DBS Superleggera. A true
thoroughbred that marks the return of not one, but two illustrious names. With
DBS, Aston Martin is reviving an iconic nameplate that first appeared on in
1967, while Touring’s famous mark – Superleggera – will once again adorn the
bonnet of an Aston Martin. A collaboration that originally paved the way to the
DB4, 5 and 6 Mark 1, DBS Superleggera pays homage to the historic super
lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian coachbuilder.
In the new DBS Superleggera,
Aston Martin has a Super GT that’s a breed apart. One that takes the fight to
the world’s best on its own terms. Clad using immaculately sculpted carbon
fibre body panels this latest model is blessed with muscular, highly individual
styling. A look that’s perfectly matched by epic performance courtesy of Aston
Martin’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, tuned to produce tremendous power and
immense torque for breath-taking response and extraordinary in-gear
As the British marque’s
magnificent new Super GT flagship, DBS Superleggera replaces the esteemed
Vanquish S. That’s a tough act to follow, but one it was born to do. Evolving
innovative aerodynamic concepts first seen on the DB11 - such as the curlicue
and Aeroblade - and then taking things further with an F1-inspired
double-diffuser, 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.
The heart of 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 715hp at 6500rpm and 900Nm from 1800-5000rpm. The
car accelerates from 0 to 100kmph in 3.4 seconds. Detailed tuning of the V12
together with a new exhaust strategy with active valves and quad tail pipes
ensures DBS Superleggera has a commanding and powerful sound character,
particularly in the more aggressive dynamic modes, while retaining a level of
refinement and civility that compliments its role as the consummate Super GT.
DBS Superleggera deploys its
prodigious 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, DBS
Superleggera combines the responses of a supercar with the refinement of a GT,
with the capability of a maximum speed of 340kmph.
Both the powertrain and
chassis have a choice of three dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus - which
can be selected by the driver to intensify or relax DBS Superleggera’s
responses according to the needs of the driver. DBS Superleggera features a
generous level of standard equipment, 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.
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 DBS
Superleggera. Deliveries of DBS Superleggera are scheduled to begin globally in
Source: Aston Martin
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