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 |  Sep 09 2012, 1:01 PM

A black 2008 Aston Martin DBS that was used in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, will be heading to a Christie’s auction on October 5th with its proceeds going to benefit Banardo’s, a British children’s charity.

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 |  Jul 04 2012, 3:14 PM

Spy photos of the DBS-powered Aston Martin Rapide S came our way today, showing a semi-dressed faster version of the British brand’s already-voracious car.

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 10:51 AM

The spiritual successor to the One-77, the new Aston Martin AM 310 Vanquish has been revealed by the company.

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 |  Jun 03 2012, 11:31 AM

The successor to the Aston Martin DBS was strongly hinted at with the AM 310 Concept, which was revealed last week at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como in scenic Italy.

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 |  May 09 2012, 8:02 AM

Towards the end of last month, we got word that Aston Martin would be offering an Ultimate Edition model variant as a generation-ending sendoff for the DBS. Now the DBS Ultimate has just gone official on the British automaker’s website.

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 |  May 02 2012, 12:42 PM

Aston-Martin is turning 100 years old in 2013, and to mark the occasion, will build what the company is calling an all new ‘remarkable’ car.

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 |  Apr 26 2012, 7:02 PM

Rumors about a new Aston Martin are flying around the internet after word that a new car from the brand will have 550 hp. 

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 |  Feb 07 2012, 12:00 PM

What better way to ring in the Chinese new year than with some special edition Aston Martins?

Available only for the Chinese market, 88 special “Dragon88″ models of the V8 Vantage S, Virage, and DBS will be made featuring some Chinese cultural references and iconography.

This news comes right after Rolls-Royce announced that their “Year of the Dragon” Phantom has sold out. It seems that those $1.2-million Phantoms were just right for the Chinese market, and here comes Aston to make a few sales of its own.

The Dragon88 models will be available in three color schemes: Champagne Gold, Volcano Red, and Amethyst Red. Each scheme representing a virtue like wealth and fortune, peace and protection, and “dragon fire.”

Inside, the cars will feature dragon embroidery inspired by the Nine Dragon Wall at Beihai park in Beijing.  Other identifying features include special 10-spoke dragon edition alloy wheels, black brake calipers and a Bang and Olufsen sound system.

Aston Martin has six dealerships in China, and believes that China will be their third biggest market, after U.S. and U.K. in just a few years.

Pricing and availability of the Dragon88 models is likely to be announced in April at the Beijing Auto Show.

[Souce: Jingdaily]

 |  Aug 12 2011, 6:30 PM

Next year, the UK’s National Motor Museum will stage the largest exhibition of James Bond cars ever displayed. The exhibition will run at the museum through 2012 and will include some of the most famous vehicles from the movies, to celebrate fifty years of the film franchise. Some of the heavy hitters will include the 2002 Jaguar XKR with SFX weapons from Die Another Day, the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye and the 1937 Rolls Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger. In total, fifty James Bond vehicles will be present at the museum.

2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the National Motor Museum, so it works out well that in this special year, both the franchise and the museum can celebrate monumental anniversaries.

GALLERY: James Bond Cars

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 |  Apr 05 2011, 8:06 PM

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Anderson Germany just keeps setting a new standard when it comes to building luxury and exotic vehicles. This time around, an Aston Martin DBS gets what the tuner calls the ‘Superior Black Edition’ treatment from the infamous tuner, making 007′s famed ride look ever so menacing. In fact, if Batman was a little more sophisticated and subtle, this would probably be his vehicle of choice… really.

The matte black exterior to the DBS’ body is probably one of the best matte black cars we’ve laid eyes on. Just the sleekness of the black combined with the curves of the DBS makes for a very beautiful piece of machinery. Contrasting the dark shade is a set of bright red calipers peeking behind a set of 21-inch wheels. On the inside, the DBS gets its fair share of carbon fiber goodies along with black leather and Alcantara sprinkled in. Red stitching accents the black theme, much like the exterior calipers.

Performance wise, Anderson Germany claims that their DBS puts out 560-hp, a 50-hp increase over the factory figure. We strongly doubt all 50-hp came from just the exhaust upgrade, we’re going to bet there’s an ECU retune of some sort to get the extra boost in power. Although really, with looks this good, we could care less if it makes 6-hp or 1,000.

GALLERY: Anderson Germany Superior Black Edition Aston Martin DBS

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