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Aston Martin DBS (2007)

By Phil McNamara

Spy shots

09 November 2006 01:48

Aston Martin DBS: the lowdown

CAR Online today brings you undisguised pictures of Aston Martin's flagship DB9, which stars in the latest Bond movie Casino Royale. Eagle-eyed reader Richard Sellers spied the 530bhp supercoupe at Silverstone last Sunday [5 November], and bagged these images with his cameraphone. Richard's close up gives us the best look yet at the DBS's rear end. Check out the detailed aerodynamics, with an F1-style diffuser and subtle boot spoiler to sucker the coupe to the road. Those tarnished exhausts aren't the beautifully milled, finished article but otherwise the flagship DB9's rear end is complete. The new, deeper side sills, which add real muscularity to the design, are also clearly visible.

James Bond's new wheels

The DBS is supposedly top secret, but it's more high profile than new 007 Daniel Craig himself. We've spied a development car tackling the Nurburgring circuit, and the DBS will take a bow in Casino Royale, which opens nationwide on 17 November. Punters will be able to see the uprated V12 coupe at either the 2007 Geneva or Frankfurt motor show; a Detroit unveiling in January is no longer on the cards. Deliveries are now set for the autumn, with a likely price tag around £160,000.