Aston Martin has always been a brand that combined speed and luxury, and the new DBS – which will become the marques fastest ever production vehicle with a top speed of 211mph – is no exception. Aimed at rivals such as the splendid Ferrari 812 Superfast, which boasts similar performance, this is a car with serious intentions.
Built for Driving
Aston Martin has some very potent track cars in its range at the moment, but the DBS Superleggera – the DBS tag harking back to Aston’s of James Bond fame from the 60’s, the ‘super light’ Italian label a deliberate dig at its Maranello rivals and a reference to the carbon fibre body parts that keep the weight to a minimum – is built for the driver to exploit on the road.
While its direct Ferrari rival boasts a quicker 0-60mph time, the DBS is faster between 50-100mph, an important speed range for fast road driving. Powered by a magnificent 5.2litre V12 engine featuring twin-turbochargers, this is an Aston Martin to get people interested, and a car that firmly intends to corner the market in the Super GT category.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera follows the style of the current range of models, which is a sensible choice given they are some of the most beautiful and purposeful cars on the roads today. Stylish, with curves in all the right places and a sense of brutishness coupled wit downright beauty,
The DBS Superleggera will go on the market at £225,000, making it a very competitive choice alongside its Ferrari rival which is listed at some £35,000 more. As a standard production model there will be no cap on production, and it is expected to be a very popular flagship for the brand.