Aston Martin recently lifted the veils off their new DBS Superleggera. This car marks the return of a great Aston Martin name, while also signalling their very return to the pinnacle of the Super GT sector. So a lightweight Super GT dressed in carbon fibre, with an angry motor under the bonnet can turn out to be, the company's new halo model? Place your bets! Meanwhile check out the pictures of the automaker’s new flagship.
Let’s get straight to the powerplant then, which is Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre V12 engine. It has been tuned to churn out 715bhp and 900Nm of torque.
This motor comes mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, while the rear axle gets a mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring.
The British carmaker claims the car is capable of sprinting from 0-100kmph in just 3.4 seconds, while achieving a top speed of 339kmph.
Borrowing cues from the DB11, the new DBS Superleggera is set to replace the outgoing Vanquish. It gets a fresh bodywork rendered in carbon fibre to help reduce the kerb weight.
The car has a larger grille and crisper lines, while the curvy bodywork has an advanced aero agenda of providing 180kg of downforce at top speed, the highest ever for a series production Aston Martin.
Furthermore, the chassis is an evolution of the aluminum architecture like on the DB11. It features forged double wishbones at the front and a multi-link system at the rear.
Also, featuring the latest-generation adaptive dampers as standard with the suspension, the car boasts of three driving modes - GT, Sport and Sport Plus.