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Aston Martin has unveiled the new DBS Superleggera, the British marque's magnificent new Super GT flagship model that's a breed apart.

28 Jun 2018 | International News : U.K.

Aston Martin has unveiled the new DBS Superleggera, a true thoroughbred that marks the return of not one, but two illustrious names. With DBS, Aston Martin is reviving an iconic nameplate that first appeared on in 1967, while Touring's famous mark - Superleggera - will once again adorn the bonnet of an Aston Martin.

The new DBS Superleggera is Aston Martin's new Super GT flagship
A collaboration that originally paved the way to the DB4, 5 and 6 Mark 1, the DBS Superleggera pays homage to the historic super lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian coachbuilder.

In the new DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin has a new Super GT flagship that's a breed apart. Clad using immaculately sculpted carbon fibre body panels, this latest model is blessed with muscular, highly individual styling.

Epic performance comes courtesy of Aston Martin's 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, tuned to produce 715bhp and 900Nm of torque. 0-100km/h takes just 3.4 seconds, and the DBS Superleggera will accelerate to a top speed of 340km/h.

The DBS Superleggera deploys its prodigious power and torque to the rear wheels via a new rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Featuring a mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring for precise, predictable and exploitable handling and a lower final drive for explosive in-gear acceleration, the DBS Superleggera combines the responses of a supercar with the refinement of a GT.

The 5.2-litre V12 engine produces 715bhp and 900Nm of torque and allows the DBS Superleggera to go from 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds
The chassis is an evolution of the latest generation lightweight bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11, with forged double wishbones at the front and a sophisticated multi-link system at the rear.

Latest generation adaptive damping is fitted as standard, with sensors detecting the prevailing driving conditions, as well as the demands the driver is making of the car.

Both the powertrain and chassis have a choice of three dynamic modes, GT, Sport and Sport Plus.

Evolving innovative aerodynamic concepts first seen on the DB11 - such as the curlicue and Aeroblade - and then taking things further with an F1-inspired double-diffuser, the DBS Superleggera generates 180kg of downforce at VMAX, the highest figure ever for a series production Aston Martin. This significant increase comes with no additional drag penalty.

The DBS Superleggera features a generous level of standard equipment, including keyless entry, tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera with Parking Distance Display and Park Assist. The audio system has DAB plus Bluetooth audio and phone streaming, iPod, iPhone and USB playback. There is also an integrated satellite navigation system and wi-fi hub. All the in-car infotainment systems use a central LCD screen, controlled via a central dial.

The Sports Plus performance seats come as standard
As befits its flagship status, the DBS Superleggera features a high level of craftsmanship with extensive scope for personalisation via a generous choice of options.

Supple, aromatic leather and Alcantara upholstery comes as standard, as do the Sports Plus performance seats and steering wheel. There is a choice of two alloy wheel designs - the standard 'Y' spoke forged wheel and the lightweight twin-spoke forged wheel.

Both are 21-inch in diameter and fitted with Pirelli tyres developed specifically for the DBS Superleggera. 

Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andy Palmer said, "The DBS Superleggera not only marks the return of a great Aston Martin name, but signals our return to the very pinnacle of the Super GT sector."

"Handsome beyond measure, its lightweight carbon composite and aluminium body is sculpted into a shape with tremendous presence and charisma. Thanks to the remarkable torque available from its twin-turbo V12, the DBS Superleggera also packs a breathtaking punch, yet its dynamics have been carefully honed to engage drivers of all ability levels. Immaculately styled, obsessively engineered and outrageously potent, the new DBS Superleggera is every inch the Aston Martin flagship."

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