- The DBS Superleggera marks the return of two iconic names in Aston Martin’s illustrious history.
- Replacement to the Vanquish, the DBS Superleggera is the new Super GT flagship.
- Powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12.
Aston Martin officially launched the new-generation Vantage in India. The Baby Aston arrives in India within a years’ time since its global debut. The Vantage is the second vehicle of the new-gen Astons after the DB11. Now, the British marque plans to bring in the DBS Superleggera in India which might happen sometime in 2019.
The DBS Superleggera is the new Super GT flagship from Gaydon replacing the Vanquish and was revealed in June this year. It revives the iconic moniker that was first seen in 1967 when Aston Martin collaborated with Touring's famous coachbuilder – Superleggera.
The Superleggera carries the new design language for modern day Aston Martin. The stately lined DB11 has been reformed with masculine touches like sharp creases and bulging hood. There is a massive grille upfront which adds to the visual drama and at the back, the sleek finished tail is sensual, to say the least. The profile of the British GT car is stunning no matter which angle you look at it. Other interesting features such as blacked out diffusers at the rear, quad-exhaust set-up, floating-effect roof, flared wheel arches and massive wheels makes the DBS a looker.
The cabin is equally sporty and luxurious with racy bucket seats, hand-stitched leather, and sculpted centre console. The bits and pieces inside the cabin are scrounged from the DB11 which, in fact, has been borrowed from Mercedes-AMG. But engineers from Aston Martin have added their flair to make the interior opulent and stylish, fitting for a super GT flagship.
Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 pushing out a whopping 715bhp of power and a massive 900Nm of torque. The eight-speed gearbox is positioned at the back of the driver for better weight distribution with the mechanical limited-slip differential sending power to the rear.
The DBS Superleggera is an expensive alternative to the likes of Ferrari 812 Superfast, Bentley Continental GT, Porsche Panamera and Mercedes-AMG S63. It is expected to carry a price tag of Rs 5 crores when it is launched in India.