2009 Aston Martin DBS

2009 Aston Martin DBS

The Big D Dallas, TX – David Browne, General Manager Sales Operations and Product Marketing, Gaydon, UK takes us through some of the more spectacular bit’s of the Aston Martin DBS. The striking beauty with the underlying strength of carbon fibre is the reason the DBS concept starred in Casino Royale and the production version will car-star in Quantum of Solace.

Type: Two-seater race-bred exotic luxury sports car
Base Price: $265,000 (plus gas guzzler tax)
Engine: 6.0-litre, DOHC, 48-valve, V-12
Horsepower/torque: 510 horsepower/420 lb-ft. @ 5,750 rpm
Top Speed: 191mph (302km/h) and a 0-62mph (0-100km/h) time of 4.3 seconds.
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drive: rear-wheel drive
Competitors: Bentley Continental GT Speed, Mercedes-Benz CL65, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 or Roadster

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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