Introducing the brand new DBS Superleggera: two illustrious names; one magnificent Tremendous GT
26 June 2018, London: DBS Superleggera. A real thoroughbred that marks the return of not one, however two illustrious names. With DBS Aston Martin is reviving an iconic nameplate that first appeared in 1967, whereas Superleggera pays homage to the revolutionary light-weight development strategies pioneered by Italian coachbuilder, Touring.
Within the new DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin has a Tremendous GT that’s a breed aside. One which takes the struggle to the world’s greatest by itself phrases. Clad utilizing immaculately sculpted carbon fibre physique panels this newest mannequin is blessed with muscular, extremely particular person styling. A glance that’s completely matched by epic efficiency courtesy of a bi-turbo 5.2-litre V12 tuned to supply great energy and immense torque for breathtaking response and extraordinary in-gear efficiency.
As Aston Martin’s magnificent new Tremendous GT flagship, the DBS Superleggera replaces the esteemed Vanquish S. That’s a tricky act to observe, however one it was born to do. With 715bhp, 664lb.ft of torque, a high velocity of 211mph and blistering acceleration that dispatches Zero-62mph in simply three.four seconds and Zero-100mph in 6.four seconds, DBS Superleggera is a automobile devoted to delivering an unforgettable driving expertise and class-leading in-gear acceleration, with 50-100mph achieved in fourth gear in a mere four.2 seconds.
Whereas being resolutely fashionable in design and engineering, the DBS Superleggera proudly evokes the towering reputations of Aston Martin’s hardest hitting and best-loved flagships from the previous. Combining beneficiant proportions with aggression and athleticism, the DBS Superleggera expresses itself with an specific design language. One that mixes compelling curves with superior aerodynamics for a modern form that each cheats the wind and clamps the automobile to the street.
Evolving revolutionary aerodynamic ideas first seen on the DB11 – such because the curlicue and Aeroblade – after which taking issues additional with an F1-inspired double-diffuser, the DBS Superleggera generates 180kg (397lb) of downforce at VMAX: the best determine ever for a collection manufacturing Aston Martin. This important improve comes with no further drag penalty.
The center of the DBS Superleggera is Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine. Set low and and as far again within the chassis as attainable to optimise the centre-of-gravity and weight distribution, this high-performance engine develops 715bhp at 6500rpm and 664lb.ft from 1800-5000rpm. Detailed tuning of the V12 along with a brand new exhaust technique with lively valves and quad tail pipes ensures the DBS Superleggera has a commanding and highly effective sound character, significantly within the extra aggressive dynamic modes, whereas retaining a degree of refinement and civility that compliments its function because the consummate Tremendous GT.
The DBS Superleggera deploys its prodigious energy and torque to the rear wheels through a brand new rearmounted ZF eight-speed automated transmission. That includes a mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring for exact, predictable and exploitable dealing with and a decrease remaining drive for explosive in-gear acceleration, the DBS Superleggera combines the responses of a supercar with the refinement of a GT, with the aptitude of a most velocity of 211mph.
The chassis is an evolution of the most recent era light-weight bonded aluminium construction first seen on the DB11, with solid double wishbones on the entrance and a complicated multi-link system on the rear. Newest era adaptive damping is fitted as customary, with sensors detecting the prevailing driving situations, in addition to the calls for the driving force is making of the automobile. Each the powertrain and chassis have a selection of three dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus – which will be chosen by the driving force to accentuate or calm down the DBS Superleggera’s responses in response to the wants of the driving force.
The DBS Superleggera encompasses a beneficiant degree of ordinary gear, together with keyless entry, tyre strain monitoring system and a 360-degree digital camera with Parking Distance Show and Park Help. The audio system has DAB plus Bluetooth audio and cellphone streaming, iPod, iPhone and USB playback. There may be additionally an built-in satellite tv for pc navigation system and wi-fi hub. All of the in-car infotainment programs use a central LCD display screen, managed through a central dial.
As befits its flagship standing, the DBS Superleggera encompasses a excessive degree of workmanship with in depth scope for personalisation through a beneficiant selection of choices. Supple, fragrant leather-based and Alcantara upholstery comes as customary, as do the Sports activities Plus efficiency seats and steering wheel. There’s a selection of two alloy wheel designs: the usual ‘Y’ Spoke Solid Wheel and the Light-weight Twin Spoke Solid wheel. Each are 21” in diameter and fitted with Pirelli tyres developed particularly for the DBS Superleggera. There may be additionally a selection of hanging Designer Specs, with specifically chosen color and trim combos chosen by the Aston Martin Design Staff to intensify sure features of the DBS Superleggera’s character.
Aston Martin Chief Government Officer, Dr Andy Palmer mentioned: “DBS Superleggera not solely marks the return of an incredible Aston Martin title, however alerts our return to the very pinnacle of the Tremendous GT sector. Good-looking past measure, its light-weight carbon composite and aluminium physique is sculpted right into a form with great presence and charisma. Because of the exceptional torque accessible from its twin-turbo V12 the DBS Superleggera additionally packs a breath-taking punch, but its dynamics have been fastidiously honed to have interaction drivers of all capacity ranges. Immaculately styled, obsessively engineered and outrageously potent, the brand new DBS Superleggera is each inch the Aston Martin flagship”.
Priced from $304,995 within the USA, deliveries of the DBS Superleggera are scheduled to start in This autumn 2018.