Tuesday, September 11, 2007

CARHYPE: 2008 Aston Martin DBS

If anyone was wondering what to get me for Christmas... :

Aston Martin is going to reveal the awesome DBS coupe. It is officially being unveiled at the Pebble Beach d'Elegance this week and will go on sale in the first quarter of next year. Anyone that saw the latest Bond flick, Casino Royale will recognize this sweet car.

The production DBS will have a 510 horsepower version of the DB9's 6-liter V-12. (DB9 only has 450hp) A six-speed manual is standard (no auto for the wussies) and helps the car achieve 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds. The DBS has a top speed of 191 mph.

In addition to the great power under the hood, the DBS is the first Aston Martin fitted with carbon ceramic brakes to help keep the car under control. An Adaptive Damping System with five different settings to adjust the car's ride and handling characteristics is also a new feature.

Oh, and don't forget:

Like something straight out of a James Bond flick, Aston Martin is offering a limited edition Jaeger LeCoultre wristwatch for its new DBS that can be used to unlock the car and fire it up. Available only to buyers of the 510hp flagship, the new watch carries a price tag of €25,000. Remember, that’s on top of the €240,000 already put down for the car.

For that kind of money, customers get one of the most complex timepieces in the world. There’s over 200 parts used for just the casing and an additional 200 parts used for the watch movement itself, reports Automotive News. Engineers also managed to shrink the DBS transponder electronics so that it fits inside the watch.

Jaeger Chronograph at Motor Authority
2008 Aston Martin DBS at The Torque Report
"Casino Royale" Trailer page at Movie-List

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