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Old 01-21-2008, 12:52 AM
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Still love the hardtop design more.
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Still love the hardtop design more.
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How much harder would it have been to make a retractable hardtop?
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Originally Posted by Bdog
How much more expensive would it have been to make a retractable hardtop?
R&D wise a lot. Might not have been able to do it on this model at all.

Ferrari, Porsche, and Lambo still have soft-tops so folding hardtop isn't a deal killer.
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why would someone drive that car in snow?
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All of these cars have a retractable hardtop and everybody would have to agree the lines of a hardtop are better than a softtop. You'd think Aston would incorporate this as an option.

Mercedes-Benz SL
Chrysler Sebring
BMW 3 Series
Mazda MX-5
Pontiac G6
Volkswagen Eos
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why would someone drive that car in snow?
It's just for testing purposes...?
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Originally Posted by Bdog
All of these cars have a retractable hardtop and everybody would have to agree the lines of a hardtop are better than a softtop. You'd think Aston would incorporate this as an option.

Mercedes-Benz SL
Chrysler Sebring
BMW 3 Series
Mazda MX-5
Pontiac G6
Volkswagen Eos
Volvo C70
Every single one of those cars was designed to be a hardtop convertible.
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while I do agree the lines of a hardtop convt. are better, but aren't hardtop convertibles A LOT heavier? I looked up the curb weight for the 335 coupe and hardtop convertible and the difference is: couple/convertible-3571lbs/3946lbs, a difference of 375lbs(!). Maybe it's a weight issue the designers were concern about....
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Yea, both of you have valid points. I'm just looking at it strictly as my opinion on what looks better, but weight and design are two big items to consider. All the high end faster cars don't seem to have a retractable top, maybe at 200mph they don't hold up.
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Yea, both of you have valid points. I'm just looking at it strictly as my opinion on what looks better, but weight and design are two big items to consider. All the high end faster cars don't seem to have a retractable top, maybe at 200mph they don't hold up.
I think it's purely weight. It wouldn't make sense that a folding hardtop would be more prone to damage from wind at 200mph than a cloth top. At least to me.
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Aston Martin DBS sold out for 5 years

The Aston Martin DBS has sold out for the next five years, a new report finds. Aston Martin has reportedly received 1,500 orders for the new DBS. According to Aston Martin, the company plans to produce 300 examples of the DBS a year, which equates to a five year waiting list.

In an interview with AutoCar, Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez said that the automaker is exploring ways to increase production in order to keep customers happy and from buying a car from a competing marque.

The backup in production could also delay future products. Production of the upcoming four-door Rapide – which is scheduled to bow in 2009 or 2010 — might have to outsourced in order to keep up with its production schedule. It's also possible that the Vanquish replacement will be delayed due to the high volume of DBS orders.
http://www.leftlanenews.com/aston-ma...r-5-years.html
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So i have about 5 years to become a millionaire or close to it! YES! now back to watching tests of it by top gear, fifth gear, and anybody else. I LOVE THIS CAR!
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Originally Posted by I Go To Costco
I call on the thread title
O RLY.



Got a problem, hmmm...?
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Sold out for 5 years? It's like everyone wants to be James Bond
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Sold out for 5 years? It's like everyone wants to be James Bond
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
O RLY.



Got a problem, hmmm...?
McLaren F1 GTR > *

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Carrera GT> *

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Originally Posted by I Go To Costco
McLaren F1 GTR > *

Sure, whatever you want to say dude...BUT, BUT...the title of this thread says it all.
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Originally Posted by AsianRage
Still love the hardtop design more.


And the ext color of the convertible in Bdog's post is wretched.


My dream garage...

DBS: Commuter
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DBS Volante Spied on the Ring

From WCF...

The stunning Aston Martin DBS was well received with much salivation in August of last year. Then, first spy photos of a convertible (Volante) version appeared during cold weather testing in Scandinavia this past January. These latest spy photos now put the same prototype undergoing handling-tests on Germany's world famous Nürburgring.

Besides the steel roof and the rear quarter glass being replaced by a folding canvas top, not much else is changing including the 0-100 km/h time which arrives in just over 4 seconds despite the extra weight from additional reinforcement to the body structure. The same 6.0 liter V12 producing 517 bhp and 570 Nm of torque remains in tact as well.

The Aston Martin DBS Volante is expected to be priced at just below 300,000 Euros.




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So, I went to Grand Touring Autos on Dupont St. in Toronto, yesterday...and yeah, the Aston Martin portion of the show room...



...I think that's what heaven looks like.

I walked out with an AM keychain which I paid $30 for. All that I could afford...
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
...I think that's what heaven looks like.

I walked out with an AM keychain which I paid $30 for. All that I could afford...
Hahaha damn Yumchah this post feels full of pain and emotion lol. Well at least you got a AM keychain, it'll get everyone excited until they arrive at the key part and see an Acura badge
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Well, like sell your megabots collection and get one.
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
So, I went to Grand Touring Autos on Dupont St. in Toronto, yesterday...and yeah, the Aston Martin portion of the show room...



...I think that's what heaven looks like.

I walked out with an AM keychain which I paid $30 for. All that I could afford...
You were in TO and went to go look at Astons and didnt drop me a line??? WTF yumyum
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You were in TO and went to go look at Astons and didnt drop me a line??? WTF yumyum
Oh oops.

Yeah...sorry man. It was a much needed and short vacation with the future missus and me. We really didn't call up anyone...but, next time!

I believe I'll be back in town come October for a wedding. And so...
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Originally Posted by Yumchah
Oh oops.

Yeah...sorry man. It was a much needed and short vacation with the future missus and me. We really didn't call up anyone...but, next time!

I believe I'll be back in town come October for a wedding. And so...
Alright, I will let you off the hook this time.
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