Finish the aging Vanquish based on an outdated DB9. The role of the high-end GT of Aston Martin is now the DBS Superleggera, which takes the chassis of the DB11 and retains the basic engine, profile, silhouette and dashboard. But the new Aston is doing its utmost to differentiate itself from its less radical sister. Its front features a gaping grille like Zagato, its stern has a different LED signature and the channels widen.
Carbon fiber body panels hide a V12 5.2-liter twin-turbo more powerful than ever, with 725 hp and 91.7 mkg of torque. The Gaydon brand announces a 0 to 100 km / h shipped in 3”4 and a top speed flirting with 340 km / h.
It also specifies that the vehicle stands out as the most loaded road model aerodynamic support in the range while waiting Valkyrie, with 180 kg generated at its maximum speed. She justifies her “Superleggera” badge with a dry weight of 1,693 kg, which does not really make it a queen of lightness.
Let’s specify everything from that, unlike the Ferrari 812 Superfast that she intends to compete, the English offers two more seats in the back. On paper, the Italian keeps the advantage in terms of performance with a 0 to 100 km / h shipped in less than 3 ” and a much higher power (800 hp).
But the DBS Superleggera would bet rather on a Herculean couple to approach it. It would only take 4”2 to go from 80 to 160 km / h in fourth gear which, according to Aston Martin, is a record.
> V12 engine
> Supercharged 2 turbos
> Displacement (cm3) 5 204
> Horsepower (rpm to rpm) 725 to 6,500
> Torque (mkg to rpm) 91,7 to 1,800
> Transmission propulsion
> Gearbox 8, automatic
> Front tires 265/35 ZR 21
> Rear 305/30 ZR 21
> Weight (kg) 1,798
> L / W / h (m) 4,71 / 1, 97 / 1,28
> Wheelbase (m) 2,80
> Maximum speed (km / h) 340
> 0 to 100 km / h 3 “4
> Conso. mixed (l / 100 km) 12.3
> C02 emissions (g / km) 285
>Estimated Price (€) approx. 280,000
> Fiscal Power (CV) NC