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Sold for: £84,375
Reviving a famous model name from Aston Martin's past, the DBS was based on the DB9 and replaced the outgoing Vanquish S as the company's top-of-the-range supercar. Before the DBS entered production, the world got a mouth-watering preview when one appeared in 'Casino Royale' (2006), Daniel Craig's debut in the role of James Bond. The DBS also appeared in the opening sequence of 'Quantum of Solace', the follow-up film released in 2008.
In terms of its styling, the DBS was clearly a development of the DB9 but with the additions of a carbon fibre front splitter and carbon fibre rear diffuser. The aluminium chassis is known as the 'VH Generation 2' platform, 'VH' referring to its vertical and horizontal adaptability. State-of-the-art manufacturing techniques were employed in making the aluminium/composite body, which was robotically assembled using a combination of self-piercing rivets and adhesive.
The new model was powered by a development of the 5.9-litre, 48-valve, V12 engine found in other Astons, producing 510bhp initially, an output sufficient to propel the aerodynamic coupé to a top speed of 305km/h (190mph) in manual transmission form, with 60mph arriving from a standing start in a remarkable 4.3 seconds. The aluminium engine was mounted as far back as possible in the chassis, whilst the transmission/final drive was combined in a rear transaxle, resulting in 85% of the car's mass being sited between the axles and a perfect 50/50 front/rear weight distribution, with commensurate benefits to handling, road-holding, and controllability. Transmission options were a six-speed manual or six-speed 'Touchtronic 2' paddle-shift semi-automatic.
Adding £5,770 to the new cost The 'Carbon Edition' included a carbon fibre finish to the wing mirrors, front spoiler, diffuser and rear light clusters, and carbon brake discs behind the 20-inch, 10-spoke alloys. The carbon fibre theme continued inside, with the centre console covered in carbon weave, carbon scuff plates on the door sills and a quilted leather roof lining.
Finished in Obsidian Black with a matching interior and ordered from new with the 'Touchtronic 2' six-speed transmission and 2+2 seating, our vendor has patently cherished this Carbon Edition DBS during his six years of ownership. The term ‘used sparingly’ does not really do justice to the distance covered from new that as that amounts to just 3,608 miles! It has a comprehensive service history with Aston Martin Works with the most recent at 3,500 miles. Continually stored in its own bubble, this stunning example, as one might expect is immaculate throughout and comes complete with its own cover and battery saver.
This has to be one of, if not the, lowest mileage example available today and presents an opportunity that may never be repeated.
NB; The registration number illustrated (10 MDW) does not form part of the sale.
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