Aston Martin has just announced that the “DBS” nameplate will make a comeback in their next-generation flagship Super GT. The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, as it is officially called, will complete the British Marque’s Second Century Plan to replace each of its existing two-door sportscar models.
The upcoming DBS Superleggera will be the replacement for the Vanquish, promising “highest levels of performance, craftsmanship and design”. Looking at the new cars coming out from Gaydon, you can bet your hopes on that statement.
Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, Marek Reichman said, “When you hear the name DBS Superleggera, you know what it is. It’s the definitive Aston Martin Super GT. It’s an icon, a statement and this one will be no different. We’ve pushed the boundaries of performance and design to give this car a distinct character and ensure it’s worthy of the heritage and weight that this name carries”.
Expect the new Super GT to be powered by a derivative of the DB11’s V12 and V8 twin-turbo powertrains – pushing out well over 600 hp on the V12 and over 500 hp if it’s a V8. If the company were to follow the Vanquish product strategy, we may also see a hotter “S” (Vanquish S) variant to join the line up in the future. The new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera will be revealed in the second quarter of 2018.