Aston Martin will revive the DBS and the Superleggera monikers with a new flagship super GT.
June 2018 will witness the launch of Aston Martin’s new flagship super GT with the resurrection of two monikers from the brands century-long heritage. The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera be worn by the British marque’s upcoming flagship super GT car.
The DBS nameplate was first coined for the iconic 1967 William Towns’ designed-model and has over half a century-long heritage associated with it. It was reborn in 2007 for the brand’s then flagship model which was designed by Marek Reichman which also feature in the 2006 Bond film ‘Casino Royale’.
Carrozzeria Touring’s famous Superleggera (tube frame) was licensed to Aston Martin for the lightweight construction for the DB4, DB5 and DB6 Mark 1 models since 1958. Aston Martin has also decided to revive the Superleggera moniker with their latest flagship two-door super GT by paying homage to the historic lightweight technology of Touring. Aston Martin claims that the name is also a hint of what we can expect from the upcoming model.
Aston Martin says that DBS Superleggera completes the brand’s ambitions to replace each of its existing two-door sportscar models as part of its Second Century Plan. Sitting at the pinnacle of the sportscar line-up, DBS Superleggera will feature the highest levels of performance, craftsmanship and design.
Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin 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”.
Aston Martin will be revealing the car and further details in June, but we reckon it will have the twin-turbo V12 heart from the DB11 but in a more powerful state of tune in all probability. Given the new design approach, Aston Martin has taken with their latest generation of cars, the DBS Superleggera is one car we definitely can't wait to feast our eyes on. In fact, we are already counting down the days to its official debut.