The Aston Martin DBS is a grand tourer produced by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin from 1967 to 1972. The car was designed by William Towns and is considered a classic of 1960s automotive design.
The DBS was introduced as a replacement for the DB6, which had been in production since 1965. The new model was larger and featured a longer wheelbase, which provided more interior space for passengers. The DBS was also the first Aston Martin to use a V8 engine, a 4.0-liter engine producing 282 horsepower.
The DBS was initially available as a coupe, but in 1968 a convertible version was introduced, known as the Volante. The car was also updated with a more powerful V8 engine producing 325 horsepower.
The DBS was popular with celebrities and appeared in the James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” in 1969. In 1972, the DBS was replaced by the Aston Martin V8.
In 2007, Aston Martin revived the DBS name for a new model, which was based on the DB9 but featured a more powerful V12 engine and a number of performance upgrades. The new DBS was also used in the James Bond movie “Casino Royale” in 2006.