Having a 5.2-litre V12 under the bonnet helps.
If you had the opportunity to drive an unrestricted section of the German Autobahn, what car would you drive? A Ferrari? Lamborghini? How about the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera? It’s easy to forget Aston in a sea of Italian metal, but the specs don’t lie, the DBS is no joke.
Under the long, sloping bonnet is a twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine. It produces a monstrous 715 bhp and 664 pound-feet of torque that’s available between 1,800 and 5,000 rpm. A ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox channels power to the rear wheels, where a mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring help manage putting it to the pavement.
Aston claims the car can hit 62 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds. It can rocket past 100 mph in 6.4 seconds, on its way to an electronically governed 211 mph top speed. The video confirms the Aston is fast.
The DBS appears to hit 100 kph in about four seconds and 200 kph in about eight. The car continues to accelerate, and, in about 26 seconds, the driver lets off the accelerator as the car reaches 198 mph. That’s better than that first run that still reached an astounding 192 mph.
Gallery: 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera debuted in June as a 2019 model, replacing the Vanquish S. As you’d expect from Aston, it comes with all the luxury bells and whistles such as leather upholstery, 360-degree camera with park assist, satellite navigation, Bluetooth audio, and more.
It’s easy to overlook Aston when Ferrari, Lamborghini, and countless other supercar makers are fighting for superiority. But Aston’s forte is blending speed, performance, and luxury into a gorgeous package, and the DBS Superleggera is proof that beauty has a price – and it starts at £225,000.