Driving the daring and spirited Aston Martin DBS Superleggera was an immensely gratifying adventure. Accolades on the sublime beauty of this beast and questions about its performance were unending when we were at rest. While Aston Martin will drop the Superleggera designation from the DBS name in 2022, we loved taking this model on one crazy ride. For 2022 the DBS will come with a new 21-inch wheel design and a new interior theme, Create, Accelerate and Inspire.
With this Superleggera, Aston Martin brought back an iconic nameplate that first appeared in 1967, with a collaboration that paved the way to the DB4, 5, and 6 Mark 1. For the past few years, the DBS Superleggera paid homage to the historic super lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian coach-builder that will endure in the DNA of the new DBS.
The DBS Superleggera’s sculpted carbon fiber body panels feature muscular, highly individual styling that set it apart and the twin-turbo V12. Superleggera’s top speed is 211mph and its blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds is pure and unforgettable DBS.
For the very lucky few that have a 2021 DBS Superleggera, you have something remarkable. For those waiting for an equally special 2022 DBS, covet that sleek shape that cheats the wind and clamps the car to the road, it is a crazily unforgettable ride.
Photography: David Lewis Taylor
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