Sleek Inside and Out: Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition

It’s no faster or better handling than a standard issue Aston Martin DBS Volante—if one has the nerve to call anything from the high-end British brand “standard”—but this limited-edition model is an aesthete’s delight. The Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition ($302,576) receives a seven-layer paint process that’s finished with a flat-and-polish treatment requiring 25 hours […]

Ultimate Edition Is a Grand Finale for Aston Martin’s DBS

As the magnificent DBS prepares to take its curtain call, Aston Martin reveals a fitting send-off for its five-year-old flagship model. Similar to the special edition that rang out the company’s Vanquish supercar in 2007, the DBS Ultimate Edition distinguishes itself with a host of artfully conceived cosmetic enhancements, including a painted rear spoiler, carbon […]

The All-New Aston Martin Virage Strikes a Balance

Aston Martin has done a remarkable job designing each and every one of its cars in a way that appeals to both the style-minded and performance-obsessed buyer. For some, however, the body lines and badge letters begin to blur somewhere between the DB9 and DBS models, to a degree in which it is almost impossible […]

Car of the Year 2010: No. 3 Aston Martin DBS Volante

Britain’s Beauty As Aston Martin’s flagship model, the DBS Volante impresses on every level. The car performs like a sports car, rides like a grand tourer, sounds like a supercar, and takes the prize for best dressed. More importantly, this Volante version offers something the Ferrari 599—the DBS’s closest competitor—will never be able to match: […]

Best of the Best 2008: Coupes & GTs

Huge and heavy, and about as green as offshore drilling, the $341,000 Bentley Brooklands (www.bentleymotors.com) is nothing that any car should be these days. Yet producing three-ton vehicles capable of triple-digit speeds has long been the Bentley way. Size is a form of majesty, and power—in this case, twin turbochargers persuading a vintage V-8 to […]

Feature: Rolling Over and Onward

The birth of Aston Martin’s expressive and explosive DBS was an interesting, maybe even high-risk, delivery. Well into the production process of the DBS, Ford Motor Co. began trying to shed those brands that it no longer could afford. Its intriguing attempt to knead Aston, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, and Lincoln into a single unit, […]