Is This The New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Testing At The ‘Ring?

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin announced that the DBS and Superleggera nameplates would make a return in an all new model, which is rumored to be the successor to the aging Vanquish. Despite only officially announcing the vehicle earlier this month, it looks like the automaker is already testing the vehicle at the Nurburgring.

Automotive Mike captured footage of the coupe at the infamous circuit and it looks like Aston is making a lot of progress on the vehicle. The car looks similar to some of the prototypes we’ve seen before, but this is one of the first times we’re actually getting to see the car in action. And boy does it look and sound intimidating.

The first couple of times we saw the car, we thought Aston was testing a successor to the Vanquish. Now, it seems possible the prototype could be the upcoming DBS Superleggera that the brand recently announced.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Not a lot is known about the new DBS. Last year, Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer stated the new coupe would be a rival to the Ferrari 812 and would be “bloody good.” Besides that and the history of the Superleggera moniker, there’s not a lot to go off of.

The juicy details are hidden away

The prototype that’s on the Nurburgring is finished in matte black and looks to be wearing a decent amount of camouflage. The hood, though, is what really has us believing that this could be the vehicle the automaker teased. Aston conveniently placed pieces of camo on the hood, which look like they’re covering a pair of heat extractors. Those are the only things that the brand teased in its previous photo of the DBS.

Another item that we haven’t seen before on any of the other prototypes is the tidy rear wing. Aston isn’t known for placing big wings on its vehicles, unless it’s going racing. In the same light as the DB11, the coupe has a small wing that deploys at high speeds. The component looks like it was taken right off of the DB11, so we wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Aston integrated its Aeroblade solution into the new vehicle to improve downforce.

We’ll have to wait to see if this prototype really is the DBS Superleggera. Luckily, we won’t have to wait that long, as its official launch is expected later this year.

  • Belthronding

    i want it so badly

  • fabri99

    Why not just “DBS”? Most associate “Superleggera” with V10 Lamborghinis, so…why?

    • I understand your concern, since most of people didn’t really know the story about it beside that the name means superlight and it’s been used by Lamborghini like a decade agio.

      But like many marque, Aston Martin wants to use their heritage to promote their car. I kinda suspect that maybe the car would be light or using new technology to make the car lighter.

      Additional information, I had asked and that Aston paid licensing for current holder of Touring Superleggera brand, and I think Aston must had plan something that they even dare to do that.

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