Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
We'll admit right now that we have never been completely taken with the Aston Martin DBS. It wasn't that we didn't like it - on the contrary, it is every bit the fabulous car. It's just that we found the DBS slightly... too much, in the same way you could have too much pampering or too much caviar. Even as you're finding the words to decline the next round of Beluga you're thinking "Wow, can't believe I'm about to give this the stiffarm, but..." It is all about the fact that the DB9, to our eyes, is just right. Nothing needs to be added to it, and as fabulous as the DBS is, it marks the addition of that not-needed something.
Then the DBS Carbon Black came for a visit, so now you can consider this our about-face: the DBS – rather, this DBS – is our first choice in Astons, so much so that we'd only look at the others after driving this one into some shallow, oily grave and then giving up on hopes for its resurrection.