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DBS

DBS (United Kingdom, 1967)

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History, development and general characteristics

Aston Martin released its grand tourer model called DBS in 1967 in an effort to replace the DB6 model. Despite being quite a powerful model, the Aston Martin DBS was a bit too heavy to achieve the performance levels that were expected.
When Aston Martin took the DBS out of production, in 1972, 787 copies had been produced.



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Engine and Transmission

The standard DBS’s front-mounted 4.0-liter engine produces 283 hp and allows this car to achieve a top speed of 140 mi/h (225 km/h). There was also an optional version with a 325 hp output engine that could go up to 160 mi/h (257 km/h). The DBS could go from zero to 60 mi/h in 7 seconds. It relies on a rear-wheel drive system as well as on a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 3-speed automatic one.



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Chassis

Steel chassis.   Platform (no data)   Suspension Front independent coil springs and rear DeDion axle with coil springs.   Steering Rack-and-pinion steering system.   Brakes Front and rear disc brakes.



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Body and Design

The Aston Martin DBS is a 2-door coupe model that stands out from all previous Aston Martin cars for its fastback type of rear and its new squared front grille. Such styling aspects were conceived in an attempt for this car to look more up to date, following the automotive design tendencies of the late 60’s.



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Trivia

An Aston Martin DBS entered the 1969 James Bond sequel ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.



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