Sunday, September 2, 2007

Who wants that James Bond Car?

The Aston Martin DBS first seen on wide screen driven by James Bond (played by Daniel Craig in the 2005 movie Casino Royale) is now a production car. Anyone can own it soon! Scheduled to go hit the car market early next year, the launching was held last weekend on the extravagant Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.

Famous scene starring this blockbuster car where James Bond breathtakingly jumped and spin the car in mid-air, writing it off upon eventual impact on the ground despite no obstacles, bumps or cars to cause the mishap.

These Aston Martin DBS Specifications from made it a Hollywood Car:

  • Two-door coupe body style with 2+0 seating
  • Bonded aluminium VH structure
  • Aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon-fibre composite body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps (main beam)
  • LED rear lamps and side repeaters

  • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve, 5935cc V12.
  • Compression ratio 10.9:1
  • Front-mid mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
  • Max power: 380kW (510bhp/517 PS) at 6500rpm
  • Max torque: 570Nm (420 lb.ft) at 5750rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) in 4.3 seconds
  • Max speed: 302 km/h (191mph)

  • Rear-mid mounted, six-speed manual gearbox
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Final-drive ratio 3.71:1

Wheels and Tires
  • Front: 8.5'' x 20'' Pirelli P Zero 245/35
  • Rear: 11'' x 20'' Pirelli P Zero 295/30

  • Rack and pinion, Servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock. Column tilt and reach adjustment

  • Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bare and monotube adaptive dampers
  • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
  • Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Track mode

  • Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction control

  • Length: 4721mm (185.9'')
  • Wheelbase: 2740mm (107.9'')
  • Width: 1905mm (75'') (exc. Mirrors) 2060mm (81.1'') (inc. Mirrors)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres (17.2 Imp.galls, 20.5 US galls)
  • Height: 1280mm (50.4'') Weight: 1695kg (3737lb)


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