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2008 Aston Martin DBS - Review

 

At first glance, the DBS comes across as little more than a DB9 ‘special edition’ with a loud bodykit and a few extra horses under the hood. However Aston Martin is adamant that the DBS is a completely different car, at least in character and feel, if not styling. In fact, the DBS has all the ingredients for a brutal sports car rather than a Grand Tourer: a hand built V12 engine with 517 horsepower, upgraded suspension from the DB9, ceramic brakes, huge 20” tires that are 245/35 at the front and 295/30 at the rear and a stability control system with a track mode.

The DBS claims a top speed of over 300km/h and a 0-60mph time of just 4.3 seconds drawing ever closer to the performance benchmarks set by Ferrari and Lamborghini. The car already has a reputation after being briefly driven in the last James Bond film, Casino Royale, but the short chase and subsequent destruction left us wanting more. That’s the reason we’re here in the UK test driving the...
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