You read right. That’s a DBS and a Superleggera… as one car. Behold the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera! Announced earlier today, this true thoroughbred pays homage to the historic super lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian coachbuilder and it looks, well, very Aston Martin. Actually no, it does not quite. It is particularly muscular – lent to it by immaculately sculpted carbon fiber body panels and its extruded bonded aluminum body structure.
It looks like hunk who have hit the gym 24/7. Its predatory stance is by no accident – it is actually inspired by extreme Aston Martin special projects such as the Aston Martin Vulcan. Good lord. I just can’t stop ogling over this ride! But looks is just part of the story; the other part being the motor under the hood which is an all-alloy quad overhead cam, 48-valve V12 bi-turbo coming at a frown-upon-by-eco-warriors 5.2L.
Speaking of eco… while this ride is clearly a gas guzzler, it is not entirely to-hell-with-the-eco kind of supercar because, stop/start cylinder deactivation. But like, will Aston Martin lovers care? Probably not. Anywho, the bi-turbo V12 pumped out a super cool 712 horses and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque across a wide band that, along with a read mid-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox, enable this exotic supercar to hit the century mark from standstill in a scant 3.4 seconds, sending it on its way to a mind-boggling terminal speed of 211 mph (about 340 km/h).
A few other drool worthy highlights include LED high and low beam headlights, signature LED taillight, clamshell hood, side louver, electronically-controlled fully catalyzed stainless steel exhaust system, speed-dependent electric power assisted steering, front independent double wishbone, rear multi-link, adaptive damping system, 21-inch forged Y-spoke wheel wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubbers, carbon ceramic brake discs, built-in tire pressure monitoring system, premium audio system with LCD touch display, and a full leather interior in a choice of Caithness or Balmoral leather.
Those are just a few pulled from a very long list of features this beauty on four wheels have to offer. The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is scheduled to begin deliveries in Q3 2018, but it, like any exotic sports car, does not come cheap (obviously). If you want one, be prepared to drop at least $304,995 for unit (or £225,000 in the UK, or €274,995 in Germany). But hey, at least it is not of limited run, right? Continue reading for a few more looks and a product video.
All images courtesy of Aston Martin.