The new DBS Superleggera is designed to a specific brief as a high performance, lightweight GT car: it’s more than just replacing the Vanquish. Its low position and equally low ground clearance clearly establishes its performance-oriented character. Side louvres and its powerful rear enhance its supercar persona.

The aluminium and carbon fibre body sports a bold front grille with new headlights and tail-lights to help differentiate it from the DB11. A front splitter, extensive underbody aerodynamics, a rear diffuser and a new Aeroblade II rear wing helps give the DBS Superleggera its good looks.


The DBS Superleggera comes with a 12" unit to provide the instrumentation and an 8” intuitive infotainment display which controls functions like the sat-nav and Bluetooth connectivity. Standard equipment also includes keyless entry, a tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera with parking assistance features. A nine-speaker stereo comes as standard, however you can also upgrade to the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound speakers (but with a roaring V12 engine to soundtrack your drive, you might not be so interested in listening to the radio).


Extensive tuning work has been carried out on the ESP and traction control to manage the car’s very quickly available and significant torque. Experienced drivers can enjoy the playful nature of the car with feedback allowing the driver to make the right decisions on applying throttle or backing off, ensuring it is also an approachable car for all drivers.


The fastest and most powerful road-going car that Aston Martin has yet produced, the DBS Superleggera achieves a 0 to 62 mph time of 3.4 seconds, 0 to100mph in 6.4 seconds, and a top speed of 211 mph.

The DBS Superleggera has a dry weight of 1693kg. It sits on bespoke Pirelli P Zero tyres, with 21” wheels. The turbo-charged 5.2-litre V12 engine has been reworked to produce 715bhp and generates 664lb ft of torque, available at 1800-5000rpm.

Based on the DB11 chassis, the rear-wheel-drive DBS Superleggera sports a new transmission and gearbox to handle the extra power and torque. It features switchable adaptive dampers, dynamic torque vectoring and a stability system that can be switched off in its entirety.