Friday, November 28, 2008

Featured Car: Shell James Bond Aston Martin DBS

My Aston Martin DBS purchased last week 1 day after the model was released. But, did you notice what's wrong with this picture above?

I would say this DBS is the best model Shell James Bond model to collect. The rest of 4 are some how quite disappointing to me. (Just my personal preference)

Even with that, not much details to expect from the model, and the worst one is the wheels. It doesn't looked any suitable to the casting. But, the only thing I like about this DBS is the number plate, which is the exact one used in the movie.

In the "Quantum of Solace", Daniel Craig was drove this 510-horsepower Aston Martin DBS as his latest ride. And the cars already broke into pieces in the beginning of the movie.

For car freaks, I have include the real specification for your perusal.

Aston Martin DBS Specification

Two-door coupe body style with 2+0 seating
Bonded aluminium VH structure
Aluminium, magnesium alloy and carbon fibre composite body
Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
LED rear lamps and side repeaters

All alloy quad overhead cam 48 valve 5935cc V12
Compression ratio 10.9:1
Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves

Rear mid-mounted six-speed manual gearbox
Rear mid-mounted 'Touchtronic 2' six-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
Limited-slip differential
Final drive ratio - manual: 3.71:1
Final drive ratio - automatic 3.46:1

Rack and pinion, Servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock to lock
Column tilt and reach adjustment

Wheels and Tyres
Front: 8.5’’ x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 245/35
Rear: 11’’ x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 295/30

Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Track mode
Front: Independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Traction Control
Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston calipers
Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston calipers

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Starscream said...

Heard it was a bad movie.. never a fan of David Craig anyway. Aston Martin is nice. The miniature diecast seems a little plain =)

Anonymous said...

BMW Z3 Roaster is not nice like this... :P

Toycarsmy said...


Haven't strike the answer.

Eugene T. said...

The Aston Martin is the Hot Wheels Aston Martin Vantage V8. The BMW Z3 sticker is also wrong, but I think its a distraction. :-P

And yes, the movie was quite horrid. I am a fan of Pierce Brosnan's era of Bonds, and Daniel Craig's first is alright. Just not this one.

Toycarsmy said...


Bingo, you are very observant.