Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
As early as in the third quarter of 201, the niche sports brand Ashton Martin launches its latest model, the DBS Superleggera. The new creation of the brand will be added to the group of the fastest sports cars with a classic powertrain. What's worth knowing today? This new, great car has a V12 engine with a capacity of 5.2 litres.
This, of course, translates into the speed, the heart of every sports car. The powerful engine develops its maximum power at 6500 rpm and has a torque of 900 Nm. The DBS Superlegger accelerates to 100 km/h in an incredible 3.4 seconds. The time to change speed from 80 km/h to 160 km/h is also stunning - it's only 4.2 seconds. The manufacturer claims that this is the best performance in this class of cars (which also includes the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1). Also noteworthy is the careful alignment of the sounds of the exhaust system with the flaps. The rear-wheel drive is provided by an eight-speed automatic, and the car also features a torque vectoring differential that effectively reduces slippage.
A few words about suspension
What is characteristic of a good sports car is suspension. On the Aston Martin, the DBS Superleggera is made of forged aluminium with adaptive shock absorbers. It also allows you to choose between three driving and customisation modes - GT, Sport and Sport Plus. The car does not have too big a sash, but the body at maximum speed (340 km/h) generates as much as 180 kg of pressure. It is also equipped with a double diffuser. What else to know about DBS Superlegger? It is 5 mm smaller than the DB11, with Pirelli 265/35 R21 tyres at the front and 305/30 R21 at the rear, with a carbon-ceramic brake disc diameter of 410 and 350 mm and a coupé weighing just 1690 kg.
The airflow solutions used in this model also deserve attention. Aston Martin is clearly focused on the flow underneath the car, while at the same time reducing the resistance in the upper part of the car. Thanks to the large air outlets behind the front wheels, Aston has avoided the shockwave effect, which often occurs at high speeds.
The development of the DBS Superlegger was accompanied by the intention of designing a sports car that will introduce beginners to the world of fast driving, but it is also impossible to be bored by the more familiar. Although it sounds like a compromise, in this case it did not hurt - the car works very well.
Magic in the middle
The interior of the new model resembles the well-known DB11, but some important details have changed here. First of all, the manufacturer relies on luxurious materials to distinguish his car from similar proposals of competing brands. The DBS Superleggera is not only to serve as an adrenaline-producing car, but also as an extremely comfortable and exclusive one. Attentive observers will certainly not escape the effect of cooperation with Mercedes in the form of a multimedia system interface.
How much does it cost a new miracle in the sports motoring market? In Germany, a price of EUR 274 995 was set for it.