at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on 16 August 2007, which featured a brand new exterior colour, a graphite grey with a blue tint which has been dubbed Casino Ice.

Delivery began on 2008 Q1.

Handling Edit

Aston Martin DBS V12 in London, 2011.

Aston Martin has also developed an Adaptive Damping System, or ADS, which alters the suspension in order for the car to cope with the driver’s desires and road/weather conditions. When turned on, the ADS automatically alters the suspension settings to ensure the driver has high levels of control at all times. Apart from the suspension getting stiffer, throttle and braking response is increased and steering is sharpened.

The DBS is fitted with Pirelli P-Zero tyres developed especially for the car, along with lightweight, aluminium 20 wheels.

To keep the weight as low as possible, Aston Martin has made extensive use of carbon fibre throughout the whole car. The bonnet, the boot, the front wings and the door opening surrounds are all made of carbon fibre. The carpets are also made by special thin layers made from carbon fibre.

The roof and the doors are made of aluminium. The result is a 30 kg (66 lb) weight reduction from a regular DB9. The car is also fitted with a carbon fibre splitter at the front wings to increase handling and a carbon fibre rear diffuser to increase high-speed stability.

The brake discs are carbon ceramic, which shaves a significant 12.5 kg (28 lb) from the unsprung weight. At the front, there are 398 mm (15.7 in) ventilated and drilled brakes with 6-piston alloy monobloc callipers. At the back, there are 360 mm (14.2 in) ventilated and drilled brakes with 4-piston alloy monobloc callipers.

Interior Edit

The interior of a DBS is a blend of carbon fibre, alcantara leather, wood, stainless steel and aluminium surfaces. The seats are made from semi-aniline and Alcantara leather and both bear the DBS signature with an optional 2+2 seating configuration. The door panels are carbon fibre and the fascia is, as standard, matrix alloy and iridium silver centre console or, as an optional extra, piano black fascia and centre console.

To achieve even greater weight savings, the carpet has a special lightweight weave. The car is started by means of the Emotion Control Unit, which was initially developed especially for the DBS but as of 2008 is available for the DB9 and V8 Vantage as well. The key is made from stainless steel and glass and is inserted into a special hole in the dashboard.

Bang Olufsen has developed a 1000 watt sound system for the DBS which consists of 13 speakers located in 10 different locations throughout the cabin with an integrated Apple iPod connector.

DBS Volante Edit

Aston Martin announced on its website and Facebook page in February 2009 that the DBS Volante would be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2009. [ 1 ] The convertible version was introduced in August at the 2009 Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach. California. [ 2 ] The roof is electronically controlled by a button in the center console and can be fully gone in 14 seconds after the press of the button.

The roof can also be opened or closed while moving but vehicle speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h). Apart from the roof, changes include a new wheel design available for both the coupe and volante versions and 2+2 seating configuration also available for both versions.

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Special editions Edit

As of Q3 2010, Aston Martin has released 2 special editions of the DBS. One is the Carbon Black edition which is available only for the DBS and the V12 Vantage models, and the other is the UB-2010 Limited Edition which is available for the both the DBS Coupe and the DBS Volante versions.

The Carbon Black edition is a package which includes unique carbon black paint job (as well as orange and grey), Touchtronic gearbox, obsidian black or orange interior and lightweight seats. [ 3 ]

The UB-2010 edition is named after Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda Limited and it commemorates the 10th year of Dr. Bez as CEO.

This edition is limited to only 20 coupes and 20 convertibles. This edition comes with the Touchtronic gearbox or the manual upon request, azurite black exterior color, blue brake calipers and a bronze-colored interior.

Film appearances Edit

The DBS was first seen in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale . the first film in which Bond was played by Daniel Craig. as a result of a product placement deal with Aston Martin’s parent company at the time, Ford .

Naming confusion Edit

The first cars ever to hold the name Aston Martin DBS were originally produced from 1967 until 1972. One of them featured in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service .

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