2012 Aston Martin DBS  -  $280,576


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $280,576
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,115
Options: $3,000
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 13 | City: 11 | Hwy: 17
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission (STD)
Engine: 5.9L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine w/by-pass air intake port

Pros

Very exclusive; top-tier performance; V12 soundtrack; good ride comfort for an exotic


Value Writeup

If the Aston Martin DB9 or V8 Vantage isn't quite rare enough, the Aston DBS should almost provide the requisite exclusivity. Competing with the likes of the Ferrari 599 GTB or Lamborghini Aventador--but with a little more ride comfort, and a somewhat more lavishly finished cabin--the DBS can approach the $300,000 mark if optioned properly.


Model Highlights

The 2012 Aston Martin is offered either in coupe form or as a DBS Volante convertible--which comes with a power fabric top capable of stowing away in just 14 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. Both versions feature a mammoth 5.9L V12, making 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, and capable of reaching 190 mph, or of getting to 60 mph in just over four seconds.

Buyers have a choice between a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, with the latter including steering-wheel paddle-shifters, as well as a Sport Mode. All models include an adaptive damping system that allows crisp handling when it's wanted, while still permitting a reasonably comfortable ride over choppy pavement.

Likewise, the DBS Volante's voice seems to have a dual personality. During gentle driving, it's not much louder than other luxury coupes, but revving the engine above 4,000 rpm opens a bypass to bring out the V12's sonorous call.

Underpinnings are manufactured mostly of aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber (with all-carbon-fiber hood, fenders, and trunk lid), allowing the DBS to weigh less than 4,000 pounds--even in Volante form. Carbon-ceramic matrix brakes are also standard; they're not only lighter than conventional brakes but have shorter braking distances and more resistance to fade.

The DBS has a 2+2 layout, with the rear seats barely more than small shelves. Coupes have just enough trunk space for a light weekend away, but convertibles are more limited.

In either case, it comes with HID headlamps, LED taillights and standard 20-inch diamond-turned alloy wheels; interior trim includes full-grain leather, matrix alloy and Iridium Silver interior surrounds and trim and carbon-fiber door pulls.

Interior appointments include Bang & Olufsen sound--with 13 speakers, iPod and USB connectivity and a compensation system for wind noise in the Volante--plus a hard-drive-based navigation system, heated seats, power-folding side mirrors, various wood and leather trim upgrades and serious motorsports extras like racing seats.

Volante versions of the DBS include a deployable roll-bar system that, in anticipation of a rollover, helps protect occupants.


Model News

The Aston Martin DBS gets a few minor changes for 2012. The navigation system is now a Garmin unit, and the windshield wipers are now beam-blade type. Brake calipers are now available in red, yellow, grey or the default black.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1

EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
17 MPG

Cruising Range - City
232.10 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
11 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
13 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
358.70 mi

Engine Type
Gas V12

Displacement
5.9L/362

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.71

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
78.0 ft³

Wheelbase
107.9 in

Length, Overall
185.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.0 in

Height, Overall
50.4 in

Base Curb Weight
3737 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

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
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft

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
21.1 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
100,000

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
10

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V228000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 29, 2013

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
689

Summary
Aston Martin is recalling certain model year DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide vehicles manufactured from May 14, 2012, through April 10, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the throttle pedal arm may break.

Consequence
If the throttle pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the throttle pedal assemblies. The recall began July 19, 2013. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0016.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

6-speed manual transmission (STD)

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

Limited slip differential

Carbon fiber driveshaft w/alloy torque tube

3.71 rear axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

Battery disconnect switch

Battery conditioner

4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Adaptive damping system w/track mode, front anti-dive geometry, rear anti-squat/anti-lift geometry

Servotronic speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated carbon ceramic matrix disc brakes

Stainless steel exhaust w/active by-pass valves

Black brake calipers

20" x 8.5" front/20" x 11" rear aluminum wheels

P245/35R20 front/P295/30R20 rear tires

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Carbon fiber rear diffuser

5-slat bright alloy front grille

Halogen projector beam headlights w/high intensity discharge (HID) dipped beams & pwr washers

LED taillights & turn signals

Pwr folding heated pwr mirrors w/memory feature

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Bang & Olufsen 1000W BeoSound AM/FM/CD-player audio system -inc: integrated iPod connector, USB input, MP3/WMA capability, 3.5mm aux input, (13) speakers, ICEpower, Acoustic Lens Technology (ALT)

Bluetooth phone prep

Pwr heated sport bucket seats w/memory, lumbar support

Semi-aniline leather & Alcantara seat trim

Carbon fiber door trim

Matrix alloy fascia trim

Tilt/telescopic steering column w/steering wheel mounted audio & iPod controls

Sapphire & polished stainless steel Emotion Control Unit (ECU) engine starting system

Leather wrapped steering wheel

Aluminum-faced iridium silver finished organic electroluminescent instrumentation display

Trip computer

Front floor mats

Pwr door locks w/remote keyless entry & central locking

Pwr windows

Remote control trunk release

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Satellite navigation system w/hard drive

Air conditioning w/automatic climate control system

Rear window defogger

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Auto-dimming rearview mirror -inc: integrated garage door opener

LED map lights

Driver/passenger visor vanity mirrors

Trunk mounted umbrella w/holder

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

Dynamic stability control w/track mode

Traction control

Side impact door beams

Driver & passenger dual-stage airbags

Front side impact airbags

Tire pressure monitor system

Parking assist front & rear sensors

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,000

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION (STD)
$0

 
6-SPEED "TOUCHTRONIC 2" TRANSMISSION W/ELECTRONIC SHIFT-BY-WIRE CONTROL
$0

 
STRATUS WHITE
$0

 
SILVER BLONDE
$0

 
SILVER FOX
$0

 
GREY BULL
$0

 
QUANTUM SILVER
$0

 
STORM BLACK
$0

 
MARRON BLACK
$0

 
MAGMA RED
$0

 
FIRE RED
$0

 
MADAGASCAR ORANGE
$0

 
SUNBURST YELLOW
$0

 
APPLETREE GREEN
$0

 
VIRIDIAN GREEN
$0

 
MARIANA BLUE
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE
$0

 
COBALT BLUE
$0

 
HARDLY GREEN
$0

 
LIGHTNING SILVER
$0

 
MORNING FROST WHITE
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER
$0

 
HAMMERHEAD SILVER
$0

 
METEORITE SILVER
$0

 
ONYX BLACK
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
CONTEMPORARY COLOR
$1,020

 
SPECIAL COLOR
$5,380

 
PREVIOUS ASTON MARTIN COLOR
$3,785

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER COLOR
$3,785

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE
$8,330

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
AURORA BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BALTIC BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FALCON GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHAINMAIL GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLUE HAZE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SPECTRAL BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK MOCHA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
WINTER WHEAT, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SANDSTORM, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
MOON SHADOW, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CREAM TRUFFLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IVORY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EIFEL GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARLIAMENT GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
MADAGASCAR ORANGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
KESTREL TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAHARA TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TUSCAN TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHESTNUT TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IRON ORE RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DEEP PURPLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SPICY RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CONTEMPORARY LEATHER COLOR
$1,020

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE LEATHER SEATING COLOR
$5,380

 
MAGNUM SILVER MESH PACK
$750

 
LEATHER ECU POUCH
$73

 
ALTERNATE COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
20" 20-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS W/GRAPHITE FINISH
$1,595

 
20" 20-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS W/GRAPHITE FINISH, SPORT TIRES
$2,270

 
20" 20-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS W/SILVER FINISH, SPORT TIRES
$1,595

 
20" 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS W/SILVER FINISH
$3,785

 
20" 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS W/SILVER FINISH, SPORT TIRES
$4,545

 
20" 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS W/GRAPHITE FINISH
$4,545

 
20" 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS W/GRAPHITE FINISH, SPORT TIRES
$5,380

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$1,495

 
SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CONTEMPORARY ALCANTARA SEAT TRIM
$750

 
REAR FIXED BUCKET SEATS
$3,785

 
INTERIOR FINE STITCHING
$295

 
PIANO BLACK FASCIA TRIM
$2,270

 
BLACK ALCANTARA WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL
$450

 
SECONDARY GLASS KEY
$750

 
STEERING WHEEL STITCHING
$0

 
CONTEMPORARY CARPET COLOR
$1,020

 
CONTRAST CARPET BINDING
$570

 
PREMIUM ALARM SYSTEM
$450

 
CONTEMPORARY HEADLINING COLOR
$1,020

 
SMOKERS KIT
$570

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$450

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