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JayLenosGarage – Review – 2009 Aston-Martin DBS

When people think about English sports cars, stuff like the Triumph TR6, The Lotus Elan/Elise/Esprit and the MG Sprite comes to mind. We rarely get to hear about cars like the Rocket (A Gordon Murray creation). Though most car enthusiasts are fans of them, we barely get to see cars like the McLaren F1 and the Ariel Atom and it’s easy to forget these amazing cars originally came from England. The idea of traditional British motoring with the top down, wind in your hair and an old carburated engine evoke images of the hills and dales of the English countryside in fall with leaves blowing and clear skies.

This week, though, Jay Leno reviews his recent purchase of a 2009 Aston-Martin DBS. At 3480lbs, it’s a surprisingly light car (less than the new M3 or the C63 AMG) especially considering the fact that it packs a 6.0L V12 that puts out 510HP. With a standard 6-speed transmission (transaxle no-less to keep the weight balanced), it’s a real drivers car so its not like those new sissy-Ferraris with their sequential flappy-paddle gearbox. Let’s be honest though, when buying a car like this, ambiance and class strongly enter into the reasons you consider such a ride. With it’s drop-dead looks and amazing cache, the Aston-Martin is James Bond’s car for a reason. Sleek and mean looking, the DBS has menacing look that people LOVE, yet keeps it’s proportions in such a way that the car still looks like it could raise hell on a road course.

For all those who were fans of the Astons of old, cutting edge suspension technology like double-wishbones all around, electronic dampening and anti-squat/anti-dive management sound more like they should be on a Ferrari or BMW than a “proper English drivers car.” However, the tour-de-force of technology, driver’s interaction and experience, racy interior and real race-cred from the motorsports program means this is one of the most sought after sports cars in the world. Check out what Jay has to say about the car below (and don’t forget to turn it up when he lays the hammer down):

And some sweet desktop porn to keep you distracted from work:

  • Viola O'Haver

    We have a 1927 Model T Ford that has been housed in a garage. Body in good shape but hasn't been started for a few years.

  • Viola O'Haver

    We have a Model T Ford in good condition. Has been housed in garage and not out in elements. It's 1927. Hasn't been running for years,although everything is there. We would like to sell. Phone 517-265-3027 or answer email.

  • Try listing the car in the classifieds section here. It sure beats leaving a comment in the blog post where it can't be searched.

  • Try listing the car in the classifieds section here. It sure beats leaving a comment in the blog post where it can't be searched.

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