Aston Martin is developing a ultra-high-performance GT model is the successor of the current Vanquish, the return of the legendary DBS Superleggera door sign to production.
Caught testing in public and on the Nürburgring, the car, the new name signifies a major leap in performance in comparison with Aston available front-engine super-GT.
Aston Martin confirms DBS Superleggera the name Vanquish replacement
Due to the reveal in June, before arriving in showrooms later this year, the DBS Superleggera is moving away from the luxury to compete focused Vanquish and its current competitors like the Bentley Continental GT, with the right performance models such as the 789bhp Ferrari 812 Superfast.
Company chief Andy Palmer said that his intentions for this more difficult to Defeat the successor of Autocar in the last year, in addition to the confirmation that a convertible version, a successor of the Vanquish Volante.
More recently, Aston’s chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, said the DBS Superleggera potential, stating that the brand has “pushed the boundaries of performance and design, this car a character of its own and to ensure that he is worthy of the heritage and the weight that the name carries”.
With this in mind, the upcoming super grand tourer is the adoption of Turbo 5.2-litre V12 engine used by the DB11, but for the production of considerably more than 600 horsepower offered by the car. The latest Vanquish S uses a 6.0-Liter V12 unit with 595bhp what the DBS Superleggera excess of 700bhp.
Early Superleggera eat for DBS, described as “bloody good” by Palmer, is based on a DB11, because the car is the structure of a customized version of the car is (as well as the new V8 Vantage). Palmer has the ability to adapt to the new structure and, say Autocar stressed that every car that it is spawning is, to help, Aston sheds “perceptions of old technology, old platforms, and the question of whether we can survive as an independent manufacturer”.
Although it ‘ ll take some parts with its siblings, the DBS Superleggera parts hardener focus was clear even in the earliest stages of development Mules were equipped with larger aerodynamic parts, hinting at the higher output can be generated by the finished model.
Now, the test cars in their own body wear has been spotted, it is clear that the DBS is Superleggera, also differ from its siblings with larger headlights and a more muscular rear section. The car appears in the corner with less body roll, a firmer chassis set-up.
The DBS Superleggera is part of a major product offensive, Aston. The British brand also starts the DBX SUV in the year 2019 to be built, Aston new factory in St Athan, Wales. In addition, there will be two Lagonda models. The first will be a saloon, a preview of the last Lagonda-Vision-concept, in the year 2021 and it will be followed by an SUV to rival Bentley Bentayga in 2022.
Aston plans to launch a mid-engined rival for the Ferrari 488 GTB and McLaren 720S in the year 2021. The car, the heirs of the Vanquish name has been logged off for the production and the use of a completely new powertrain.
The new cars will model under the brand name halo, Valkyrie hypercar.
Additional reporting by Sam Sheehan
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