2019 Aston Martin DBS is a GrandTurismo of the British automobile manufacturer Aston Martin. The first model of this name was built from 1967 to 1972. Aston Martin DBS is the precursor of 1989 built Aston Martin V8. The DBS was the successor to the established Aston Martin DB6. Aston Martin DBS 2019 differed from its predecessor mainly by a completely redesigned body and a new suspension, the engine, however, initially remained unchanged.
Aston Martin presented the new, DBS called coupe, which was technically designed for the eight-cylinder engine, therefore, inevitably first with the proven six-cylinder engine from the DB6 before. Only two years later, the eight-cylinder went under the name DBS V8 in the sale. For a while, both models were offered in parallel. The name of the new car was deliberately chosen with DBS. The name was to commemorate a short, two-seat coupe called Aston Martin DBSC, which had presented the Carrozzeria Touring in the summer of 1965 and had been well received by the public.
2019 Aston Martin DBS Design
The design of a 2019 Aston DBS body, the Carrozzeria Touring in Milan was again commissioned, which had already designed the models DB4, DB5, and DB6. Touring made two prototypes of a pure two-seater coupe, which were presented in October 1966 at the Paris Motor Show. Both designs, which differed in detail, were relatively inelegant, so David Brown decided against mass production of this model.
coupe wore a slowly sloping hatchback with tight rear side windows. The sidelines were slightly curved; The back of the car was designed as a demolition tail. Overall, the design seemed powerful and independent. Critical observers want to recognize a similarity with American muscle cars; especially the side view evokes memories of the Ford Mustang of the first series. William Towns, however, declared decades later that he had been inspired by the Chevrolet Camaro. A special feature of the Towns design was the four integrated into the grille round headlights. Aston Martin DBS 2019 mode’s Tail lights from Hillman Hunter were installed at the rear.
2019 Aston Martin DBS Technology
The 2019 DBS used a heavily revised chassis of the DB6, which was changed in dimensions so that it could accommodate an eight-cylinder engine. The old-fashioned rear axle construction of the DB6 was replaced by a De-Dion axle with Watt linkage and trailing arms, at the front there were triangular wishbones, coil springs, and cornering stabilizer.
2019 Aston Martin DBS Engine
The Aston Martin DBS was forced initially only with the known from the DB6 six-cylinder by Tadek Marek available. The engine made in the basic version 207 kW (282 hp), but there was also a DBS Vantage with 239 kW (325 hp) for the same price. The Vantage received a boost to 9.4: 1 and was fed by regular three double carburetors. Optionally, there was also a version with gasoline injection, which did not significantly increase the performance. Overall, the DBS was slower in the Vantage version than the Aston Martin DB6, as it was designed to be heavier and less aerodynamically unfavorable than the old model. The customer could choose between a BorgWarner automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission.
Aston Martin presented the DBS V8 with a new light-alloy eight-cylinder engine dating back to 1965. The engine had been developed by Tadek Marek again and was oriented in outline still on its six-cylinder engine. In particular, the bore of the six-cylinder was maintained so that the same pistons could be used to save costs. The engine had a capacity of 5.3 liters and was in its first version 350 hp. With this engine, the 2019 Aston Martin DBS V8 was more than 240 km / h fast.