Aston Martin DBS : Quick Bits

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2022 Aston Martin DBS Exterior front

The British brand’s sweet spot still seems to be in producing beautiful, brutally powerful grand tourers and the DBS is one of them. The DBS drops Superleggera from its name for 2022. Not much has changed compared to the 2021 model other than the now-standard 21-inch wheel design.

Aston Martin DBS – Things We Like

21-inch wheels are now standard on the DBS
  • Fast acceleration
  • 715 HP from a V-12, one of our favourite things
  • Accurate steering, weighty
  • Sounds the part
  • Jaw-slackening styling
With a sleek low lying body, it’s super maneuverable

Aston Martin DBS – Things We Dislike

  • Minuscule back seat
  • More stiffer than luxurious
  • Laggy transmission
  • Still quite heavy
  • Not very smooth, Bentley and Mercedes’s grand tourers are smoother
It’s captivating and functional cockpit reeks of elegance

Aston Martin DBS – Must Know Details

  • Under the DBS’ hood is a twin-turbocharged and inter-cooled DOHC 48-valve V-12
  • This produces 715 HP
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Paddle shifters
  • Can launch to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds
  • Weighs 4,186 pounds on the scales
  • Power- 715 HP at 6,500 RPM
  • Torque- 664 lb-ft at 1,800 RPM
The source of such raw power is a 5.2L Twin-Turbo V-12
Drop-dead gorgeous isn’t it?

Aston Martin DBS Competitors

One of the key competitors of the DBS and a possible alternative is the McLaren GT.

McLaren-GT
The McLaren GT

Aston Martin DBS – Our Verdict

The Aston Martin DBS isn’t a flawless car, but that’s part of what makes it so intoxicating. With 715 HP from its V12, it can overwhelm its rear tires when not kept in check, and its weight and size require one’s full attention at the limit. In spite of all this, it rewards its driver with thrilling acceleration and sharp steering. The DBS is one of Aston Martin’s flagship cars.

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