2012 Aston Martin DBS

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2012 Aston Martin DBS

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Available in 4 styles:  2012 Aston Martin DBS 2dr Coupe shown
Asking Price Range
$167,867–$231,203
Estimated MPG

11–12 city / 17–18 hwy

Summary

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Vehicle Overview

Sporting a 510-horsepower V-12, massive wheels and a low-slung hood, the DBS competes with supercars like the Ferrari 599 GTB and Lamborghini Gallardo. The rear-wheel-drive DBS crowns Aston Martin's lineup and is available as a coupe or convertible. It shares its platform with the similarly styled DB9 and less expensive V8 Vantage.

New for 2012
For 2012, a Garmin-based navigation system replaces a hard-drive-based one, and the brake calipers can be optionally finished in red, gray or yellow.

Exterior
Those who have seen a mid-'90s DB7 should recognize the DBS as an Aston. Its trapezoidal grille and low-slung hood mimic the V8 Vantage and DB9; the front air dam is larger, the bumper has a few more flourishes and the rear sports an aggressive underbody diffuser. Exterior features include:

  • Constructed from lightweight aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED taillamps
  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Power retractable fabric roof (convertible)

Interior
The interior looks much like that of the DB9. The center stack starts with the air-conditioning vents up top and flows down to the center armrest. A small cargo area behind the seats can hold a custom luggage set. This space can be fitted with two additional seats to increase seating capacity to four. This configuration comes standard on the convertible. Interior features include:

  • Leather-upholstered dashboard, armrest, steering wheel and seats
  • Garmin-based navigation system
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Bang & Olufsen stereo

Under the Hood
The engine sits in front of the driver and front passenger but is pushed back toward the center of the car. The automatic transmission is similar to the unit used in the DB9, but with beefed-up internal parts to handle the extra power. Mechanical features include:

  • 510 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque
  • Mid-mounted 6.0-liter V-12
  • Zero to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed automatic with paddle shifters
  • Adaptive suspension adjusts dampers to changing road conditions

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system

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