Set to offer the “highest levels of performance, craftsmanship and design,” the DBS Superleggera Coupe and Volante feature a bold exterior which follows in the footsteps of the DB11.
The front of the car is distinguished by a massive grille which has mesh inserts and a horizontal bar that serves as a license plate bracket. The grille is flanked by a prominent front splitter, large air intakes and stylish LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights.
The sporty styling continues further back as the DBS Superleggera has front fender vents, aggressive side skirts and lightweight alloy wheels which are backed up by a high-performance braking system with massive discs and calipers. The rear of the car is also pretty sporty as the model has a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system, slender taillights and a temporary rear spoiler.
The interior largely carries over from the DB11 but we can see some minor changes including carbon fiber air vents surrounds. The DBS Superleggera also has a new Mercedes-sourced rotary controller for the infotainment system.
Aston Martin reserves the Superleggera name for its highest-performance models and the same appears true for the upcoming DBS Superleggera. It’s understood that the Vanquish replacement will be much more focused than the old model, offering better body control and a more aggressive aero agenda with higher downforce levels.
The British car maker wants the new DBS Superleggera to become a performance flagship for the brand, at least until the planned mid-engined supercar arrives in 2021. Aston Martin calls the upcoming DBS Superleggera the brand’s “definitive Super GT”.
Aston Martin has been tight-lipped about performance specifications but the model is expected to feature a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 that produces around 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS). This would make the car significantly more powerful than the DB11 AMR which has the same engine but it’s rated at 630 hp (470 kW / 639 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. It would also allow it to compete against more performance orientated models from the likes of Ferrari.
The DBS Superleggera Coupe will be unveiled in June with the Volante variant expected to arrive early next year.
*Article updated with new images of the coupe Superleggera, additional reporting by Michael Karkafiris