Aston Martin Brings Back the Superleggera

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“Immaculately styled, obsessively engineered and outrageously potent, the new DBS Superleggera is every inch the Aston Martin flagship.”Dr. Andy Palmer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin
Aston Martin is reviving the iconic DBS Superleggera nameplate that first appeared in 1967, a collaboration that originally paved the way to the DB4, 5 and 6 Mark 1. The DBS Superleggera pays homage to the historic super lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian coachbuilder.

“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,” said Dr. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President & Chief Executive Officer. “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.”

TrackWorthy - Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (1)
The DBS Superleggera replaces the Vanquish S and takes over as Aston Martin’s flagship Super GT. The new DBS Superleggera is clad with sculpted carbon fibre body panels. Underneath that lightweight body beats the heart of a twin turbocharged V12 engine that generates 715 hp at 6,500 rpm and 663 lb-ft of torque from 1,800-5,000 rpm. The 5.2 litre V12 is set low and as far back in the chassis as possible to optimise the centre-of-gravity and weight distribution.
Tuning of the V12 and a new exhaust strategy with active valves and quad tail pipes ensures that the DBS Superleggera has a powerful soundtrack, especially when driven in the more aggressive dynamic modes.

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The Superleggera can reach top speed of 340 km/h and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and from 0-100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.4 seconds. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a new rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which features a mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring.

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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 tires developed specifically for DBS Superleggera with Pirelli P Zero 265/35/21 up front and 305/30/21 in the rear.

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While being modern in design and engineering, the DBS Superleggera proudly evokes the reputations of Aston Martin’s hardest hitting and best-loved flagships from the past. Combining generous proportions with aggression and athleticism, DBS Superleggera expresses itself with an explicit design language. One that combines compelling curves with advanced aerodynamics for a sleek shape that both cheats the wind and clamps the car to the road.

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Innovative aerodynamic concepts first seen on the DB11, including the Aeroblade, as well as new aerodynamic innovations including the Formula 1-inspired double-diffuser, the DBS Superleggera generates almost 400 pounds downforce at top speed, which is the most ever generated by a series production Aston Martin. And all of this downforce is generated with no additional drag penalty.

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The chassis is an evolution of the latest generation lightweight bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11, with forged double wishbones at the front and a sophisticated multi-link system at the rear.

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Priced from £225,000 in the UK, EUR 274,995 in Germany and $304,995 in the United States (the equivalent of $404,000 CAD), deliveries of DBS Superleggera are scheduled to begin in Q3 2018.

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