Aston Martin Teases New DBS Superleggera
The last DBS was considered a better DB9, so what does that make the new DBS?
Aston Martin is nowhere near as sneaky as it believes itself to be. The Drive has known about the new DBS since September, when a test mule was spotted. What we were in the dark on was the car's full name, which the British luxury carmaker revealed Wednesday, when it made a formal announcement that the DBS will return, albeit with a classic suffix: Superleggera.
Superleggera was a badge applied to historic Astons, to DBs between 4 and 6; a signature of the firm's collaboration with Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The DBS itself was first produced between 1967 and 1972, with the later DB9-based model existing between 2007 and 2012.
Tomorrow's DBS Superleggera is said to top Aston Martin's sporting range, positioning it above the resurrected 2019 Vantage, but below the motorsport-derived Valkyrie hypercar, and its unnamed sibling. Details on the DBS Superleggera remain scant, but Aston promises more information will come this June.
Some accurate inferences can be made about the car based on the above teaser video and the test mule shots
The sole photograph Aston Martin shared of the car is of its Superleggera badge, flanked by a pair of vents. Hood vents, perhaps? They have no visible counterpart with the test mule, so maybe Aston still has something up its sleeve. We will have to wait until June to see.
MORE TO READ
The New Aston Martin Vantage Could Be The Last Great Sports Car
German muscle-car engine, perfect dynamics, and just enough craziness make it an instant classic.
Aston Martin Unveils ‘Project Sparta’ Monster Truck Program
From F1 to endurance racing and now monster trucks, Aston Martin plans to do it all.
Women Are Buying Aston Martins More Than Ever
Half of its V12 coupe sales in China were to women, Aston VP Simon Sproule says.
Report: Aston Martin SUV Will be Named Varekai
The Aston crossover formerly known as DBX will apparently be called Varekai when it debuts next year.