2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Is A Ferrari-Killing Sex Symbol With 715HP

Following a complete leak earlier today, Aston Martin has unveiled the new DBS Superleggera.

The 2019 DBS Superleggera is the company’s new halo model, a lightweight super GT dressed with sculpted carbon fiber body panels and an apparently really angry twin-turbo V12 under the bonnet.

Aston Martin’s 5.2-liter V12 has been tuned to produce 715hp (725PS) and 663lb-ft (900Nm) of peak torque. Paired to it is a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission while the rear axle features a mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring.

The British brand claims the new DBS Superleggera is capable of a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.4 seconds and a 0-100mph (161km/h) in 6.4 seconds. As a car “dedicated to delivering an unforgettable driving experience”, Aston’s flagship also claims class-leading in-gear acceleration, offering 50-100mph in fourth gear in 4.2 seconds. Top speed is 211mph (339km/h).

The tuned V12 engine is paired to a new exhaust strategy with active valves and quad tail pipes for a properly powerful soundtrack, especially in the more aggressive drive modes. But the new DBS Superleggera is not a straight-up brute; instead, Aston Martin says it combines the responses of a supercar with the refinement of a super GT.

The curvy bodywork also employs an advanced aero agenda, giving the new DBS Superleggera 180kg of downforce at top speed. This is the highest figure ever for a series production Aston Martin.

The chassis is an evolution of the aluminum architecture that debuted with the DB11, featuring forged double wishbones at the front and a multi-link system at the rear. The suspension gets the latest-generation adaptive dampers fitted as standard. There are three driving modes to choose: GT, Sport and Sport Plus.

“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,” said Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO. “Thanks to the remarkable torque available from its twin-turbo V12, DBS Superleggera also packs a breath-taking 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”.

Pricing for the 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera kicks off from £225,000 in the UK, 274,995 euros in Germany and $304,995 in the USA. First deliveries are expected to begin during the third quarter of 2018. Still want that Ferrari 812 Superfast?

 

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  • Christian Cortes-Rojo

    The Ferrari superfast is utterly ugly in comparison to this beauty! Congrats Aston Martin!

    • MG force.

      poor thing, you must never have seen a real 812! . this aston with a bad back and some nice aesthetic detail, but it will never drive like an 812. ecstatic functional against a good car nothing more. end of the question poor man.

      • Christian Cortes-Rojo

        Hey rich man! End of the question? What question? On the other hand, you have never driven any of those two cars. How can you tell which one is the best? God bless you

        • MG force.

          baby, it’s good that you can not read or write it! … just read the specialized magazines! since children like you know little about cars! I do not know what underdeveloped country you live in, but I would do a culture about cars before you say your useless opinions.

          • Jhon electron

            YOU have never driven any of those two cars. Period. End of the discussion. Good bye!

  • Nordschleife

    Yeah it official. I have a kidney for sale. This looks freaking fantastic.

    • Matthew Daraei

      Add another kidney too. But the thing is then we should share the car together.

      • Nordschleife

        Matthew your plan sounds very interesting. Two lost kidneys for the pleasure of driving this beast for 6 months each. I live in California so any 6 months will do.

        • lapirk

          2 kidneys buy an aston martin? can i come over to your neverland too?

          • Nordschleife

            Well your comment was unnecessarily snide but sure you can. Well I’d have to ask Matthew first because I am sure you’d want access to the car but Matthew and I have to see if we want to split our time with the car 3 ways. What say you Matthew?

          • Tumbi Mtika

            We still giving out kidneys here? I want to join the pool.

          • Nordschleife

            For you Tumbi I’d split my share.

    • Bo Hanan

      That engineer who left McLaren for A.M. is earning his keep- already.

  • OdysseyTag

    Love the front. Love the rear too, even if it does look derivative.👍🏿

    • Nordschleife

      My exact thoughts. I was going to say the rear is very Vantage with the taillights but I give them props because they could’ve left it alone. Bravo Aston Martin. Bravo.

  • DMax

    It’s fantastic. Only thing I would prefer is if tail lights were signature Aston curving lights instead of these straight lines.

    • too much Porsche those tail lights.

  • Jason Panamera

    Zagato version of this. It would be perfect.

  • KenjiK

    Stunning!
    But I think this should had the Vanquish moniker. It reminds me a lot of the Vanquish from the early 2000s.

  • Ruel Lewis

    Imo they didn’t do enough to make this that little more special and is as a result let down for me.

  • An Existing Person

    I’m absolutely in love! This just became my favorite thing Aston Martin has ever produced.

  • eb110americana

    While doesn’t do it for me, I will give them that it is probably the most successful version of the new Aston Martin design language that began with the DB11 and Vantage (I actually prefer the racy rear of the Vantage). The DBS front end is much less fussy than the DB11, and actually looks complete compared to the Vantage, if rather gaping. The headlights have a much more cohesive form over the DB11 with some direction to them as well. The rear is a bit Porsche-meets-Dodge with the lightbar, but also an improvement over the DB11’s large pontoon of a hiney. I wish they had gotten rid of the tacked on C-pillar trim, as a $300K supercar should not recall styling influences off the Saturn Ion. And that interior looks straight out of the gaudy catalog at Mansory. I would assume that some level of interior personalization is possible at this price range to minimize the garishness.

    That said, I’m sure it’s fast, but I’d take an 812 Superfast or an F12 TdF (and I’m more a fan of recent classic Astons than I am of Ferrari) over a DBS in a heartbeat. Not only will those cars be more thrilling and surely out-handle the DBS, I find them more attractive as well.

    • Ruel Lewis

      I thought I was the only one who wasn’t impressed by this. It’s lacks that wow factor. The interior should be more unique aswell as the headlights and tailights.

  • mp412c

    like the side, love the rear but for the last 10 minutes i’m trying to like this gaping hole in front and i cant… it seems so aftermarket and cheap. well it might grow on me. but for f…s sake put a manual gearbox in the car!

  • Denzel

    It corrects everything I didn’t like about the DB11.. both being utterly beautiful but this is sexy No Doubt!

  • According to Aston Martin, it’s the enw DBS… but also replaces the Vanquish. I’m not ok with that idea. This looks great, like the previous DBS, it’s an extreme DB car, ok… But the Vanquish is better looking, and not a more sporty DB car.

  • Nordschleife

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/83f6641028df2cf106cf5a00caf6904e7665a76838208d47ff980b0505be367b.jpg

    They already have the Configurator up and this combination right here is giving me EXP 10 speed 6 sexiness. I love it

  • SteersUright

    Just when I had given up on Aston they launch this beauty. Not digging the two-tone though, all black for me please. And truth be told, the interior still needs ALOT of work to match the best in the game, especially those ghastly seat textures. Still, a properly beautiful Aston!

  • Marty716

    I see a lot of Jaguar F-Type only even better

  • TheHake

    Damn this car is sexy. That huge mouth will just gobble up anything in it´s path!

  • Oliver Moore

    This certainly looks better than the 812 in my eyes, especially the interior, but the 812’s power/drivetrain is beautiful.

  • Vassilis

    Stunning!

  • xconnor

    Reminds me of the v12 zagato with the huge grille up front

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