Aston Martin to Revive Iconic 'DBS Superleggera' Name 

Reviving an iconic name that started its life back in 1967, Aston Martin has unveiled that their next flagship Super GT model will wear the name ‘DBS Superleggera’.

Originally coined in 1967 for the William Towns’ designed-model (below), the name ‘DBS’ has been a part of Aston Martin for over 50 years. You may remember that it made another appearance in 2007; worn proudly by the range-topping Aston Martin DBS of the time that was designed by current Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.


Joining the DBS nameplate on this new range-topping model is the mark – ‘Superleggera’. Adorning the bonnet of the new DBS Superleggera, it is a name synonymous with the super lightweight construction technology of Touring (a Milan based coachbuilder) and was first seen on cars such as the DB4, DB5 and DB6 Mark 1. Aston Martin says that their new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera will pay homage to this historic design.

As you’d expect from a range-topping model with such nostalgia behind it, Aston Martin has also promised that the new flagship will feature only the highest levels of performance, craftsmanship and design.

Talking of the new DBS Superleggera, Marek Reichman said:

“When you hear the name DBS Superleggera, you know what it is. It’s the definitive Aston Martin Super GT. It’s an icon, a statement and this one will be no different. We’ve pushed the boundaries of performance and design to give this car a distinct character and ensure it’s worthy of the heritage and weight that this name carries”.

Details on Aston Martin’s upcoming model are still few and far between, but they have announced that more will be coming during the second quarter of 2018. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Apple News to be kept up-to-date with everything that happens with the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.


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