2011 Aston Martin DBS

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

185.9” x 50.4”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Classy styling
  • Acceleration
  • Brakes
  • Posh interior

The bad:

  • Pending further review

3 trims

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Notable features

  • 510-hp V-12
  • Six-speed manual or available automatic transmissions
  • Available seating for four
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Bang &amp
  • amp
  • Olufsen audio
  • Positioned above DB9 and V8 Vantage

2011 Aston Martin DBS review: Our expert's take

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 Maserati GranTurismo. The rear-wheel-drive DBS crowns Aston Martin’s three-car lineup and is available as a coupe or convertible. It shares its platform with the similarly styled DB9 and less expensive V8 Vantage, both of which have convertible variants.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for 2011.

Those who have seen a mid-’90s DB7 or anything newer 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 etchings, and the rear sports an aggressive underbody air diffuser. Exterior features include:

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

The two-seat 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. The rear cargo area can be replaced with 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
  • Choice of ultrathin racing seats or chunkier, but still heavily bolstered, sport seats
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Bang & Olufsen stereo

Under the Hood
The engine sits in front of the driver and 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 60 mph in 4.3 seconds
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed automatic with paddle shifter
  • Adaptive suspension adjusts dampers to changing road conditions

Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews


like no other car

This car makes me smile every time I drive it. It is truly a beautiful auto mobile, and the auto manual transmission gives you the option of cruising or driving it like a race car.


Is good and luxurious

James Bond's ultimate Aston - second to none! I had a Vanquish S before, but this DBS got guts, great looks and performance to match.



This car is good in many ways. This car has so much details it's sped is in creatible you should really buy this car

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Aston Martin
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
10 years old or less/unlimited mileage
Basic warranty terms
12 months/unlimited miles
12 months/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
140-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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