The modern Aston Martin DBS is a British high performance GT sports car version of the DB9. The DBS replaced the 2004 Vanquish S as the flagship of the marque, and was officially unveiled at the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2007.
The DBS is equipped with 6.0L V12 engine – the same engine used in the DBR9 and DBRS9 racing cars, albeit with extensive modifications – producing 510bhp at 6500 rpm and 570 N⋅m (420 lb⋅ft) of torque @ 5750 rpm with a compression ratio of 10.9:1. The engine also includes an active bypass valve which opens and lets more air into the engine above 5500 rpm resulting in increased performance, propelling the car from 0-62 mph in just 4.3 seconds with a maximum speed of 191 mph.
To keep the weight as low as possible, Aston Martin has made extensive use of carbon fibre throughout the car. The bonnet, boot, front wings, door opening surrounds and the boot compartment are all made of carbon fibre. The result is a 30kg weight reduction from a regular DB9. The car is also fitted with a carbon fibre splitter at the front wings to increase handling and a carbon fibre rear diffuser to increase high-speed stability.
The carbon ceramic brake discs shave a significant 12.5kg from the unsprung weight. At the front, there are 398mm ventilated and drilled brakes with 6-piston alloy monobloc calipers. At the back, there are 360mm ventilated and drilled brakes with 4-piston alloy monobloc calipers.
Paint Protection Film, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Obsidian Black interior pack with Silver facia, Warm charcoal seatbelts, Satellite Navigation, AM/FM Radio, CD player, Bluetooth and Telephone preparation, iPod/USB connect, PDC parking distance control, Cruise control, Climate control, Xenon headlights, Electric Sports seats with heating, Memory seats, Auto dimming rear view mirror, Aston Martin tracking, Alarm upgrade, Folding exterior mirrors, Heated rear screen.
Finished in the stunning shade of Storm Black, the athletic and powerful stance of the DBS is perfectly showcased by this menacing colour. The paintwork on this example looks incredible under our unforgiving studio lights, presenting free from imperfections with a deep, consistent shine throughout.
Paint Protection Film has been applied to the susceptible front end while the classic bright chrome details around the car remain in perfect condition, offsetting the paintwork beautifully to create this unique, timeless and instantly recognisable Aston Martin silhouette.
Upon opening the iconic swan doors you are immediately met by a heady mix of elegance and opulence. The figure hugging sports seats show minimal signs of wear, swathed in luxurious leather and alcantara with silver contrast stitching. In true Aston Martin fashion it is evident that drivability and performance were paramount in the design of this Grand Tourer, with all driver controls perfectly placed to maximise driver comfort and usability.
The interior of this cherished example maintains excellent original integrity with all switchgear, stitching and digital displays presenting without fault.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
At the heart of the DBS is a thunderous, naturally aspirated 6.0L V12, a true engineering marvel offering unparalleled drama, emotion and auditory joy when compared to the turbocharged units of later models.
Having covered minimal mileage, mechanically this DBS presents without fault and has been diligently serviced throughout its life by Aston Martin main dealer and specialists, the last of which carried out less than 100 miles ago.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The unique Aston Martin 20 spoke aluminium alloys contrast perfectly against the Storm Black bodywork and present in perfect condition. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tyres front and rear – all of which show good tread depth.
Aston Martin provided the DBS with a carbon ceramic braking system as standard, offering further weight reductions and relentless braking performance time after time. Brake discs and pads on this example are in perfect condition and show plenty of life.
Registered by Stratstone of Wilmslow in March 2008 this unique DBS has been regularly serviced and maintained by Aston Martin main dealer and specialists from new. Numerous invoices and receipts are present in the history file to further substantiate that this DBS has enjoyed careful and fastidious ownership from new. For further peace of mind the car has every annual Anti Corrosion stamp from new.
Having just been serviced in October 2017, it has covered less than 100 miles since and presents in perfect mechanical health.
All handbooks, original leather Owners Guide and maintenance log book accompany the history file alongside a spare key.
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