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Aston Martin DBS news - Frankfurt show: Aston Martin DBS
Aston has clearly decided to take fight to the home
teams at Frankfurt this year with the two special editions we brought you news of earlier this week - jostling for space alongside the new
You’ll have seen the DBS barrel-rolling through the latest
Bond flick, and it’s no less intimidating without Daniel Craig in the driver’s
Essentially a lighter, more powerful DB9, the DBS is
festooned in carbon fibre: the rear diffuser is carbon fibre, the wing mirror
attachments are carbon fibre, the interior door trim is carbon fibre… you get
That helps the DBS weigh in some 120kg lighter than the DB9.
With a 5.9-litre V12 developing 510bhp, it’ll hit 62mph in 4.3 seconds on its
way to a top speed of 191mph. Sadly, we weren’t allowed to start it up, but we
can only assume it sounds epic.
What impresses most about the DBS is the detail. The black
paint is flecked with gold, giving fantastic depth to the Aston’s high
haunches, while the clear rear light clusters and ‘sapphire starter button’
provide a proper bespoke feeling.
There’s a proper bespoke price tag to match, because the DBS
will cost about £160,000 when it goes on sale early next year.