The DBS Superleggera is hard to preview in photos. We were blase about the machine overall and leaning toward thumbs-down on the design — before seeing one in the flesh at Amelia Concours.
Witnessing this machine is enough to bring butterflies — even when parked next to a Countach and new Vantage. Nearby to McLarens galore and even the SCG-003C hypercar. DBS simply has stage presence and curb appeal that is impossible to quantify. Impossibly cooler than its lightweight clamshell bonnet or wider tracks could imply on paper versus DB11.
Of course, the fact that this vehicle has all the latest greatness from Aston really helps. The V12 is now twin turbocharged and pushes the DBS-S to a Vmax of 211-mph — one the of the fastest for any front-engine vehicle, ever. And the sprint to 60 is just 3.4-seconds away. We also love that this performance is achieved through a traditional torque-converter automatic. The ZF 8-speed is still the best in the world and will make this DBS a relaxing cruiser versus a forced and lurchy robo-manual, if Aston had gone that route. The loping and relaxed brilliance of all this power through a slushbox is somehow perfectly appropriate.
The 715HP has a thunderous, symphonic bark on startup in the below video at 3:33. Hopefully the vid and photoset do this production Aston supercar justice. If not, just wait until you see one in the flesh. It will floor even the coldest enthusiast heart.
2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
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