Gallery: Aston Martin's DBS Superleggera supercar
With DBS, Aston Martin is reviving an iconic nameplate that first appeared on in 1967, while Touring's famous mark - Superleggera - will once again adorn the bonnet of an Aston Martin.
Aston Martin stepped up its pursuit of Ferrari with the unveiling of a 211-mile-an-hour (340 kph) road car aimed at reinforcing the brand’s reputation for speed as well as luxury. The DBS Superleggera will be the UK company’s fastest-ever standard production model, competing with Ferrari’s 812 Superfast, which shares the same top speed. With 725PS, 900Nm of torque, a top speed of 211mph and blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds, DBS Superleggera is a car dedicated to delivering an unforgettable driving experience and class-leading in-gear acceleration, with 50-100mph achieved in fourth gear in a mere 4.2 seconds. A look that’s perfectly matched by epic performance courtesy of Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, tuned to produce tremendous power and immense torque for breath-taking response and extraordinary in-gear performance. Its latest entrant in the Super GT segment, which emphasises high speeds and long-distance driving, is aimed at reminding customers that Aston Martin is about more than mere hand-built opulence. As the British marque’s magnificent new Super GT flagship, DBS Superleggera replaces the esteemed Vanquish S. DBS Superleggera features a generous level of standard equipment, including keyless entry, tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera with Parking Distance Display and Park Assist. The audio system has DAB plus Bluetooth audio and phone streaming, iPod, iPhone and USB playback. There is also an integrated satellite navigation system and wi-fi hub. All the in-car infotainment systems use a central LCD screen, controlled via a central dial. DBS Superleggera features a high level of craftsmanship with extensive scope for personalisation via a generous choice of options. Supple, aromatic leather and Alcantara upholstery comes as standard, as do the Sports Plus performance seats and steering wheel.