Aston Martin’s replacement for the Vanquish is finally here and we can’t stop staring at it. Sitting just below the outrageous Aston Martin Valkyrie in Aston Martin’s range, this new V12 flagship is a stunning 715bhp Super GT that you need to know more about.
Ever since our initial news story revealing the name of Aston Martin’s new flagship, we’ve been incredibly excited about this Super GT’s arrival – we’re happy to say that the wait was worth it. Sculpted from carbon fibre, the all-new DBS Superleggera boasts supercar performance combined with Grand Touring refinement.
Capable of reaching 62mph from a standstill in just 3.4 seconds, 100mph in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of over 200mph, the beating heart of the new DBS Superleggera is a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 that produces 725PS and 900NM of torque (715bhp and 664lb ft). All of the power is sent to the rear wheels through a carbon-fibre propshaft and an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Complementing the extreme power that the DBS Superleggera has on tap, excellent handling characteristics have been ensured through the use of a mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring.
These two elements have then been backed up by Formula One inspired aerodynamic design that help this new flagship to create 180kg of downforce at 211mph – the most that any production Aston Martin has ever made.
Aside from the aerodynamic properties of the DBS Superleggera’s body, we’re sure you’ll agree that the design is simply stunning. Reminiscent of the more aggressive creations that we’ve recently seen from Aston Martin’s AMR division, the new DBS Superleggera is not shy when it comes to promoting its sporting potential.
Named by Top Gear as the ‘DB11’s evil twin’, DBS Superleggera unapologetically does away with subtlety and instead wears wide arches, various large vents, a sharp rear splitter and design elements that we saw premiered with the sensational Aston Martin Vulcan.
Taking a look at the rear, you’ll undoubtedly also notice the quad tail pipes; these have been specially tuned for the DBS Superleggera with a ‘new exhaust strategy’ in order to ensure that Aston Martin’s new flagship makes an unmistakable and powerful exhaust note.
Positioned by Aston Martin within the category of Super GT, DBS Superleggera twins all of this supercar worthy performance with Grand Tourer refinement and comfort. To that end, the interior houses a host of features – such as satellite navigation, 360-degree camera with Park Assist and keyless entry – and high quality aromatic leather and Alcantara trim as standard.
We’re very excited to bring you more on the all-new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. For now, however, we’re going to let Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer have the final word:
“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, 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”