For Aston Martin, the DBS moniker has been a has been a central element of its brand heritage for more than 50 years, first introduced with the 1967 DBS designed by William Towns. The next DBS came in 2007 as the marque’s flagship with its design penned by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, and even played a significant role in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. Now the DBS Superleggera will carry that heritage forward, completing Aston Martin’s goal of replacing all its current 2-door sports car models under its Second Century Plan.
As the marque’s pinnacle model, the DBS Superleggera will incorporate suitably high levels of performance, design and craftmanship. It also brings the iconic Superleggera name back to an Aston Martin model. paying homage to Touring’s super lightweight construction technology which played a key role in the development of the DB4, DB5 and DB6 Mark 1. It also suggests that lightweight technology will be a point of focus in the upcoming model.
Marek Reichman 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”. Further information on the Aston super GT is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2018.