The Aston Martin DBS first arrived for sale in UK showrooms in 2008 as the new flagship model for Aston Martin. Initially only for sale as a manual and with 2 seats it definitely appealed to the more hardcore drivers. In 2009 the Touchtronic gearbox was borrowed and upgraded from the Aston Martin DB9 as an option before it totally replaced the manual gearbox altogether. The DBS also became available with 2+2 seating with rear seats replacing the luggage shelf and the fantastic 10-Speaker 1000W Bang & Olufsen Sound System becoming standard on later cars.
Though it was first marketed as a hardcore performance car the DBS found it’s true identity as more a Super GT similar to the DB9 but lighter, sportier and more aggressive looking. The accurate steering, it’s incredible V12 providing an amazing soundtrack and the trademark Aston Martin stunning looks have made the DBS one of the most desirable sports cars for sale on the market. Though the engine is made in Germany the interior is all British-made using the very finest materials adding to the style and sense of occasion. Ceramic brakes come as standard along with a fantastic selection of features and technology. The convertible DBS Volante was produced soon after the coupe and there were also limited edition cars including the Carbon Edition and the Ultimate Edition.
Directly competing with the likes of the Bentley Supersports and the Audi R8 V10 the DBS is seen as the cooler British alternative which also has featured in Bond films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. There is no doubt it has been one of the best loved modern Aston Martins for sale and is a car that Romans are always excited to stock.