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Old 4th September 2010, 23:06   #21
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DBS : still a beautiful design...even if it's slow
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Old 5th September 2010, 00:53   #22
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Not really, as I already have an M5 as a beast, and the Lotus for the nimble track toy......the Aston is a sophisticated machine....it would round out my trio
Have to disagree here, the M6 and DBS are both GT's, it's not like we are comparing it to a Porsche Turbo. The car looks great and I'm sure it drives the same but there no excuse for this shoddy straight line performance imo.

With that said, had to watch the top gear review and more importantly the lap time, it did great at 1:23.9 - This DBS was stick

Perhaps the slushbox is just complete crap? I'd like to see a 6-speed DBS run the same M5 or M6..
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I think its mostly due to the slushbox.. but it is a heavy car still. Have you seen the 5th gear test on the DBS, Tiff Needell prefered it to the 599 GTB.. And was himself suprised at that..
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I'd still get the DBS....most elegant car ever made
That's VERY debatable. They are dogs in my opinion.
Considering the dollar value/price, I'll take a Lambo 570 SL any day all day.
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Have to disagree here, the M6 and DBS are both GT's, it's not like we are comparing it to a Porsche Turbo. The car looks great and I'm sure it drives the same but there no excuse for this shoddy straight line performance imo.

With that said, had to watch the top gear review and more importantly the lap time, it did great at 1:23.9 - This DBS was stick

Perhaps the slushbox is just complete crap? I'd like to see a 6-speed DBS run the same M5 or M6..
The vid posted is one straight-line race with unprofessional drivers....anything can happen and anyone can push an accelerator to the floor....If you want to look at overall performance, the AM DBS ran an 8:02 compared to the 8:13 ran by the E60 M5 on the Nurburgring.

My point was the elegant design that Aston Martin has always portrayed in their machines....to each his own.
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