If you’ve managed to see the recent James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, you got to watch Bond absolutely destroy an Aston Martin DBS. Yeah, that is what that awesome looking car at the beginning of the movie was!
Well, the DBS is really just a souped up DB9, which happens to be one of the most beautiful cars ever made.
Jeremy Clarkson over at Top Gear took the DBS out on the track and ran it through it’s paces. The car confounded him for a while, but ultimately he got a read on it and there was a bit of a surprise ending…
Chris Harris from Autocar.co.uk also took the DBS out for a spin and here he gives us the complete run down including quite a few more technical specs and measurements.
To round out the comparisons, Fifth Gear took the DBS out and bagged it around a track, including having the stunt driver from Casino Royale show us a thing or two.
But how does it actually perform? Well here is a video of the 2008 Aston Martin DBS compared to the 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. The DBS is better looking, out handles the Ferrari through a lane change, corners at only .01 G’s less than the Ferrari – oh and it costs $120,000 less ($266,350 vs. $385,419)!
So, if the DBS is the sportier version of the DB9, how do they differ, and how does the DB9 itself perform? Well, 5th Gear is her to help us out with a fantastic review.