2008 Aston Martin DBS  -  $266,350


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $266,350
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $1,350
Options: $3,000
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 11 | Hwy: 17
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 5.9L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine w/by-pass air intake port

Model Highlights

The new DBS, which goes on sale in early 2008, promises the best performance yet in a production Aston Martin model, with a zero-to-62-mph time of only 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph. All that go is courtesy of a newly tuned version of Aston's familiar V12 engine from the DB9 and V12 Vanquish models--here 5.9 liters and making 510 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered, with the help of a six-speed manual transmission and limited-slip rear differential, to the rear wheels.

Weight savings is paramount to the DBS's engineering. The sports car, which weighs just over 3,700 pounds, is built on a bonded aluminum body structure with carbon-fiber and Kevlar panels, and also featuring Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes, which not only save more than 25 pounds but also offer improved stopping power.

An electronic damper system provides edgy performance on demand, through a Track mode, but there's also a Normal mode that affords more comfort on regular roads. The DBS's dynamic stability control (DSC) system also has a selectable Track mode, which allows enthusiastic driving near the limits of adhesion.

The DBS looks the part of a serious super car as well, with distinctive and functional hood vents, an aggressive front air splitter, plus a rear air diffuser and lots of aerodynamic work to help it stay stable at high speed.

Interior materials are more in line with grand touring coupes than some of the performance-above-everything exotic super cars that rank in the same exclusive price range. Seats are trimmed in soft leather and Alcantara, and the interior is trimmed in carbon fiber and chrome, or available wood veneer. The DBS has seating for two, with a small storage area behind the seats, plus a relatively roomy trunk.

At the center of the instrument panel is an ignition slot for the key fob, which glows red once the engine is started. Standard features include a 700-watt audio system with a built-in Bluetooth interface MP3 compatibility, and a hard-drive-based navigation system. Noteworthy options include satellite radio, an upgraded security system, personalized sill plaques, Piano Black interior trim, and 20-inch alloy wheels with a unique graphite finish.


Pros

World-class performance; advanced engineering and light weight; striking interior; exclusivity.


Model News

The 2008 DBS is Aston Martin's new flagship sports car, slotting above the now-discontinued V12 Vanquish in the English sports car maker's lineup.


Value Writeup

At about twice the price of the V8 Vantage, Aston Martin's 2008 DBS is a much more exclusive model that competes with some of the world's top grand-touring sports cars, such as the Porsche 911 Turbo and Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. The DBS has the fastest acceleration of any production Aston Martin yet, as well as the brand's first-ever production application of carbon-ceramic brakes.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
17 MPG

Cruising Range - City
226.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
11 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
350.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V12

Displacement
5.9L/362

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.71

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
2

Wheelbase
107.9 in

Length, Overall
185.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.0 in

Height, Overall
50.4 in

Base Curb Weight
3737 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P245/35R20

Rear Tire Size
P295/30R20

Front Wheel Size
20 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 11 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.7 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.6 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
10

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V449000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 23, 2010

Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1090

Summary
ASTON MARTIN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DB9 COUPE, DB9 VOLANTE, V8 VANTAGE COUPE, V8 VANTAGE ROADSTER, AND DBS COUPE VEHICLES. THE FRONT BOTTOM SUSPENSION ARM CAM BOLT COULD CRACK ALONG ITS SHANK ALLOWING THE LOWER CONTROL ARM TO MOVE.

Consequence
MOVEMENT OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WILL INFLUENCE THE DRIVER'S CONTROL OF THE STEERING OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARM CAM BOLTS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 18, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ASTON MARTIN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-923-9988.

ASTON MARTIN SAFETY RECALL NO. RA-04-0014. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

5.9L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine w/by-pass air intake port

6-speed manual transmission

Limited slip differential

Dynamic stability control w/track mode

Traction control

3.71 rear axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

Stainless steel & sapphire ECU keyless ignition

Battery disconnect switch

Battery conditioner

4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Active damping system w/track mode

P245/35R20 Pirelli P Zero front tires

P295/30R20 Pirelli P Zero rear tires

20" x 8.5" front aluminum wheels

20" x 11" rear aluminum wheels

Speed sensitive pwr rack-&-pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated carbon ceramic disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brakeforce distribution & brake assist

Stainless steel exhaust w/active by-pass valves

Body-color front/rear bumpers

5-slat alloy front grille

Halogen projector beam headlights w/HID dipped beams & pwr washers

Pwr side mirrors w/memory feature

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

10-way pwr heated sport bucket seats-inc: adjustable lumbar support, memory feature

Leather & alcantara seat trim

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Aluminum-faced Organic Electroluminescent instrumentation-inc: trip computer

Front floor mats

Tire pressure monitor system

Pwr door locks w/remote keyless entry

Pwr windows

Remote control trunk release

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Parking assist front & rear sensors

Bluetooth phone prep

Integrated garage door opener

Premium 700W AM/FM stereo w/CD-player, Dolby Pro Logic II & aux audio input jack

Satellite navigation system w/hard drive

Air conditioning w/automatic climate control system

Rear window defogger

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Driver/passenger visor vanity mirrors

Trunk mounted umbrella w/holder

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brakeforce distribution & brake assist

Driver & passenger dual-stage airbags w/occupant classification sensor

Front side impact airbags

Dynamic stability control w/track mode

Traction control

Side impact door beams

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,000

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FIRE RED PAINT
$0

 
JET BLACK PAINT
$0

 
METEORITE SILVER PAINT
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE PAINT
$0

 
MORNING FROST WHITE PAINT
$0

 
ONYX BLACK PAINT
$0

 
TITANIUM SILVER PAINT
$0

 
TEMPEST BLUE PAINT
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER PAINT
$0

 
LIGHTNING SILVER PAINT
$0

 
CASINO ROYALE PAINT
$0

 
STORM BLACK PAINT
$0

 
SUNBURST YELLOW PAINT
$0

 
TORO RED PAINT
$0

 
ALMOND GREEN PAINT
$750

 
BLUE SAPPHIRE PAINT
$750

 
CALIFORNIA SAGE PAINT
$750

 
GHILLIES GREEN PAINT
$750

 
GLACIAL BLUE 2 PAINT
$750

 
MERCURY SILVER PAINT
$750

 
MERLOT RED PAINT
$750

 
SLATE BLUE PAINT
$750

 
STRATUS WHITE PAINT
$750

 
PREVIOUS ASTON MARTIN COLOR PAINT
$1,895

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER COLOR PAINT
$2,805

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER SPECIAL PAINT
$3,785

 
SPECIAL COLOR/MATCH TO SAMPLE PAINT
$3,785

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK HEADLINER
$0

 
CIRRUS GREY HEADLINER
$0

 
PIANO BLACK FACIA TRIM
$1,595

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$1,250

 
SECOND SAPPHIRE ECU FOB
$1,510

 
PREMIUM ALARM SYTEM
$295

 
SMOKERS KIT
$220

 
FRONT WHEEL STONE GUARDS
$295

 
GRAPHITE WHEEL COLOR
$750

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$295

 
MODEL BADGING DELETE
$0

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