What is it like to drive the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?

Posted 12th November 2018

It’s the beast of the Aston Martin range with a snarling bark. The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the most powerful car in the Aston Martin garage - and the loudest.

What Is It Like To Drive The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?

DBS Superleggera Horsepower, Torque and Sound

The power has increased by 115bhp over the Aston Martin DB11, there’s almost 150lb ft of additional torque, making a total of 663lb ft at just 1800rpm. The unforgettable bellow from the engine is also 10dB louder than the DB11.

Aston Martin DBS 0-60 Time And Top Speed

It’s faster, louder and, frankly, ferocious compared to the Aston Martin DB11. The new eight-speed automatic gearbox coupled with a 5.2 turbocharged V12 engine means the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera covers 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds. Not impressed? How about 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds. All that, plus a top speed of 211 mph.

It’s that instantly responsive power that puts the range-topping Aston Martin DBS Superleggera in a league of its own, even in such esteemed company as it’s Aston Martin siblings.

What Is It Like To Drive The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?

What Does Superleggera Stand For?

Taken literally, Superleggera means ‘super light’ and the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera features plenty of carbon fibre, coupled with an incredible 180kg of downforce to ensure a smooth and agile ride.

It’s 70kg lighter than the Aston Martin DB11. With the DB11 also producing just 50kg of lift at the front and 20kg of downforce at the rear.

A name given to only a handful of Aston Martin’s in the past, the DBS Superleggera is the absolute pinnacle of everything Aston Martin stands for - performance, elegance, speed, agility and the best supercar handling out there.

A competitor for the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is lighter, faster and sleeker than the Aston Martin DB11 turbocharged V12 that it’s based on.

What Is It Like To Drive The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?

How Does The DBS Superleggera Handle?

This brute of a supercar handles like an Aston Martin Vantage thanks to some serious fine tuning. Yet it still feels that a grand tourer out on the open road.

It’s more than a worthy successor for the Aston Martin Vanquish S which it replaces as the jewel in Aston Martin’s motoring crown.

For more information about the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, be one of the first to contact Aston Martin Bristol.

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