ASTON MARTIN DBS SUPERLEGGERA VOLANTE
For over half a century, the name DBS has meant just one thing: the ultimate production Aston Martin. A DBS is a distilled concentrate of all that has made Aston Martin not just one of the most coveted brands in the automotive sphere, but in all fields of endeavor, right around the world. The DBS Superleggera Volante sits at the pinnacle of the Aston Martin production range. It is both a shining light expressing the most beautiful automotive art and, at the same time, a dark and menacing shadow of brutal, unequivocal strength. It is this fine blend of seemingly opposing traits that makes the DBS Superleggera Volante the absolute Aston Martin.
Aggressive, yet beautiful. Super lightweight, yet powerfully strong. A commanding presence, yet lavishly finished. The DBS Superleggera Coupe and Volante offer the ultimate super GT experience.
Convention says form and function are opposing interests. The DBS Superleggera proves otherwise. The shape is unmistakably Aston Martin, but stronger, broader and more muscular than ever, not at a stylist’s whim but to cool and control the most powerful production Aston Martin ever.
The DBS Superleggera Volante is dominated by a breath-taking hexagonal grille, combining a sense of unbounded strength with the most natural beauty. This sets the visual agenda for the entire car while simultaneously feeding the insatiable appetite for oxygen of the mighty 715bhp engine.
The DBS Superleggera Volante has long signified the utmost in elegance and speed, comfort and performance. The DBS Superleggera Volante is meticulously handcrafted with beauty and performance in equal measure. No fraction is compromised. Naturally it has been upgraded in all areas required to handle its phenomenal performance, but not by merely adding more of the same, instead using the finest, strongest lightweight materials.
The DBS Superleggera Volante includes Carbon Ceramic Brakes as standard, this braking system in conjunction with the new 21" forged wheels, further enhances the superlight nature of the car. All features in combination result in a 70kg weight over the DB11.
Power without control is power that is squandered, which is why the DBS Superleggera Volante is a master at making the most of the vast resources the V12 places at its disposal. It starts with a chassis of enormous rigidity and continues with a classic double wishbone front suspension, a geometrically optimal 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 of the massive Pirelli P Zero tires are bespoke for the DBS Superleggera Volante. Typically, as a car gets faster, it requires more cooling, larger brakes and stronger suspension, which inevitably results in increased weight.