Just In: This Is The 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

What you’re looking at is the highly-anticipated 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, surfaced ahead of its imminent online debut.

This image, was taken during a preview of the vehicle in Asia and follows on from a similar leak a couple of weeks ago. The image provides us with an unimpeded view of the hardcore DB11’s front fascia and sides.

The front of the DBS Superleggera is dominated by a massive, blacked-out grille. Just below the grille, you’ll notice a gloss carbon fiber splitter which seamlessly flows across the front and connects to a pair of large air intakes on either side of the bumper. Elsewhere, the DBS Superleggera receives a bespoke hood and new headlights.

As for the sides, they have been outfitted with extended sills and aggressive air extractors behind each front wheel arch. The wing mirrors are also painted gloss black to contrast the matte finish across most of the supercar’s exterior.

Inside, the Superleggera will adopt a selection of carbon fiber accents and use a rotary controller for the infotainment system borrowed from the Mercedes parts bin.

Our eagle-eyed spy photographers have snapped the DBS Superleggera testing on a number of occasions and inform us that the vehicle’s twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine will produce roughly 700 HP. If true, that would give the car a significant power advantage over the 630 HP DB11 AMR and push it towards the 800 HP Ferrari 812 Superfast, the only other front-engined, rear-wheel drive luxury super GT in the market.

We expect to see the DBS Superleggera unveiled within the next month, and at some point it will be joined by an open-top Volante version.

 

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Picture credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • Mike anonymous

    The only thing I don’t like is that the back looks like the DB11. I wish the there was some major (but still good-looking) distinction between this Aston Martin DBS Superleggera & the DB11 in the rear of the vehicle.

    I will say that I DO love the front. I would personally opt. for a different body color though.

  • Ruel Lewis

    Very dissapointed from what I see so far. Looks like they put no effort into the design and imo no where close to the design of dbs and vanquish.

  • Matthew Boyd

    New front splitter and air intake remind me of the F-Type SVR. Not a bad thing, just didn’t think Aston at first glance.

    • Bash

      It Does look like the F-Type svr up front, you are absolutely right about that.

      • Matthew Boyd

        Hey!!!! It’s LEGO Batman. Shouldn’t you be out fighting crime lol!? Cool profile pic! My daughter loved the first LEGO movie (2014).

        • Bash

          LOL

    • Mike anonymous

      I agree, when I look at it, I do see a bit of the F-Type SVR, but my first thoughts when I saw this car were of “the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Concept (or 2013 production V12 Zagato)”.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba3dcf74e6c5748a3b4e2af0cb1a4a6af6cded6365d6f7e203c06cc090e15b99.jpg

      • Agree with you there, which is a shame since Superleggera were supposed to give tribute of Touring designed DB4/5.

  • Belthronding

    I am looking for another big step from aston martin and it seems that my expectations are turning out to be true

  • Nordschleife

    Oh sh*t take my kidney.

    I do hope they alter the taillights for this and if they put the MBUX in this before they filter it through the MB line-up that would be a Boss a** move.

  • Bash

    Ok, it’s all nice and cool and all.
    But I want to take a silent moment and remember the days when Aston Martin design where oozing elegance and pure luxury and when everything looked and smell like money and booze and expensive cigar…
    Can’t explain it really. But it’s just as I feel about the new S-class in compairing to the legendary w140.
    Now I took my moment, I’m back, and this really nice.

  • USED TO BE YOU COULD DEPEND ON ASTON MARTIN HAVING AN ELEGANT. ATTRACTIVE FRONT END.

  • Honda NSX-R

    She’s a beauty

  • sidewaysspin

    Look at all the chinese spying.

  • SteersUright

    The GOD they have returned to mostly retaining the original, classic and always beautiful Aston grille. I need to see more photos but this already looks far better than the cartoon versions of once-beautiful Aston Martins they’ve been cranking out.

  • PkmnHK12

    May have seen the look of the front-view, but you should’ve least show us the back-view of this car!!

  • In essence, slightly faster version of DB11 with Zagato grille and so called “sport” tuned suspension.

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