Essentially, this car replaces the Vanquish S. But this time around, Aston Martin uses turbocharging and raises the power output. The new 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine, which sits low in the car, makes 715 hp instead of the old model's 595 hp. Torque is a healthy 664 lb-ft. Aston Martin says the DBS Superleggera can hit 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 211 mph.
A new rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission brings torque to the rear wheels. For improved handling, the model uses a mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring. The DBS Superleggera also features a lightweight bonded aluminum chassis structure inspired by the new DB11. Drivers can adjust the settings of the chassis and the powertrain to three different modes: GT, Sport, and Sport Plus.
Compared to other Aston Martins, the DBS Superleggera looks particularly potent with its gaping grille, black exterior accents, and hood vents. It also features a quad exhaust and standard 21-inch wheels. Carbon fiber body panels help keep the model's dry curb weight as low as possible at 3,732 pounds. To boost aerodynamics, the model has an F1-inspired double diffuser. This GT can generate a whopping 397 pounds of downforce at Vmax, which Aston Martin says is the highest figure it has achieved for a series production car.
Deliveries begin in the third quarter of 2018. In the U.S., you'll be paying at least $308,081.
For that money, you get a sumptuous interior with standard features including leather and Alcantara upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, DBS-embroidered headrests, and Piano Black trim inlay. On the options roster, you'll find multiple trim inlay options, seat back veneers, and seat belt colors as well as a carbon fiber steering wheel and full leather interior.
Source: Aston Martin