December 28, 2011
NEW FOR 2012:
- Garmin satellite navigation system replaces hard disc drive navigation
- New beam-blade wipers
- Optional caliper colours
For 2012, changes to the Aston Martin DBS are in trim. A new Garmin satellite navigation system replaces the hard disc drive version, and the standard black brake calipers can be replaced with red, grey or yellow ones.
The DBS is available as a Coupe or Volante (convertible.) Both use a mid-mounted 6.0-litre V12 engine with rear-mounted six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic. Both use lightweight bodies composed of a bonded aluminum structure, extruded aluminum impact beams, and a composite shell.
Features on the Coupe include 20-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, xenon headlamps, LED taillights and side-mounted signals, limited-slip differential, tilt and telescopic steering column, Adaptive Damping System with track mode, ventilated carbon ceramic brake discs with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, leather and Alcantara interior, carbon fibre door trims and pulls, auto-dimming rearview mirror, garage door opener, heated sports seats with ten-way power adjustment and memory, trip computer, cruise control, navigation system, premium six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, Bluetooth connectivity, power-folding exterior mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring system, and umbrella with holder.
The Volante adds a power-operated soft roof, wind deflector, and a pen holder with Lamy pen.
Both are available with a Carbon package that adds 20-inch ten-spoke black diamond turned wheels, magnum silver mesh pack, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and full-length piano black fascia.