2008 Aston Martin DBS
A car to be celebrated
In the not-too-distant future when we go about our motoring in self-driving micro cars or battery powered boring one box sedans, we will take the time to reflect and thank the automotive gods for cars like this Aston Martin DBS. This is a car that will transcend generations and be talked about with fondness and reverence akin to the way tribal elders relay stories to children about the triumphs and glory of times long, long ago.
We will celebrate the DBS’s thunderous six-litre naturally aspirated engine, we will cherish its superb six-speed manual gearbox and we will revel in its rear-drive purity and traditional hydro-mechanical steering. And we will of course also admire its beauty, its classic proportions and the fact that it was hand built in England and signed off by a gentleman called Barry Griffiths whose name is badged onto the engine shroud.
Bespoke interior perfection
We will also appreciate the craftsmanship of its bespoke leather and Alcantara interior with silver stitching and piano black centre console from which the gearshift sits proudly like a regal crown.
We might even remember a movie spy called James Bond 007 who drove an Aston Martin DBS to fame in two blockbuster films called Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. We might also recall that this stunning Lightning Silver paintwork was a limited-edition colour to commemorate the Aston’s indelibility in those two films.
This rare Australian-delivered car has a perfect service history and its accelerative performance is matched by its immense stopping power with optional carbon ceramic brakes.