Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Ulrich Bez, the CEO, Aston Martin, unveiled the 2008 Aston Martin DBS at the 57th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 16th. Aston Martin will be the featured marque at the Concours this year.

One of the reasons journalists love Bez is because he can’t help himself: he spills the beans. There were only a handful of journalists that got up for the 8 am unveil on the 18th green of Pebble Beach, but Bez surprised us with a gift and gave us the price that wasn’t supposed to be unveiled until the Frankfurt auto show.

The hand-built 2008 Aston Martin DBS will be priced “around $265,000” and the V-12 will produce 380 kW (510 bhp/517 PS), a top speed of 191mph (302km/h) and a 0-62mph (0-100km/h) time of 4.3 seconds.