Set to replace the outgoing Vanquish, the new DBS Superleggera is expected to borrow much from the DB11 – much like the last DBS was based on the old DB9, only turned up to 11 (or well past it).
As you can see, it has mostly fresh bodywork – rendered almost entirely in carbon fiber to help cut a good 160 pounds (72 kg) off the curb weight, now down to a reported 3,733 lbs (<1,700 kg). The grille is larger and the lines crisper, thanks to what we expect is a collaborative effort with Carrozzeria Touring – which lays a stronger claim to the Superleggera handle than Lamborghini ever did.
The new DBS is far more than a rebodied DB11, though. The 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 is expected to produce some 715 horsepower (533 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, channeled to the rear wheels via the same (but retuned) eight-speed automatic transmission as the DB11.
The suspension is also said to be a bit lower, with active dampers, larger carbon-ceramic brakes, and more – all of which add up to greater performance potential. Word has it that it’ll run 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in just 3.4 seconds, while 0-100mph takes 6.4 seconds.
We’ll hold off on calling these details “official” until we hear them from the manufacturer itself later today. But from what we’ve seen so far, Aston’s new flagship GT looks to be the stuff of legend.