You’ll have to look closely to see the differences between the
2012 Aston Martin DBS and the
Aston Martin DB9, but the most obvious is clearly the nearly $100,000 price difference on the window sticker. The DBS and DBS Volante’s extra cost actually buys less car, which in this case is a good thing. Compared to the DB9, the DBS is 50 pounds lighter but its 6.0-liter engine pumps out more power, rendering a lower 0 to 60 time and faster top speed. Beyond its higher position in the Aston Martin pecking order, the 2012 DBS offers more available features including the new Carbon Edition model and a manual transmission – something the DB9 no longer offers.
"Comfort, Speed, Reliability, Styling (it looks beautiful from every angle, the roar of the engine, admiring glances wherever I go (of the car rather than me unfortunately!!), exclusivity (only 3400 ever built).
I do not drive like a lunatic and get a respectable 20.3 mpg. Thrash the Living Daylights out of it (please forgive the Bond reference) and you'll get 14 mpg.
Limited numbers may well see it become a sought after classic in years to come (just my opinion of course).
Buy one and you won't be disappointed."
"the db9 is a true gentlemens sports car with the looks and power but none of the yelling like an annoying ferrari... the db9 unlike the dbs is very loose and relaxing and stiff when required. for the kind of driving i do (city) it is truly incredible!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "FUN to drive! Looks, acceleration, handling"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"An extraordinary vehicle: acceleration, handling, the sound of the engine, quality of construction, looks, and FUN! I had originally ordered the paddle shift, but switched to the manual 6-speed transmission before my original order was delivered--and, wow, am I glad I did. As great as the paddle shift was, my 6-speed is even better! I paid extra for premium sound, but never turn it on, since I so enjoy the sound of the engine, especially in 2nd gear at 4,500 RPM!"