The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is defined by two things; its breathtaking looks and sensational engine, but after spending a weekend with the astonishing vehicle I’m glad I don’t own one, because I’d constantly be torn between standing outside and admiring the design or getting inside and starting up the glorious V12.
There’s no denying the DBS is the most beautiful car on sale today. It inherits Aston Martin’s traditional elegance, but adds a fresh, raw aggression. It’s bold, and gets plenty of attention. The sculpted carbon fibre panels aren’t just for show either, they work together to improve the car’s aerodynamic performance.
At the heart of the car is a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine. It produces 725PS and a tarmacrupturing 900Nm of torque. It’ll dispatch 0 to 62mph in just 3.4 seconds, and, if you can find a runway long enough, reach a top speed 211mph. Is that intimidating? Not at all. We found the DBS easy and engaging to drive, with a more dynamic character to match its aggressive looks.
Aston Martin has made sure it doesn’t sacrifice on comfort though, and, as a result, has succeeded in creating the ultimate grand tourer.