2007 Aston Martin Dbs-爱多vcd

What is it? Aston Martin really exploited the James Bond links with the 2007 DBS. Unveiled at Pebble Beach in America, not only was the logo similar to the James Bond font, it even came in a special colour dubbed Casino Ice. Linked, of course, to the Casino Royale flick of the year before. Neat, huh? It wasnt an all-new car. Rather, its a re-styled version of the DB9 Coupe with the visual tension ramped up, thanks to a muscular bodykit. And its spawned imitators I know of .panies who will graft on a bodykit to the DB9 to create a pretty convincing replica. Those cars arent the real McCoy, though. The DBS is: it was the first Aston Martin to heavily use carbon fibre body panels, rather than the traditional hand-crafted aluminium. Inside, it was initially two seats only (a daft decision), while under the hood was a 510bhp version of the V12 6.0-litre from the DBR9 race car. Its a serious machine, alright it even marked the first application of carbon ceramic brakes for an Aston Martin, Who buys it? Aston aficionados who want to sit at the top of the Aston Martin V12 tree (this side of a One-77) and like an edgier driving experience to the DB9 buy it. For some buyers, the Bond effect helps too it buoyed the brutish old Vanquish for a while, but its largely worn off these days. The market has long though the DBS was simply too expensive, and that Aston Martin missed a trick in pitching it so much higher than the DB9. Really, it should be seen as a great step up from a DB9 but, at almost 60,000 more, its simply too much of a jump. It ought to be a 20,000-25,000 new difference; given that it is effectively a DB9 on steroids. Personally, Id like to have seen it be more of a DB9 Speed similar to the Bentley Speed variants. They generally cost around 10,000 more than the standard cars, and are rightly doing good business due to this sensible approach. The DBS is more of a visual step up, but almost 60,000 worth? I dont think so. Even so, the market has started to settle down in recent years. Astons ongoing development work, plus the disappearance of some silly deals on new cars, has seen a lot more sold to order and much less distress purchasing. As its be.e established in the used market, it is be.ing acknowledged as a very desirable buy, leaving the DB9 looking very plan in .parison. As such, there is a lot of daylight between DB9 and DBS values. What wouldnt surprise me, going forward, would be for people to start buying early DB9s in need of new tyres and minor refurbishment. They can then buy those DBS-style bodykits, meaning that, for 50,000 plus a 15,000 kit, they can turn their DB9 into a half price DBS! Ive already seen high-quality kits starting to appear. As dealers, we prefer standard cars but even so, if its a good enough job, and the price is right, such cars will always find a market. What is the model range like? The DBS is offered in both coupe and Volante convertible guise. Astons range-topping mainstream GT car, it sits above the DBS and newer Volante as the pinnacle of its line-up. But there is no denying this pinnacle is perhaps a bit too steep. The Touchtronic 2 automatic helped broaden its appeal, but even with the Volante and the optional useless rear seats you can quickly increase the new price to 190,000 I offer one simple .parison: the Ferrari California. That costs from under 145,000. Which will the market buy? The Aston is prettier but is simply at the wrong price point. There have been some spectacular discounts on physical cars. What were the key developments in its lifetime? September 2008 marked the first big change for the DBS. Aston at last introduced a 2+2 seating option, something it should have had from the very beginning. Likewise, it also offered the Touchtronic 2 automatic gearbox option, which has since taken the lions share of sales. A premium-line Bang & Olufsen stereo upped the appeal too. In 2009, the DBS Volante open-top variant joined the range. Which, yes, was even more expensive. For this was not a cheap car to make. And Aston Martin pushed further into the stratosphere with the DBS Carbon Edition it dripped with carbon fibre and quilted leather to keep the DBS on the supercar buyers radar. Today, the regular DBS is no longer on sale, meaning its just the second-generation Carbon Edition, in coupe and Volante guise, thats available to buyers. Starting price? Upwards of 186,000 at least you get an extra colour choice, orange, to add alongside the original black-only Carbon Edition. What will it be replaced by? Big news for summer 2012 is the first glimpse of the successor, the AM310 Vanquish. Reviving the name of the original new Aston turnaround car, this is a real eye-opener for me: its surprisingly new and marks a significant step on for the brand. It looks incredible and the response from customers to it is very positive. There is a lot of interest in this car already, putting Aston Martin in a very position indeed. It will cost from 190,000: the first cars on market will sell for well over 200,000, believe me. Demand for this striking new Aston Martin is going to be very high indeed – and, in my eyes, rightly so. I look forward to seeing it in the, well, carbon fibre, at the Paris Motor Show in September. Which model do you re.mend? The DBS Volante is a riotous car which provides an even more concentrated Aston hit than the DBS Coupe. It hasnt been around for quite as long though, so a Coupe which is further down the depreciation curve is where the smart money goes. The Carbon Edition extras dont sound all that minor on paper, but I feel theyre well worth it as they give this car the bespoke appeal its price tag suggests. What colours and trims do you re.mend? Like its less extreme stablemate, the DB9, caution is advisable when choosing colours. The same rules apply here silver, grey or black are safe choices which the trade wont punish. Astons personalization programmed means theres an array of custom colours out there the most lurid of which will have limited market appeal. There are also plenty of cars painted in the Bond-themed hues Quantum Silver and Casino Ice, both of which suit the cars aggressive lines. Carbon Edition models limit the colours on offer: the first version only came in black, with the latest versions adding orange to the palette. Both work really well with the DBS. The fact Aston Martin finished the press DBS Carbon Edition in orange has helped that hue be.es much more acceptable. What options do I need? The Bang & Olufsen Beosound hi-fi is an excellent upgrade and popular with buyers, as is the Touchtronic six-speed Auto, which suits city-bound cars well. What should I avoid? Watch out for tarted-up DB9s masquerading as a DBS. They might look convincing, but they dont pack the 510bhp firepower of the genuine article. Summer 2012 Market Report value update Ive long considered the Aston Martin DBS to be very expensive: it is basically a DBS with a glitzy bodykit, rather than an all-new car, and Aston certainly charges royally for the privilege of owning one. Impressively though, the hefty premium over the DB9 when new is holding up on the used market, with even early 2007 cars .manding a CS Market Price of 80,000 thats 25,000 more than a .parable DB9. The CS Market Price puts a 2008 car at 100,000, and I reckon 2009 cars should sell for a similar amount used vendors are asking some very silly prices for four-year old cars at the moment, and its important buyers dont get sucked in by this. Add on 10,000 for each year younger the car is: 120,000 for a year-old DBS coupe or 130,000 for a convertible (launched in 2009 and starting from 105,000) makes it the most expensive Aston Martin on the market, but buyers seem willing to pay it. Things to look out for Fake DBS models DB9s with aftermarket bodykits, that is Optimistically priced models Missing keys. The glass key is nearly 1,000 to replace! Worn clutches at low mileages Tyre condition. They dont last 相关的主题文章: