This is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. The $304,995 super grand touring coupé will replace the Vanquish, a car that the performance luxury marque has been making for almost eighteen years. It also revives two illustrious nameplates – the DBS that first appeared in 1967 and Superleggera which stopped production in 1961. Superleggera means super light in Italian and pays homage to the nimble construction technology of the Touring Italian coachbuilder, a collaboration that originally paved the way to the Aston Martin DB4, 5 and 6 Mark 1.
The design is driven by lightweight construction with the use of carbon fiber body panels and aerodynamic sculpting. The curlicue and aeroblade, innovative design elements first introduced on the DB11, return here to join a Formula One-inspired double-diffuser so that the car can generates 180kg of downforce at VMAX – the highest figure ever for a series production Aston Martin.
This is a powerful car, thanks to the marque’s 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, tuned to produce, what Aston Martin promises to be, tremendous power and immense torque. Expect 725ps, 900Nm of torque, a top speed of 211mph and acceleration from standing to 62mph in just 3.4 seconds. Deliveries of the DBS Superleggera are expected to begin in late 2018.
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