Call it automotive mutualism.
A $288,000 last gasp.
Update: We've received word that the Aston Martin DBS Ultimate coupe will sticker for $287,576, while the Volante convertible version sells for $302,576—roughly $15K more than the base versions of each model. But when you think about it, that's only like a five percent price hike.
At some point in the near future—probably later this year—the last Aston Martin DBS will roll off the production line, to be replaced with something newer, presumably faster, and possibly just as sexy.
Call it the Aston Martin Centenary—for now.
If you missed out on your chance to buy an Aston Martin One-77, first off, we're sorry. Not that sorry, because now you have about $2 million to spend on cars lying around, but a little sorry.
Even Bond's DBS didn't have a golden Aston badge.
The Chinese zodiac says it's the year of the dragon, but for exotic automakers, it's the Year of the Chinese Market Special Editions.
Like a...well, you know.
The next time you're at a bar and some Eurotrash drunkard starts bad-mouthing the Mustang Boss 302 as a "crude, unbalanced American gas guzzler," take a deep breath and politely inform him that the Boss 302 a well-balanced sports car capable of lapping one of the world's great racetracks faster than many European sports cars. Then
you can punch him in the teeth.