An even more extreme version is in the works!

If you’re not done drooling over the raunchy Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, you might need to have some paper napkins nearby because Aston Martin is reportedly looking into developing a more extreme version of the 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera. Nothing is set in stone yet, but the belief is that the AMR DBS Superleggera — that’s the name it’s tipped to go by — will be released sometime in late 2019 or early 2020 with a bump in price compared to its “tamer” DBS Superleggera counterpart.

Things Will Be Oh So Much Better!

Aston Martin Isn't Done With the DBS Superleggera Exterior
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Part of the plan in developing the DBS Superleggera was to leave enough space for an even more hardcore version to sit on top as the flagship model.

Welp. So it looks like the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera isn’t the end of the line for the DBS model lineup. Nothing’s been confirmed, sure, but Motoring Australia is reporting that a senior Aston Martin executive has pulled the curtains on the AMR DBS Superleggera. “We produced an AMR version of the previous Vantage and have an AMR Rapide and DB11, so it’s safe to assume a DBS Superleggera is coming,” the executive revealed to the website.

The report adds that part of the plan in developing the DBS Superleggera was to leave enough space for an even more hardcore version to sit on top as the flagship model. Given Aston’s history of launching AMR versions of the DB11 and Rapide, there’s no other version that makes sense on the side of the DBS than an AMR version to call its own.

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The 5.2-liter V-12 engine will receive a different cold air intake, increasing output to a whopping 750 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque

Obviously, the mere idea of a lighter, more powerful, and go-faster version of the DBS Superleggera would be enough to send a lot of people into fits of convulsion. It wouldn’t come without reason, though, because the AMR DBS Superleggera is expected to shed weight in a number of sections, including the front seats where the standard sport seats in the DBS will be replaced by carbon fiber shell seats that could shave 20 kilos off the car’s curb weight. Speaking of weight-saving measures, carbon fiber is also expected to be used for the steering wheel, engine cover, and exhaust tips of the AMR DBS Superleggera.

In terms of power, the Aston Martin senior exec said that the car’s 5.2-liter V-12 engine will receive a different cold air intake, allowing it to increase its output to a whopping 750 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque, 45 ponies and 36 pound-feet of torque more than what the DBS Superleggera has to play with. There is an avenue to get more power, but the exec noted that doing so would entail significant modifications to the V-12’s internal components.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Drivetrain Specifications

Engine All-alloy quad overhead cam, 48-valve 5.2-litre bi-turbo, V12 with stop/start cylinder deactivation
Cooling Water-to-air Charge
Drive Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Maximum power 715 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 663 LB-FT @ 1,800-5,000 RPM
Acceleration 0-62mph (0-100km/h) 3.4 seconds
Maximum speed 211mph
Transmission Rear mid-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic

Throw all that into the mix and finish it off with a stickier set of tires, and the belief is that the AMR DBS Superleggera will be able to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in less than 3.2 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the AMR-less version. Top speed is also expected to rise to 214 mph, a little faster than the DBS Superleggera’s top speed of 211 mph.

These upgrades all fall in line with what an AMR-developed Aston Martin should be about. Unfortunately, that also means that the car is going to come with a more expensive price tag. In this case, the figure being thrown out is around $570,000, which would represent a premium of a little more than $50,000 over the DBS Superleggera.

References

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Source: Motoring Australia

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