2011

2011 Aston Martin DBS

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$268,660-$282,295
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11 CITY / 17 HWY
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Overview

The 2011 Aston Martin is offered either in coupe form or as a DBS Volante convertible--which comes with a power fabric top capable of stowing away in just 14 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. Both versions feature a mammoth 5.9L V12, making 510 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, and capable of reaching 190 mph, or of getting to 60 mph in just over four seconds.
2016,
2016,Buyers have a choice between a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, with the latter including steering-wheel paddle-shifters, as well as a Sport Mode. All models include an adaptive damping system that allows crisp handling when it's wanted, while still permitting a reasonably comfortable ride over choppy pavement.
2016,
2016,Likewise, the DBS Volante's voice seems to have a dual personality. During gentle driving, it's not much louder than other luxury coupes, but revving the engine above 4,000 rpm opens a bypass to bring out the V12's sonorous call.
2016,
2016,Underpinnings are manufactured mostly of aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber (with all-carbon-fiber hood, fenders, and trunk lid), allowing the DBS to weigh less than 4,000 pounds--even in Volante form. Carbon-ceramic matrix brakes are also standard; they're not only lighter than conventional brakes but have shorter braking distances and more resistance to fade.
2016,
2016,The DBS has a 2+2 layout, with the rear seats barely more than small shelves. Coupes have just enough trunk space for a light weekend away, but convertibles are more limited.
2016,
2016,In either case, it comes with HID headlamps, LED taillights and standard 20-inch diamond-turned alloy wheels; interior trim includes full-grain leather, matrix alloy and Iridium Silver interior surrounds and trim and carbon-fiber door pulls.
2016,
2016,Interior appointments include Bang & Olufsen sound--with 13 speakers, iPod and USB connectivity and a compensation system for wind noise in the Volante--plus a hard-drive-based navigation system, heated seats, power-folding side mirrors, various wood and leather trim upgrades and serious motorsports extras like racing seats.
2016,
2016,Volante versions of the DBS include a deployable roll-bar system that, in anticipation of a rollover, helps protect occupants.

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