Aston Martin truly needed the DBS Superleggera. For years, the British car maker never really had a true halo car in its range, one that will act as a hallmark of what it stands for.
Now, Aston is a specialist when it comes to big front-engined V12 GTs, and the new DBS Superleggera represents the absolute best the company has to offer, namely a drop-dead gorgeous body made out of carbon fiber powered by a twin-turbo 5.2-liter engine with 715hp (725PS) and 663lb-ft (900Nm) of peak torque.
0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 3.4 seconds while the 0-100mph (161km/h) sprint is dealt in 6.4 seconds. Flat out, the DBS Superleggera will do 211mph (339km/h). The company also claims that its new halo car offers class-leading in-gear acceleration, with 50-100mph in fourth gear in 4.2 seconds. That’s definitely a very fast car.
Moreover, the chassis features forged double wishbones at the front and a multi-link set up at the rear, while the suspension gets the latest generation of adaptive dampers as standard.
Going against a supercar like the Ferrari 812 Superfast isn’t easy, though, yet Aston Martin appears confident that their new model is more than capable of challenging Maranello’s offering.
The automaker says that the new DBS Superleggera combines the responses of a supercar with the refinement of a super GT. Does it though? Let’s see what Carfection, Carwow, Autocar and Kelley Blue Book have to say in their first drive reviews.