Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is here, priced from RM1.2mil (before duties)

By THOMAS HUONG | 20 March 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has arrived in Malaysia, and is priced from RM1,205,000 before duties.

With duties included, the British marque’s new Super GT flagship with a two-plus-two seater cockpit should fetch RM2.8 million.

The DBS Superleggera replaces the Vanquish S and has a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that develops 725PS at 6,500rpm and 900Nm from 1,800 - 5,000rpm.

Power and torque are sent to the rear wheels via a new rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Featuring a mechanical limited-slip differential and torque vectoring for precise, predictable and exploitable handling and a lower final drive for explosive in-gear acceleration, the DBS Superleggera combines the responses of a supercar with the refinement of a GT.

It can do the 0-100km/h sprint in just 3.4 seconds, and 80-160km/h is achieved in fourth gear in a mere 4.2 seconds, onwards to a top speed of 340km/h.

A new exhaust strategy with active valves and quad tail pipes ensures the DBS Superleggera has a commanding and powerful sound character, particularly in the more aggressive dynamic modes.

Evolving innovative aerodynamic concepts first seen on the DB11 – such as the curlicue and Aeroblade – and then taking things further with an F1-inspired double-diffuser, DBS Superleggera generates 180kg of downforce at VMAX: the highest figure ever for a series production Aston Martin.

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The chassis is an evolution of the latest generation lightweight bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11, with forged double wishbones at the front and a sophisticated multi-link system at the rear – a multilink rear axle and an even more stable stance thanks to a track that is 10mm wider than the DB11 at the front and 20mm wider at the rear.

Adaptive damping is fitted as standard. Both the powertrain and chassis have a choice of three dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus.

Standard equipment include 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.

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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.

Supple, aromatic leather and Alcantara upholstery come as standard, as do the Sports Plus performance seats and steering wheel.

There is a choice of two alloy wheel designs: the standard ‘Y’ Spoke Forged Wheel and the Lightweight Twin Spoke Forged wheel.

Both are 21-inch and fitted with Pirelli tyres developed specifically for DBS Superleggera. There is also a choice of striking Designer Specifications, with specially chosen colour and trim combinations selected by the Aston Martin Design Team.

The new DBS Superleggera will be available for viewing at Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur.

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“The DBS Superleggera completes the brand’s ambition to replace each of our existing two-door sports car models as part of the transformational Second Century Plan,” explained Nancy Chen, general manager for Aston Martin, South and Southeast Asia during the launch.

“Sitting at the pinnacle of the Aston Martin production range, it is indeed a unique blend of performance and beauty,” continued Nancy.

“The DBS Superleggera is beautiful in its absolute; it is the return of a great Aston Martin name, and signals Aston Martin’s return to the very pinnacle of the Super GT sector. These credentials itself makes us extremely proud to be the only retailer in Malaysia to house this iconic model,” said Jerry Lee, managing director of Wearnes Quest.

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