Aston Martin DBS

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

94
Priced From $275,461
MPG 14.0
Styles Reviewed
CoupeCoupe Scores for this style only
ConvertibleConvertible Scores for this style only

Cars.com

11/06/09
2009-11-06
97
100

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Joe Wiesenfelder Joe Wiesenfelder 8.2 out of 10 2010 Aston Martin DBS Convertible

What the DBS has is an excellent mix of truly stunning design, performance and class — probably more than you’ll get anywhere else. I drive many cars, and sometimes I’m sorry to see them go back to their rightful owners. But this time? We’re talking full-on separation anxiety.

New York Times

01/02/10
2010-01-02
97
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Ezra Dyer Ezra Dyer 8.1 out of 10 2010 Aston Martin DBS Convertible

In Aston Martin nomenclature, the DBS is the top of the line and the Volante is the convertible. While the DBS coupe is a direct competitor to the Ferrari 599 GTB, the Volante exists in its own superexclusive sphere, a classic droptop front-engine V-12 sports car.

Times Online

12/27/09
2009-12-27
96
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Clarkson 7.1 out of 10 2010 Aston Martin DBS Convertible

What’s most astonishing of all is the way the Aston Martin DBS Volante is so utterly sublime on a track, but when you are just driving along, it is so docile and quiet. It really is, then, the absolutely perfect grand tourer. And yet it’s so much more than that. It’s the absolutely perfect car.

Bloomberg News

09/03/09
2009-09-03
96
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2010 Aston Martin DBS Coupe

Between the Aston Martin DBS Volante’s voluptuous Sophia Loren lines and the sound of the wicked V-12 engine, it’s almost unfair. Are we not mortal; do we not bleed? Give me the key!

CarReview.com

05/10/10
2010-05-10
95
100

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Alex Kramer Alex Kramer Score Pending 2010 Aston Martin DBS Coupe

Although every Aston Martin features style, blistering performance, and the exclusivity, few customers will clamor for something even more refined, more exclusive, and more unique. The Carbon Black Special Edition cars should provide the perfect automotive indulgence.

LeftLane News

11/16/09
2009-11-16
95
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2010 Aston Martin DBS Convertible

Aston Martin’s DBS Volante is an ultra-refined supercar that handles beautifully, sounds like thunder when pressed, and has beautiful lines to boot. Yes, it gets less-than-stellar gas mileage, and it is definitely not for the faint of heart-or wallet. But if you can afford it, gas mileage isn’t an issue.

AutoBlog.com

08/18/09
2009-08-18
94
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jonathon Ramsey Jonathon Ramsey Score Pending 2010 Aston Martin DBS Coupe

As a car and a package, the 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante is exquisite. As a convertible, it’s that, times two, plus a whole sky full of sun.

AutoBlog.com

05/03/10
2010-05-03
94
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jonathon Ramsey Jonathon Ramsey Score Pending 2010 Aston Martin DBS Coupe

Piety is a priceless affair, and we found the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black the motoring equivalent of The Lord’s Prayer: a reverent way to worship the act of driving, and an everyday reason to intone, “Amen.”

AutoGuide.com

09/10/09
2009-09-10
94
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2010 Aston Martin DBS Convertible

It’s impossible not to love the Aston Martin DBS Volante. The car’s design is breathtakingly beautiful, both artistically and hormonally. It has gobs of power with a sound to match.

LeftLane News

04/12/12
2012-04-12
93
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2012 Aston Martin DBS Coupe

While not perfect, the Aston Martin DBS Carbon offers an alternative to other supercars while maintaining a sense of decorum that some of the more Continental rivals don’t possess. It is a bit of a poor deal when it comes to its list price, however.

Motor Trend

08/14/12
2012-08-14
93
100

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Zach Gale Zach Gale Score Pending 2012 Aston Martin DBS Convertible

The Aston Martin DBS Carbon Volante is a beautiful-looking and -sounding convertible with practical shortcomings easily conquered by its memorable driving experience.

Wallpaper

08/05/09
2009-08-05
92
100

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Staff Review Wallpaper Score Pending 2010 Aston Martin DBS Convertible

In the rarefied world of bespoke performance cars, the Aston Martin DBS still has an unbeatable aura. And the DBS Volante matches its coupe sibling in terms of performance and agility.

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