The Aston Martin DBS, a two-door exotic sports coupe, gets some bells and whistles for 2009, including a standard Bang & Olufsen BeoSound DBS sound system and an optional transponder watch that unlocks the doors. The rear-wheel-drive DBS is powered by a hand-built 6.0L V12 engine that blasts 510 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, coupled to a mandatory six-speed manual gearbox. The DBS can zoom from zero to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 191 mph. With seating for two-passengers, Aston Martin DBS standard features present an incredible array of high-end luxury items, including carbon ceramic disc brakes, xenon headlights, massive alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, an electronically-adjustable active suspension, leather and Alcantara upholstery, an Alcantara headliner, power-heated seats, a hard disk drive (HDD) satellite navigation system, Bluetooth and more, much more. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings have been established at 11 mpg city/17 mpg hwy.Read more Read less
The 2009 DBS is Aston Martin's new flagship sports car in the English sports car maker's lineup. It carries over from 2008 virtually unchanged. Base prices have increased by about $7000 over last year.
World-class performance; advanced engineering and light weight; striking interior
At about twice the price of the V8 Vantage, Aston Martin's 2009 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.