Next Level: DBS Su­per­leg­gera

Car India - - BULLETIN -

To say this was the most pow­er­ful As­ton Martin would be in­cor­rect be­cause of the 1,130-PS Valkyrie. To say that it was the most pow­er­ful pro­duc­tion As­ton would be just as in­ac­cu­rate be­cause of the 800+PS Vul­can. How­ever, we can safely say that, with its 725-PS twin-turbo V12, the new DBS Su­per­leg­gera is the most pow­er­ful As­ton DB car ever! Stun­ning looks, as al­ways, are a part of the equa­tion and the DBS Su­per­leg­gera has pro­nounced lines and sharp curves joined by a gap­ing black front grille that hints at its ex­po­nen­tial air-in­take needs. The added breath­ing is needed for As­ton’s own 5,204-cc twin-turbo V12 that’s been turned up to a mega 725 PS and 900 Nm in the new DBS. Those prodi­gious fig­ures ar­rive at 6,500 rpm and be­tween 1,800 and 5,000 rpm re­spec­tively, and trans­late into equally im­pres­sive claimed per­for­mance fig­ures, es­pe­cially when you take into ac­count that the DBS Su­per­leg­gera weighs just 1,693 kg (dry). That’s a power-to-weight ra­tio of 428 PS/tonne.

As­ton Martin, quite hap­pily, state that it will do 0-100 km/h in 3.4 sec­onds, 0-160 km/h in 6.4 sec­onds, and go on to 340 km/h. The DBS also fea­tures evolved aero­dy­namic con­cepts first seen on the DB11, in­clud­ing the curlicue and Aer­ob­lade, and takes things fur­ther with an F1-in­spired dou­ble-dif­fuser, which gen­er­ates 180 kg of down­force at its top speed — the high­est fig­ure ever for a se­ries pro­duc­tion As­ton Martin. No­tably, this in­crease comes with no ad­di­tional drag penalty.

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