DBS/DBS Volante 2007-2012
SPECIFICATION Engine 5935cc, V12 Power 510bhp @ 6500rpm Torque 420lb ft @ 5750rpm 0-60mph 4.2sec Top speed 191mph
Resurrecting a name last seen in the late ’60s, the Db9-derived DBS replaced the early-noughties Vanquish as the flagship production car in 2007 and gained huge cachet when it was adopted as 007’s company car when Daniel Craig debuted as Bond in Casino Royale. With power ramped up to 510bhp, aggressive styling and harderedged dynamics, the DBS was Mr Hyde to the DB9’S Dr Jekyll. A Volante version appeared in 2009. At the end of 2012, the DBS was replaced by the new Vanquish. Buying guide, Vantage issue 18.