Aston Martin DBS Introduction
The Aston Martin DBS is a high-performance grand tourer inspired by the DB9 and produced by Aston Martin, a British luxury car manufacturer. The DBS moniker was previously used by Aston Martin on their grand tourer coupé from 1967 to 1972. Even though there were only 3 versions, the DBS is one of Aston Martin's most well-known cars. The DBS has established itself as one of the brand's most desirable vehicles thanks to powerful engines, creative chassis innovations, and an exquisite profile.
History of Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin DBS (1967 - 1972)
When it debuted in 1998, the new DBS was equipped with a 4.0L 6-cylinder inline engine that produced 286 horsepower and had a top speed of 141mph. It was also available in the 4-seat coupe version. The Vantage version of the DBS also became available, with a 4.0L engine producing 325 horsepower. Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Persuaders were two of the many Hollywood projects that used the automobile as a prop because of its eye-catching look.
Aston Martin DBS (2008 - 2012)
Aston Martin produced this generation of the DBS to give a middle-ground between both the breathtakingly exquisite DB9 and the DBR9 racing vehicle. This gen's DBS has a 510bhp hand-built V12 engine. However, the engine's powerful exhaust tone and seamless power delivery set it apart from the competitors. They designed the DBS to be more than simply a friendly face with a powerful engine. Aluminum chassis, adjustable suspension, and carbon-ceramic brakes made the DBS an excellent driver's vehicle. Aston Martin dubbed this version of DBS as "explosive power in a black-tie" due to the car's impressive performance.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (2018 - Present)
The DBS Superleggera signified the return of the DBS moniker to the grand tourer sector in 2018. Aston Martin introduced the new model, a refined interpretation of the fast-luxury coupe sector that is both elegant and sophisticated. There's a 5.2-liter V12 engine down there, and they added two turbochargers for comparison purposes. The DBS Superleggera can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in only 3.4 seconds, thanks to a total power output of 715bhp. The DBS seems to be a more robust vehicle than the DB11, although sharing the same base and basic engine. Because of the carbon-fiber panels and driveshaft, it is 158 lbs. (72 kg) lighter than its predecessor. A new high-torque variant of ZF's 8-speed transmission placed in a transaxle delivers the power to the wheels.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante (2019 - Present)
Aston Martin debuted the accessible version of their top model, the DBS Superleggera, in April 2019. They gave the convertible the name Volante in the British Company's heritage. There was a little spoiler on the trunk lid towards the back. Compared to the coupe variant, Aston Martin engineers shed only 3 kg (6.6 lbs) of downforce. Up to the A-pillars, the appearance was identical to the DBS coupe. What occurred next was that the B- and C-pillars were removed, revealing a stunning, streamlined open-top bodywork.
Aston Martin DBS Coupe and Convertible 2022
The DBS will no longer be known as the "Superleggera" model in 2022, even though little else has changed. Pre-configured cabin designs dubbed Create, Accelerate, and Inspire are now available for the DBS, each with a distinct appearance and feel. Customers who want a more customized interior will still have access to a seemingly limitless array of options and accessories to choose from.
The Aston Martin DBS 2022 includes different state-of-the-art, from the exterior to the interior. With the DBS, you have all the perks of a luxury sports vehicle without having to pay extra for them. Standard equipment includes heated and memory settings and leather-wrapped sports seats. Open-pore ash wood, carbon fiber, and satin-finished chrome trim are just a few options for the cabin's interior design. You may purchase a four-piece personalized luggage set that is color-coordinated to the interior of your Aston Martin. Additional features include:
- ABS and driveline traction control
- Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic
- 2 - 1st row LCD monitor
- Heated mirrors
- Navigation system
- Parking assist
- Alcantara leather Seat trim
- Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
The DBS is a monstrously fast touring vehicle, with a reported zero-to-60-mph time of 3.2 seconds for such a coupe and a top speed of 211 mph for 2 variants, the coupe and convertible. A 715-horsepower twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-12 engine powers the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. When you come across some winding roads, the DBS is advantageous to drive swiftly. Over uneven pavement, the ride is comfortable. A few stylistic changes, including new 21-inch wheel configurations, have been added to the 2021 model. Aston Martin has confirmed All-electric solutions for the DB11 and Vantage, and they will phase out this specific powertrain soon. The DBS is clearly dead in the long run if this trend continues.
Below are the release dates of each generation of the Aston Martin DBS:
- Aston Martin DBS (1967 - 1972) - Released in 1967 and ended its production in 1972.
- Aston Martin DBS (2008 - 2012) - August 2007
- Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (2018 - Present) - June 2018
- Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante (2019 - Present) - April 2019
- Aston Martin DBS Coupe and Convertible 2022 - 2022