Aston Martin has unveiled the all-new DBS Superleggera. It marks the return of one of the luxury automaker’s most charismatic and highest performing models, William Towns-designed fastback GT. An iconic nameplate that first appeared on in 1967 once again adorns the hood of an Aston Martin paying homage to the historic super lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian coachbuilder.
The new DBS Superleggera features immaculately sculpted carbon fibre body panels to create a muscular, highly individual styling and a perfect look to match its relentless Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12. The high-performance engine is set low and far back in chassis to optimize the center-of-gravity and weight distribution. With 725PS, 900Nm of torque, a top speed of 211mph and blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds, it offers an unforgettable driving experience and class-leading in-gear acceleration, with 50-100mph achieved in fourth gear in a mere 4.2 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’s design language combines compelling curves with advanced aerodynamics for a sleek shape that both cheats the wind and clamps the car to the road. It features the curlicue and Aeroblade, an F1-inspired double-diffuser that help the car to 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 chassis comes with forged double wishbones at the front and a sophisticated multi-link system at the rear. The powertrain and chassis offer 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.
The interior is clad in supple, aromatic leather and Alcantara upholstery and features 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. There is also a choice of striking Designer Specifications, with specially chosen colour and trim combinations selected by the Aston Martin Design Team to accentuate certain aspects of DBS Superleggera’s character.
Deliveries of the $304,995 DBS Superleggera are scheduled to begin in third quarter of 2018. The new Aston Martin makes its debut with a starring role in a new film by the innovative image maker Nick Knight.
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