Aston Martin DBS V12 Dragon 88

Aston Martin DBS V12 Dragon 88

Year of production 2012 - 2012

Model: DBS V12 (2007 - 2012)

Wikipedia (DBS V12):

It is a limited (88 units) version of DBS Volante to honour of the Year of the Dragon. It included 24-carat gold plate on nickel-coated and 24-carat gold-plated Aston Martin wing badges affixed to the bonnet and rear of each car, bright finish front grille, bonnet meshes and side strakes; choice of three unique 10-spoke designs lightweight forged wheels with a special silver finish, Black brake callipers, a choice of 3 body colours (Amethyst Red, Volcano Red, Champagne Gold) with matching interior upholstery colours (Spicy Red, Deep Purple, Chancellor Red interior for Amethyst Red, Volcano Red, Champagne Gold body respecively), Sahara Tan thread stitching, Piano Black facia trim with a unique gold inlay pattern at dashboard, glass switchgear, headrest embroidery design with rendered using four thread colours (Metallic Gold, Cream Truffle, Winter Wheat and Kestrel Tan) inspired by the Nine-Dragon Wall in Beihai Park, unique laser-etched sill plaques bearing the number and designation, Presentation Box wrapped in the same leather as the interior of their car and lined with Ivory Alcantara (box lid bears an embroidered dragon, with Aston Martin wings embossed on to the front of the lid and a replica sill plaque on the inside of the lid; each box contains an Owner's Guide with gold detailing, two glass ECUs with leather pouches, a pair of customised Bang & Olufsen earphones with laser-etched Aston Martin wings in a leather pouch), 1000W Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition.

DBS V12 Dragon 88 (Coupe & Volante)


Announced at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, the DBS Dragon 88, alongside the other Virage and V8 Vantage S variants is Astons attempt to especially tempt the Chinese market with a dramatic and exclusive limited edition created especially for this large and important emerging market. The dragon is a reference to the Chinese year of the Dragon which began on the 23rd January 2012. As the mightiest of all Chinese zodiac signs, the dragon is a symbol of intense power strength, health and harmony.

In Chinese culture, the number “8” is associated with good luck and prosperity; the number “88” with two “8”s combined it is an even more fortunate number. The 88 cars split across the three model variants were only made available to the Chinese market. The specs for the DBS Dragon 88 Volante  are as follows

  • 2012MY DBS, LHD Volante, Touchtronic 2 transmission, 2+2 seating, sports front seats
  • Amethyst Red, Volcano Red or Champagne Gold coachwork
  • Bright grille with Magnum Silver bonnet mesh.
  • 24-Carat Gold Plated Aston Martin Wings Badges
  • 10-spoke Silver painted Diamond Turned alloy wheels
  • Black Brake Calliper
  • Spicy Red, Deep Purple or Chancellor Red leather all with Sahara Tan stitching
  • Piano Black facia with intricate gold Inlay
  • Obsidian Black carpets edged in Spicy Red, Deep Purple or Chancellor Red leather
  • Dragon seat embroidery, inspired by one on the “Nine-Dragon Wall” in Behai Park, Beijing
  • Limited edition laser-etched sill plaque
  • Optional cost equipment as standard: Auto-dimming rear view mirror, alarm upgrade, second glass ECU, two leather pouches
  • Leather wrapped presentation box containing the owners guide, 2 glass ECUs and a customised pair of Bang & Olufsen Earphones

As I believe the Chinese market favours closed cars to convertibles, the DBS Volante Dragon 88 will, perhaps be the rarest variant.

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