New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: Vanquish replacement revealed

Aston Martin’s revival under its new leadership has been nothing short of remarkable. A stream of new models and concepts have all helped towards earnings – a rare word in Aston’s long and illustrious history. and this new range-topping model pays homage to that history in its name: DBS Superleggera. 
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The DBS name first appeared in 1967, while the name Superleggera hints at the lightweight construction. However, this is a automobile bang up to date and a automobile that Aston boss Andy Palmer describes as ‘a brute in a suit.’ 
• new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera prototype review
It uses the new DB11 as its base, along with a version of that car’s twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12. As a incredibly GT, it has a very different brief, though. It’s 70kg lighter than a V12 DB11 and uses shorter gearing for better performance. The quad exhaust has been tuned for a lot more noise in the car’s a lot of usable torque band – it’s 10db louder – and it is, according to Aston Martin’s engineering director Matt Becker, “More engaging and exciting than DB11.”

In terms of numbers, the Superleggera’s V12 produces 716bhp and 900Nm of torque, while the top speed is 211mph with 0-62mph passing by in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds. Oh, and you’ll have to pay £225,000 to get one.

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