The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is here!

Aston Martin has brought back the DBS Superleggera name for its 715-horsepower flagship to go with a significant drop in weight, sportier interior, revised exterior, and a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera in Brief

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All told, it manages to produce a total of 397 pounds (180 kg) of downforce, which is more than any other series-production AM car to date.

Despite the fact that the Superleggera isn’t destined to make its debut until June 25th, information and images have already surfaced, and it’s all we expected and then some. On the outside, it’s far more exciting than the DB11 it gets its DNA from. It features the same aluminum architecture but comes with carbon fiber body panels to amount to a weight loss of 160 pounds (72 kg) over the DB11, bring its total mass down to 3,733 pounds or just shy of 1,700 kg. Up front, it has a honeycomb grille to go with a new splitter that pushes air under the vehicle for better downforce and brake cooling. There are redesigned fender vents for better airflow from the wheel wells and increased aerodynamic viability. All told, it manages to produce a total of 397 pounds (180 kg) of downforce, which is more than any other series-production AM car to date.

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Powering this British beauty is a revamped 5.2-liter V-12 that’s good for 715 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque

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

Powering this British beauty is a revamped 5.2-liter V-12 that’s good for 715 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, with torque holding at max from 1,800 rpm all the way up to 5,000 rpm. Power is shunted to the rear wheels via a new ZF eight-speed automatic transmission that was designed specifically to handle the extra torque. Aston Martin even threw in a lower final-drive ratio and a mechanically operated limited-slip differential for better acceleration and cornering. Add in the new high-flow quad exhaust with adjustable valves, and you get a good soundtrack. The lower suspension (just 0.2 inches compared to the DB11) and active suspension make for dreamy handling. Stopping power is handled by carbon-ceramic brakes. It features 16.1-inch rotors up front with six-piston calipers and 14.2-inch rotors with four-piston calipers in the rear.

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The new Superleggera manages to hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds or 100 mph in 6.4 seconds.

All told, this package adds up to some pretty shocking performance, with the new Superleggera managing to hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds or 100 mph in 6.4 seconds. 50 mph to 100 mph in fourth gear happens in just 4.2 seconds. Now that’s fast.

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Pricing should start out around the $300,000 mark with deliveries commencing before the calendar flips to 2018.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Exterior Specifications

Length 4,712 mm (185.51 inches)
Width 2,146 mm (84.48 inches) (including door mirrors)
Rear width 1,968 mm (77.48 inches) (excluding door mirrors)
Front width 1,942 mm (76.45 inches) (excluding door mirrors)
Height 1,280 mm (50.39 inches)
Wheelbase 2,805 mm (110.43 inches)
Front overhang 915 mm (36.02 inches)
Rear overhang 995 mm (39.17 inches)
Ground clearance 120 mm (4.72 inches) (excluding air dam)
Ground clearance 90 mm (3.54 inches) (including air dam)
Front track 1,665 mm (65.55 inches)
Rear track 1,645 mm (64.76 inches)
Angle of approach 5 degrees
Angle of departure 13 degrees
Turning circle 4m (13.12 ft)

Further Reading

Here's the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera!
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Read our full review on the 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.

Here's the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera! Spyshots Exterior
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Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Exterior High Resolution
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Read our full review on the 2018 Aston Martin DB11.

2012 Aston Martin DBS Coupe High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2012 Aston Martin DBS Coupe.

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