DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition – A unique collaboration between Aston Martin and TAG Heuer with a total build run of just 50 cars.
Portraying the modern interpretation of the Superleggera’s principles, DBS Superleggera is built around a bonded aluminium underframe. An evolution of the all-new architecture pioneered by the DB11, DBS Superleggera’s inherent strength and weight efficiency is bolstered by the use of carbon fibre body panels across the exterior body. The result is an immensely strong and rigid structure, but one that is also 72kg lighter than the DB11, with a dry kerb weight of 1693kg.
The new DBS Superleggera utilises an ultra-high-performance development of Aston Martin’s in-house designed 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbo engine. Generating peak outputs of 725PS at 6500rpm and a colossal 900Nm of torque from just 1800rpm all the way to 5000rpm, this all-alloy, quad overhead cam V12 has been specifically tuned to deliver maximum performance within the rev window in which most road driving typically occurs.
This vast slab of torque results in monumental in-gear acceleration that positions DBS Superleggera amongst the world’s fastest series production cars and at the very pinnacle of Super GT performance. Shunning highly-strung, high rev delivery for effortless urgency and crushing overtaking ability, the style in which DBS Superleggera delivers its performance is truly formidable and utterly irresistible. For example, DBS Superleggera dispatches 50-100mph (80-160kph) in fourth gear in a mere 4.2 seconds.
900Nm of torque is fed via a carbon-fibre prop shaft to a new ZF 8-speed automatic transmission mounted at the back of the car. Strengthened to cope with the V12’s massive torque output, this transmission also has a shorter final drive for increased responsiveness and in-gear acceleration. Specially developed adaptive software gauges the conditions the car is operating in, along with the driver’s demands, to ensure the car is in exactly the right gear at the right time.
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