Presenting the new DBS Superleggera from Aston Martin.

dbs-superleggera-(5)newsThis supercar is a true thoroughbred that registers the return of not one, but two esteemed names. With DBS, Aston Martin is bringing back an iconic name that first surfaced in 1967, while Touring’s famous mark ‘Superleggera’ will once more embellish the bonnet of an Aston Martin. A combination that originally marked the DB4, 5 and 6 Mark 1, the DBS Superleggera now pays homage to the historic super lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian supercar manufacturer.

In the new DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin has a Super GT that’s streets ahead. Covered using flawless sculpted carbon fibre body panels this new model is muscular featuring highly individual styling. A look that’s matched perfectly by epic performance all thanks to the bi-turbo 5.2-litre V12 engine which has been tuned to produce astounding power and immense torque for an amazing response and extraordinary in-gear performance.

The new flagship DBS Superleggera replaces the reveered Vanquish S. With 725PS, 900Nm of torque, blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 211mph, DBS Superleggera is a car dedicated to delivering an unforgettable driving experience and class-leading in-gear acceleration, with 50-100mph achieved in fourth gear in a mere 4.2 seconds.

This supercar is state of the art in terms of design and engineering, proudly arousing the unprecedented reputation of Aston Martin’s much-loved cars from the past. Combining generous proportions with aggression and athleticism, the DBS Superleggera expresses itself with an explicit design language with compelling curves and advanced aerodynamics for sleek contours that both cheats the wind and sticks the car to the road.

Advancing innovative aerodynamic ideas first seen on the DB11 and adding an F1-inspired double-diffuser, the DBS Superleggera generates 180kg of downforce at VMAX: the highest figure ever for a series production Aston Martin. This significant increase comes with no additional drag penalty.

am7_assets_21At the core of the DBS Superleggera is Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine.  Set low and as far back in the chassis as possible to optimise the centre-of-gravity and weight distribution, this high-performance engine develops 725PS at 6500rpm and 900Nm from 1800-5000rpm. Detailed tuning of the V12 together with a new exhaust strategy with active valves and quad tail pipes ensures this Aston Martin has a compelling and authoritative sound resonance, especially in the more aggressive dynamic modes, while keeping a level of refinement and comity that compliments its role as the consummate Super GT.

The DBS Superleggera deploys its colossal power and torque to the rear wheels via a new rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Featuring a mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring for precise, predictable and exploitable handling and a lower final drive for explosive in-gear acceleration, the DBS Superleggera combines the responses of a supercar with the refinement of a GT, with the capability of a maximum speed of 211mph.

The chassis is an advancement of the latest generation lightweight bonded aluminium structure seen first on the DB11, with forged double wishbones at the front and a refined multi-link system at the back. Latest generation adaptive damping is fitted as standard, with sensors detecting the prevailing driving conditions, as well as the demands the driver is the making of the car. Both the powertrain and chassis have a choice of three dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus – which can be chosen by the driver to intensify or relax the DBS Superleggera’s responses according to driver needs. 

Standard equipment in the DBS Superleggera is generous, including keyless entry, tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera with Parking Distance Display and Park Assist. The audio system has DAB plus Bluetooth audio and phone streaming, iPod, iPhone and USB playback. There is also an integrated satellite navigation system and wi-fi hub. All the in-car infotainment systems use a central LCD screen, controlled via a central dial.

am7_assets_11The DBS Superleggera also features high level of craftsmanship with extensive scope for personalisation via a generous choice of options. Supple, aromatic leather and Alcantara upholstery comes as standard, as do the Sports Plus performance seats and steering wheel. There is a choice of two alloy wheel designs: the standard ‘Y’ Spoke Forged Wheel and the Lightweight Twin Spoke Forged wheel. Both are 21” in diameter and fitted with Pirelli tyres developed specifically for the DBS Superleggera. There is also a choice of striking Designer Specifications, with specially chosen colour and trim combinations selected by the Aston Martin Design Team to accentuate certain aspects of the DBS Superleggera’s character.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “DBS Superleggera not only marks the return of a great Aston Martin name, but signals our return to the very pinnacle of the Super GT sector. Handsome beyond measure, its lightweight carbon composite and aluminium body is sculpted into a shape with tremendous presence and charisma. Thanks to the remarkable torque available from its twin-turbo V12 the DBS Superleggera also packs a breath-taking punch, yet its dynamics have been carefully honed to engage drivers of all ability levels. Immaculately styled, obsessively engineered and outrageously potent, the new DBS Superleggera is every inch the Aston Martin flagship”.