2008 Aston Martin DBS

At a Glance

Pricing $262,000
Engines 5.9l V12
Fuel Economy 10 (city), 16 (highway)

Aston Martin has long had a connection with James Bond, the fictional British secret service agent. Production models and special editions often tie to the movies. In 2006 James Bond drove a special Aston Martin that became the production DBS in 2007. The DBS is a two-seat coupe variant of the DB9. Extensive use of carbon fiber body panels yields a more aggressive appearance but also reduces weight. The lighter DBS has a more powerful 6.0L V12 under the hood. For those that can afford the premium pricing, the DBS makes no apologies for its performance on the road or the movie screen.

What Changed:

The new DBS coupe is a heavily modified two-seat variant of the DB9 coupe. A more powerful V12 engine and extensive use of lightweight carbon fiber afford increased performance. Styling changes include more aggressively styled hood, front end, and ground effects.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
DBS DBS 5.9l V12 (510-bhp) 10/16/13 $262,000