2019 Aston Martin DBS
If, as any engineer will tell you, a vehicle’s performance is defined by its power-to-weight ratio, it comes as no surprise that many carmakers simply chase more power to improve that equation. But in the case of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera the path of weight reduction combined with awesome engine performance has delivered a supercar to tackle the best in the world.
But that’s not the end of the Superleggera’s improvements over the already impressive DBS. In fact, you’ll find huge carbon-ceramic brakes, a stronger transmission, improved aerodynamics and even a wider track front and rear.
Sharp and lively
A mechanical rear differential maximises the grip of the huge tyres and the DBS SL also uses a seriously fast steering ratio to give it a sharp, lively feel as well as instant turn-in. Yet for all that hardware and hard-core intent, the DBS remains a liveable supercar that can also cope with interstate journeys at more or less whatever speed the conditions (and law) will allow.
As well as the Superleggera construction, this super-low kilometre example of the breed features forged alloy wheels finished in satin-bronze as well as the lush triaxial quilted leather trim that has become a trademark of this model.
Digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function screen, electronic brake-force distribution, park-assist, keyless entry and start, front, rear and side cameras, dual-zone climate control, LED lighting, memory seats, navigation, tyre-pressure monitoring, active differential, adaptive dampers.