2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Review, Pricing, and Specs

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
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The DBS Superleggera combines the best of the modern Aston Martins with a historic name presented in a stunning package. While the DBS shares a design with the all-aluminum DB11, carbon fiber adorns much of the body. Lucky buyers can choose from the coupe or the Volante convertible, which offers the same top speed but looks the business with its soft top folded.

Engines, Ride, and Handling

Superleggera ("super light" in Italian) is perhaps not the best descriptor; "super quick" might be more accurate, with a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 3.2 seconds for the coupe. A twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-12 engine makes 715 horsepower and drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic; mash the gas pedal and the DBS takes off like a Saturn V rocket. Encounter some twisty roads and the DBS is rewarding—if challenging—to drive quickly. The ride is compliant over rough pavement, but don't expect the same level of refinement as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Interior and Technology

The DBS Superleggera is a grand touring car and as such comes standard with plenty of luxuries to make your trip comfortable. Leather-wrapped power-adjustable sports seats with heat and memory settings are standard, and all DBS Superleggera models come with an 8.0-inch infotainment display with navigation as well as Bluetooth phone and audio streaming connectivity. The cabin can be styled with several different trims, including open-pore ash wood, carbon fiber, or satin-finished chrome.

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