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    Top gear Aston Martin DBS [video]

    Sorry if repost guys!..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHWAkMX3WEw

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    thanks didnt see it yet.

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    Fast and good looking though....but the price...

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    good looking indeed. but I have to agree with some Jeremy's points. imo it doesn't justify the higher price over the standard db9...there just isn't enough improvements, or they are too light!

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    Hey if James Bond drives it, it must be good

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    Gauss said:
    [...] higher price over the standard db9...there just isn't enough improvements, or they are too light!



    I agree, however isn't it the problem with products in general? People expect the successor not only to improve but place a distinct note. From what I've read the DBS is more of an evolution than revolution, lacking a distinct character on top of that. Furthermore it comes as a surprise to me that, unlike V8 and DB9, the DBS is lacking an automated gearbox.

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    dont get me wrong, but I would buy a DBS without thinking twice....It looks phenomenal, and YES this car has tiny cosmetic differences here and there, but its just insane, and what a sound!...

    If I had enough money, bye bye DB9, hello DBS!

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    Gauss said:
    good looking indeed. but I have to agree with some Jeremy's points. imo it doesn't justify the higher price over the standard db9...there just isn't enough improvements, or they are too light!



    Not enough improvements? Bigger wheels, the first Aston Martin with carbon components, new adaptive damper system, carbon breaks, handmade new interior which looks awesome, more power ... That's not enough? So now the Porsche check:

    Cayman vs. Boxster... costs of the cayman are higher than the costs of the Boxster. Both are similar with the softtop advantage for the Boxster; or Turbo vs. GT2 same engine, only bigger turbos, other software, other suspension setting, GT2 has PCCB. More costs of over Euro 65000.

    It's allways the same Just think about it.

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    Vanquish S is better looking and will go down as the best AM, at least style wise.

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    racerx said:
    Vanquish S is better looking



    ...did you see the car in real? I did. The car is just beautyful. A dream on wheels. The sound is incredible. I remember only two cars that sounds equal - a Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes Formula One Safety Car.

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    KF said:
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    racerx said:
    Vanquish S is better looking



    ...did you see the car in real? I did. The car is just beautyful. A dream on wheels. The sound is incredible. I remember only two cars that sounds equal - a Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes Formula One Safety Car.



    I have seen almost every car in person, the dbs is not one of them though. But it is clear from the video that the dbs is a DB9 "s" version. It has less hp than a Vanquish, slower than the Vanquish, and it has lost the hips and the roundness of the front quarters.

    One step forward two steps back. Vanquish S rules the AM heap.

    Fwiw my car's sound beats everything but a cgt.

    http://www.rennteam.com/showflat.php?Cat...true#Post352272

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    racerx said:
    Quote:
    KF said:
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    racerx said:
    Vanquish S is better looking



    ...did you see the car in real? I did. The car is just beautyful. A dream on wheels. The sound is incredible. I remember only two cars that sounds equal - a Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes Formula One Safety Car.



    I have seen almost every car in person, the dbs is not one of them though. But it is clear from the video that the dbs is a DB9 "s" version. It has less hp than a Vanquish, slower than the Vanquish, and it has lost the hips and the roundness of the front quarters.



    More hp and higher speed The DBS sounds better, performes better in two ways. Straight line performance and on the track. The DBS is more than 25 sec faster than a Vanquish on the "Ring". I would say that's enough.

    Take a look on the car when it arrives at your dealership and you will see, why i prefer the DBS style.

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    racerx said:

    Fwiw my car's sound beats everything but a cgt.

    http://www.rennteam.com/showfl at.php?Cat...true#Post352272

    SOUNDFILE?

    Re: Top gear Aston Martin DBS [video]

    Jeremy's comments were quite disappointing, especially when the car is almost 50% more expensive than what he called "God's car" (the Scuderia)...

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    ....how is the DBS 50% more expensive?

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    bostonmini said:
    ....how is the DBS 50% more expensive?



    It is not. A DB9 with similar options costs ca. Euro 177.000 in Germany, the DBS Euro 240.000. Most options like Ceramic Breaks and 20'' wheels are not available for the DB9. I would say that the gap between DB9 and DBS is Euro 55.000.

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    KF, according to the video Jeremy says that the Vanquish is faster in a straight line with a higher top end by 9 mph. Not that it matters too much as both can go faster than necessary.

    But to me the Vanquish is better all around.

    I will try for a video w/ sound in the new year.

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    racerx said:
    Vanquish is faster in a straight line with a higher top end by 9 mph.




    That's the point. The DBS accelerates faster but is slower in highspeed.

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    KF said:
    Quote:
    racerx said:
    Vanquish is faster in a straight line with a higher top end by 9 mph.




    That's the point. The DBS accelerates faster but is slower in highspeed.



    It does NOT accelerate faster according to the clarkson video, the Vanquish pulls ahead from a dead stop and leads the whole way. Watch it again. The Vanq also has 10 more HP and still has the best AM sound to me.

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    racerx said:
    Quote:
    KF said:
    Quote:
    racerx said:
    Vanquish is faster in a straight line with a higher top end by 9 mph.




    That's the point. The DBS accelerates faster but is slower in highspeed.



    It does NOT accelerate faster according to the clarkson video, the Vanquish pulls ahead from a dead stop and leads the whole way. Watch it again. The Vanq also has 10 more HP and still has the best AM sound to me.



    And according to Clarkson, Porsche wasn't going to make a 4wd version of the 997.. . It's just for entertaining, nothing more.

    According to supercars.net, which usually is reliable, the 0-60 time for the DBS is 4.3 compared to 4.7 for the Vanquish S.

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    elysium said:

    According to supercars.net, which usually is reliable, the 0-60 time for the DBS is 4.3 compared to 4.7 for the Vanquish S.



    Thank you for that note.

    Chris Harris

    Re: Top gear Aston Martin DBS [video]

    The sound of that car starting up (around 4:30 or so) is unreal.

     
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