Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Packs 715 HP

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Like most Aston Martins, the DBS Superleggera is a Grand Touring auto.

Aston Martin President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: "DBS Superleggera not only marks the return of a great Aston Martin name, but signals our return to the very pinnacle of the Super GT sector".

We last saw the DBS in 2012, when Aston Martin ended production of its high-end two door.

"DBS" was first used by the marque in 1967, while "Superleggera" pays homage to the lightweight construction methods employed by Italian coachbuilder Touring. Since then, it's appeared on Bond cars before being replaced by the Vanquish in 2012.

This 15-minute clip, presented by Shmee150, shows the DBS Superleggera top to bottom, and both inside and out. The design is entirely in house. What the automaker will say is that the DBS Superleggera is enclosed completely in light yet sturdy carbon fiber. It continues to use Aston Martin's curlicue (the area behind the front wheels) and Aeroblade aerodynamic profiles.

Options for the exterior will include a carbon fibre roof panel and roof strake set. There may be no hardware changes to the twin-turbo V12 over the DB11, but Aston claims the engine was always held back in the latter to suit its GT nature.

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That's a tremendous amount of power, and will help the vehicle accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds (0-100mph in 6.4 seconds) and onto a top speed of 211mph.

Power from the V12 is pushed to the rear wheels courtesy of a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. A mechanically operated limited-slip differential is also part of the package.

As you can see, it has mostly fresh bodywork - rendered nearly entirely in carbon fiber to help cut a good 160 pounds (72 kg) off the curb weight, now down to a reported 3,733 lbs ( 1,700 kg). The DBS Superleggera also features a lightweight bonded aluminum chassis structure inspired by the new DB11. Double-wishbones remain at the front along with a multi-link set-up at the rear. Detailed tuning of the V-12 together with a new active exhaust system ensures the DBS Superleggera's growl is separate from the DB11, particularly in the more aggressive dynamic modes (GT, Sport and Sport Plus).

The headlights are LED units which incorporate a daytime running light and a lock/unlock graphic. They cover carbon ceramic dice measuring 410 mm in diameter and 360 mm at the rear.

Thankfully, the weight saving isn't continued inside, as DBS Superleggera features a generous level of standard luxury and technology.

Inside, there's leather and Alcantara as standard, cladding the Sports Plus performance seats and steering wheel. As usual, there's the Mercedes-Benz Comand-derived infotainment system as standard, using a freestanding centre display and a rotary controller.

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