Aston Martin DBS Coupe 2012 High Performance

Outstanding power with supreme control: the Aston Martin DBS Coupe and Aston Martin DBS Volante. One of the most potent production Aston Martins ever made, the Aston Martin DBS represents the synthesis of raw power, racebred technology and design excellence. Powered by a hand-built V12 engine producing 380 kW (510 bhp/517 PS), the Aston Martin DBS delivers breathtaking power and performance. Beneath the flowing lines of the lightweight bodywork, the DBS’s components have been honed to create an exhilarating driving experience: taut, dynamic and monumentally fast, but always highly controlled. Striking beauty with an underlying strength: the dynamic abilities of the Aston Martin DBS are made explicit through the muscular elegance of its bodywork. Crafted from aluminium andcarbon-fibre, every surface, curve, line and crease has a function, expressing the car’s potency, performance, agility and speed before the start button has even been deployed. The deep spoilers, flared wheel arches and essential scoops and vents convey pure athleticism, without compromising a quality that is integral to every Aston Martin: beauty.

The Aston Martin DBS Coupe and Aston Martin DBS Volante is a machine with soul, created for the open road. As well as offering outstanding performance, the DBS is a luxurious sports car in the classic mould, a sporting two-seater that offers refinement, comfort and an unrivalled place to be for fast, elegant travelling. The Aston Martin DBS Coupe is a technological tourde force wrapped in an exquisite body. The combination of modern materials and traditional skills is an essential element of the Aston Martin experience. In the Aston Martin DBS, the fusion of power, beauty and soul is without equal.

The Aston Martin DBS Coupe embodies pure elegance with the raw power of Aston Martin’s racing heritage. Using technology developed in competition, the DBS is a direct descendant of the DBR9 a thorough bred race car which has won many of the world’s greatest GT endurance race titles, most notably back-toback GT1 class honours at the coveted Le Mans 24-Hours in 2007 and 2008. The unmistakable form of an Aston Martin, with flowing curves, complex surfaces and an unrivalled, sculptural beauty; the Aston Martin  DBS Coupe and Aston Martin  DBS Volante is every inch a classic, from the hand-finished grille to the carbonfibre rear diffuser. The aerodynamic excellence of the bodywork is unsullied by superfluous spoilers or wings, allowing the lines to run cleanly from bonnet to boot lid.

The Aston Martin DBS is a sublime example of exquisitely detailed design, from the five hand finished alloy slats that form the main grille, to the power bulge on the carbon-fibre bonnet and the LED indicators in the classic Aston Martin cast metal side strake. Every element is beautiful, yet strictly functional. The design of the Aston Martin DBS conveys the car’s enormous potential, with a seductive flow that incorporates aggressive detailing and a powerful stance. Like a well-toned athlete in a figure-hugging suit, the bodywork of the Aston Martin DBS Volante is a tight wrapping on the muscle that lies beneath, expressed in the taut lines and heavily sculpted flanks.

Low, purposeful and sleek, the Aston Martin DBS Coupe communicates performance and agility. Despite its unmistakable silhouette and muscular posture, the Aston Martin DBS is also the model of stylish discretion, with perfect proportions that create a sophisticated and desirable statement. Representing the height of Aston Martin’s technological abilities in car design, the Aston Martin DBS Volante is an open invitation to drive. With adaptive suspension, it is perfectly at home in the city, on the open road or on the track. Specially developed lightweight seats provide outstanding support for the more enthusiastic driver. Created from sandwiched layers of carbon-fibre and Kevlar, these optional high performance seats feature the DBS’s twin stitch pattern, a complex alignment that demonstrates Aston Martin’s exceptional craft traditions. Optional lightweight seats are not available in all markets. Please consult your dealer for details.

The definitive luxury sports car offers more than performance, beauty and comfort. It offers dynamic and aesthetic purity, an exquisite interior and an unsurpassed driving experience. With its race-car roots and luxury appointments, the Aston Martin DBS is just such a car. A 6.0-litre V12 powered, race-bred sports car shaped by the aerodynamic demands of high performance, the Aston Martin DBS marries beautifully hand-finished materials with the very latest in performance technology. Its hand-built V12 engine produces 380 kW (510 bhp/517 PS), making it one of the most potent production Aston Martins ever made. Every line, crease and curve conveys the enormous potential of the DBS, a seductive blend of refinement and raw power. A combination of elegant design, innovative manufacturing processes, race-derived materials and components and Aston Martin’s unrivalled hand-build expertise makes the Aston Martin DBS a luxury sports car without equal.

This structure means that weight is kept to a minimum, with the front mid-mounted engine
and rear mid-mounted transaxle ensuring a near-perfect weight distribution: 85 per cent of the car’s weight is positioned within its wheelbase. The DBS’s polar moment of inertia is therefore very low, producing a car with natural agility, a strong, stable platform for the V12’s high power output and an exhilarating driving experience. In order to take full advantage of its extremely precise and rigid platform, the DBS employs a sophisticated Adaptive Damping System (ADS) which uses two separate valves to set the dampers to five different positions, allowing instant adjustment of the car’s ride and handling characteristics. The Adaptive Damping System automatically alters the suspension settings to ensure the driver has high levels of control at all times, with the ability to respond instantly to different driving conditions. The dampers can be ‘softer’, with a corresponding improvement in ride quality, or ‘firm’, providing improved body control for more spirited driving.


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