The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is a high-performance variant of the DB11 grand tourer, and is the successor of the second generation Aston Martin Vanquish.
In June 2018, Aston Martin unveiled the DBS Superleggera (Italian for Superlight) -- the marque's V12 flagship grand tourer based on the outgoing DB11 V12 but featuring modifications that sets it apart from the DB11 lineage along with using the iconic DBS name plate since the original DBS and the DB9-based DBS V12. The Superleggera name pays tribute to Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, who helped Aston Martin to create the lightest grand tourers in the 1960s and 1970s. The front of the car features a new front bumper with a large centre grille in order for improved engine cooling along with two air extractors on the sides to cool the brakes and two vents on the hood that aid in the engine cooling process. The 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine is uprated and produces 725 PS (533 kW; 715 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft) of torque from 1,800–5,000 rpm. In order to optimise the centre of gravity and weight distribution, the V12 unit has been positioned as low and as far back in the chassis as possible.
The DBS Superleggera features the new ZF 8HP95 transmission with a shorter final-drive ratio of 2.93:1, in contrast to the DB11's 2.70:1. Chassis-wise it also comes with torque vectoring and a mechanical limited slip differential for more focused track performance. The vehicle also features the same aerodynamics first seen on the DB11 including Aston Martin’s innovative Aeroblade system, but refines aerodynamics with an F1-inspired double-diffuser that helps the car generate 397 lb (180 kg) of downforce – the highest figure ever for a series production Aston Martin. A new quad-pipe titanium exhaust system ensures improved engine sound while the usage of carbon fibre in major areas of the car lowers the weight down to 1,693 kg (3,732 lb).
The DBS Superleggera can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.4 seconds, and 0–161 km/h (0–100 mph) in 6.4 seconds. The car can also accelerate from 80–161 km/h (50–100 mph) in 4.2 seconds at fourth gear and can attain a top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph). Three driving modes are available: GT, Sport, and Sport Plus which adjust the responsiveness of the vehicle.
In 2020, an On Her Majesty's Secret Service special edition DBS Superleggera was revealed in the spec of the DBS that appeared in the film. Speaking of James Bond, the car will appear in the upcoming film No Time to Die alongside the DB5, V8 Vantage and the Valhalla.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera was added in the King Of The Fall Update as a high-end Class B car with the following rank statistics:
- Stock rank: 2,412 ( 45)
- rank: 2,638
- rank: 2,963 ( 17)
- rank: 3,251 ( 23)
- rank: 3,666 ( 32)
- rank: 4,059 ( 45)
At Max, the DBS Superleggera has the top speed compete with the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and the Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder on speed-oriented tracks. Overall, it is quite competitive in multiplayer and events, although the Huracán is a better car overall.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera was added in the 2019 Halloween Update as a mid Class A car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1362
- MAX rank: 1559 (+197)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1747 (+188)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +52
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 385
- Nitro Efficiency: 6/11/16
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has a total speed of 476.8 km/h / 296.1 mph at MAX+PRO with a Tuning Kit. At stock, it has poor acceleration due to its minuscule nitro stat, average top speed, poor handling and average drifting.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is primarily obtained from its R&D event. As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the DBS Superleggera can be purchased for 2,200,000.
Research & Development
- Main article: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (Research & Development)
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera's Research & Development event was launched on November 20, 2019. The event was relaunched on December 6, 2019 due to server issues on November 29 and 30, 2019. Players are given 4 days to start and 10 days to complete the event with 50 Tests spanning 4 Labs.