This looks like an Aston Martin DB11 but take a closer look and you will find it's no ordinary DB11 it is a supped up performance version known as the DBS Superleggera, an iconic nameplate that first appeared on in 1967.
Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, is tuned to produce 725PS, 900Nm of torque, a top speed of 211mph and blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds.
The sleek shape is clad in carbon fibre body panels, aerodynamic details include a double-diffuser that generates 180kg of downforce, the highest figure ever for a series production Aston Martin.
DBS Superleggera deploys its power and torque to the rear wheels via a new rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. This is complimented with a mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring for precise, predictable handling which is reinforced by carbon ceramic brakes.
Forged double wishbones at the front and a sophisticated multi-link system at the rear and state-of-the-art adaptive damping is fitted as standard, this enables both precison handling and GT comfort.
Both the powertrain and chassis have a choice of three dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus - which can be selected by the driver to intensify or relax DBS Superleggera’s responses according to the needs of the driver.
DBS Superleggera features a generous level of standard equipment, including keyless entry, tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera with Parking Distance Display and Park Assist.
The audio system has DAB plus Bluetooth audio and phone streaming, iPod, iPhone and USB playback. There is also an integrated satellite navigation system and wi-fi hub. All the in-car infotainment systems use a central LCD screen, controlled via a central dial.
As befits its flagship status, DBS Superleggera features a high level of craftsmanship with extensive scope for personalisation via a generous choice of options. Alcantara upholstery comes as standard, as do the Sports Plus performance seats and steering wheel.
Priced from £225,000 in the UK, deliveries of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera are scheduled to begin in Q3 2018.