ASTON MARTIN| DBS SUPERLEGGERA UNVEILDPosted On: June 28, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
Aston Martin has revealed its fastest and most powerful sportscar, the DBS Superleggera. The British manufacturer has revived the DBS nameplate last seen in 2012 for the new model, which effectively replaces the Vanquish S as its performance range-topper. The Superleggera suffix means ‘super light’ in Italian and harks back to the original DBS from 1967.
The DBS Superleggera V12 engine produces 715bhp which enables the car to go from 0 to 100mph in 6.4sec. The DBS Superleggera’s engine generates 900Nm, available at 1,800-5,000rpm, which is 201Nm more than the DB11 AMR. The rear-wheel-drive DBS Superleggera gains a new transmission and gearbox, with a drive ratio of 2:9:1, to handle the extra power and torque. The V12 engine will do a top speed of 340 kmph.
The Superleggera sports a bolder front grille, along with new headlights and tail-lights, to further differentiate it from the DB11, as part of Aston’s plan to put more space between the cars in its range. It is the first car not to feature the brand’s winged logo on its rear boot lid, with the name Aston Martin spelt out there instead.
The bodywork features a front splitter, extensive underbody aerodynamics, a rear diffuser and a new Aeroblade 2 rear wing, generating 60kg of downforce at the front of the car and 120kg at the rear. The DBS Superleggera is due to go on sale later this year in coupé form.