Aston Martin DBS V12

Aston Martin DBS (2007-2012)

The Aston Martin DBS is a term introduced in the fall of 2007, Gran Turismo, and until the end of 2012, the top model of the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. An indirect predecessor of the same name was produced from 1967 to 1972. The general public, the model was back in 2006, in the James Bond film Casino Royale, known.

Once in October 2007 at the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon started off production, the new DBS was launched in spring 2008. The base price of the now powered by a V12 engine DBS is around 250,000 euros.

Vehicle characteristics

DBS Coupé ( 2007)

The new DBS is based on the built since early 2004 model DB9. He is like this built on the Ford VH platform, however, has the same roof, the same side windows and the same chassis as the sister model DB9 is lighter by 100 kilograms, had decreased by 25 mm ground clearance and is 40 mm wider than the DB9. In order to generate additional downforce on the rear axle, is located on the boot lid a fixed spoiler edge.

The front of the car is dominated by the radiator grille and air intakes, making the 6- liter V12 engine is supplied with the necessary cooling air. The engine produces up to 380 kW ( 517 hp ) at 6500 rpm and has a maximum torque of 570 Nm (419 ft lbs ) at 5750 rpm.

The power is transmitted via a manually operated six -speed transmission. Since late 2008, Aston Martin also offers the automatic version Touchtronic that enables switching via shift paddles on the steering wheel. The automatic transmission manufactured by the German automotive supplier and specialist in drive and chassis technology, ZF transmits the driving force via a torque converter with planetary gear on the rear axle.

Among the standard equipment features of DBS include, inter alia, a removable stopwatch for the driver.

DBS Volante (2009)

In spring 2009, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the convertible version of the DBS Volante. The motor corresponded to the coupe version, a 6- liter V12 engine with a maximum of 380 kW ( 517 hp). Inside the maximum of 307 km / h fast convertibles but there was ( in contrast to the coupe ) only two additional jump seats behind. The soft top of the DBS, which can be operated up to a speed of 48 km / h during the trip closes or opens within just 14 seconds. The base prices of the DBS Volante start at EUR 253 850 (as of 2009)


The DBS in the film

On January 17, 2006, announced that the new DBS is to be used in the 21st James Bond film Casino Royale, what then happened. Many of the existing in the film additional equipment such as a helmet holder behind the driver's seat, a glove box with several drawers and integrated Walther P99 including silencers, antidote ampule and an Automatic External Defibrillator ( AED) remained the vehicles used in the rotary reserved.

Besides its use in Casino Royale, the vehicle can still be seen in the prologue of 2008 appeared, 22nd James Bond film Quantum of Solace in a chase. The shooting of the film took place on the morning of April 19, 2008, compared about 6:30 clock to an accident in which a technician with a DBS drove into Lake Garda. The time of the accident 29- year-old driver Fraser Dunn was only slightly injured, but the vehicle was ready for the scrap heap.


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