DBS Superleggera

DB11-based successor to Vanquish; a harder, faster V12 super GT.

The names DBS and Superleggera have a lot of traction in Aston Martin lore. The DBS badge first graced an elegant, high-performance grand tourer in the late 1960s, before returning in 2007 with the DB9-based DBS V12. And Aston Martin’s relationship with Italian coachbuilders Superleggera goes back even further to the iconic DB4 and DB5. Put the two names together and you have an Aston Martin to set enthusiasts’ pulses racing. It doesn’t disappoint.

Overview

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Though based on the smooth, swift DB11 V12, it’s clear from its aggressive exterior design that the DBS Superleggera has been honed for even greater performance. Most dramatic design evolution is the larger front grille, flanked by a pair of inlets designed to improve airflow over the brakes and around the front wheels. New taillights and a new, fixed rear spoiler replace those of the DB11, while the quad exhausts exit via an F1-inspired double diffuser. The bonnet, deck lid, splitter and diffuser are in carbon fibre, which helps to explain the weight reduction. Meanwhile the deeper side strakes and open stirrup behind the front wheel draw more air out of the engine bay and front wheel arches, keeping the car stable at high speeds. The striking black Y-spoke alloy wheels are 21" in diameter, ride height is 5mm lower than that of the DB11 and in tribute to the Superleggera (Italian for superlight) name it’s also 72kg lighter. Downforce is claimed to amount to 180kg at VMax.

Cockpit architecture is based around that of the DB11, with a console that smoothly sweeps back from dashboard through to the rear seats. The DBS Superleggera’s interior is trimmed in leather and Alcantara, and features Sports Plus performance seats, steering wheel and binnacle. As with the DB11 the instrument cluster is a full-colour 12" TFT display with an additional, central 8" screen for infotainment.

Technology

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

For the new DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin have created their most powerful version of the 5.2-litre turbocharged V12 yet. It develops a mighty 715bhp and 900Nm, sending power through the rear wheels via an eight speed ZF box that has been specially adapted to handle the extra torque. 0-62mph takes 3.4 seconds. Top speed? 211. This is a seriously fast Aston Martin.

It also sounds like one. Each of the driving modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus – turns the volume of crisp, rich exhaust sound up a notch. But you can still be kind to your neighbours with a ‘quiet start’ mode for early mornings.

The chassis specification includes stiffer suspension and anti-roll bars than those of the DB11. A limited slip diff comes as standard along with carbon ceramic brakes.

Marek Reichman, design boss at Aston, believes Aston Martin’s new V12 flagship is aptly-named. ‘When you hear the name DBS Superleggera, you know what it is. It’s the definitive Aston Martin super GT,’ he said.

Specification

  • Top Speed211 MPH

  • 0-62 MPH3.4s

  • Max Power715 BHP

  • Engine Size5200 CC

  • Weight1693 KG

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Dimensions
Vehicle length 4712 mm / 185.5 in
Vehicle width 2146 mm (inc. mirrors) / 84.5 in
Vehicle height 1280 mm / 50.4 in
Wheelbase 2805 mm / 110.4 in
Weight
Dry Weight 1693 kg / 3732 lbs
Engine
Engine / cylinders / valves 48-Valve V12
Fuel management TBC
Max torque @ engine speed 900Nm/663lb ft @ 1800-5000rpm
Power output @ engine speed 715 bhp / 725 PS at 6500 rpm
Performance
Top speed 211 mph / 340 km/h
Acceleration 0-62 mph 3.4 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban TBC
Extra urban TBC
Combined consumption / range 1 TBC
CO2 emissions (combined) 285 g/Km*  (*estimated)

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