Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Caught During Private Showing, Could Debut This Weekend
BY MICHAEL GAUTHIER | JUN 15, 2018
The first undisguised photo of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
has surfaced ahead of a possible debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend.
The image surfaced on Instagram and was reportedly taken during a private showing of the model at the company’s headquarters earlier this month.
While the picture only shows the front of the car, we can see the DBS
will have a massive grille with what appears to be honeycomb mesh inserts. Large air intakes are visible on both sides on the grille and the model has a prominent front splitter. Additional details are hard to make out but designers also installed a ventilated hood and sweptback LED headlights.
The Aston Martin Vanquish replacement, the DBS Superleggera, has leaked ahead of it's official release. The picture was most likely taken at the private viewing held in Gaydon earlier this week. Source: autobunt (twitter)
Previous spy photos have shown the car will come equipped with front fender vents, aggressive side skirts and lightweight alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system. Other notable highlights include a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system and slender taillights that are similar to the ones used on the DB11
The DB11’s influence will continue in the cabin as the two models will share a similar cockpit with a three-spoke steering wheel and a digital instrument. The center stack will also be familiar to DB11 owners but spy photos have suggested the DBS
will have carbon fiber air vent surrounds and a Mercedes
-sourced rotary controller for the infotainment system.
The biggest unknown remains performance specifications but rumors have suggested the car could have a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine that produces around 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS). This would make the model significantly more powerful than the DB11 AMR
which has 630 hp (470 kW / 639 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque.