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    • Hockenheim GP lap test of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

      The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is supposed to be Aston Martin's no nonsense high performance effort. With 715 horsepower from a twin turbo V12 as well as race tuned suspension and lightweight parts, it certainly is a valiant effort.


      That still does not change the fact this is a heavy and expensive luxury vehicle. Not to mention one with great looks and exclusivity exactly as an Aston Martin should be.

      The DBS Superleggera comes in at 4200 pounds yet it still manages an impressive laptime of 1:54.6. It does like quite a handful to hustle around the track though.

      The times below put the effort in context. Aston Martin did a commendable job with the car although it is not going to challenge any top sports cars.

      Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO: 01.48,00 min
      Lamborghini Huracan Evo: 01.49,00 min
      Porsche 911 Carrera S (992): 01.53,30 min
      Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: 01:54:60 min
      Audi R8 V10 Spyder Performance: 01.55,20 min
      Lamborghini Urus: 01.57,10 min
      Porsche 718 Boxster T (PDK) 01.58.80 min
      Audi TTRS Coupe: 01.58.80 min
      Toyota GR Supra: 01.58.80 min


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Hockenheim GP lap test of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        This is probably the most beautiful new car for under $1 mil. But the fact that it's called the Superleggera and is quite fat and slow just doesn't sit right with me. If this was just the DBS model than it would be fantastic, then they could put in a real effort and make a totally badass Superleggera or AMR version. A couple simple tweaks could have this actually challenging world class sports cars:


        • Pilot Sport Cup 2 Rs. They almost come in these exact sizes already.
        • Actual forged lightweight wheels (centerlocks would look slick)
        • Stripped interior in full alcantara with optional racing buckets


        Seriously, that just look at that interior and the seats in there. Some work on the inside could save 200-300 lbs easily. Shave ~10 lbs unsprung weight at each corner with proper wheels. Move away from crappy Pirelli tires... this would be a real monster.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        This is probably the most beautiful new car for under $1 mil. But the fact that it's called the Superleggera and is quite fat and slow just doesn't sit right with me. If this was just the DBS model than it would be fantastic, then they could put in a real effort and make a totally badass Superleggera or AMR version. A couple simple tweaks could have this actually challenging world class sports cars:


        • Pilot Sport Cup 2 Rs. They almost come in these exact sizes already.
        • Actual forged lightweight wheels (centerlocks would look slick)
        • Stripped interior in full alcantara with optional racing buckets


        Seriously, that just look at that interior and the seats in there. Some work on the inside could save 200-300 lbs easily. Shave ~10 lbs unsprung weight at each corner with proper wheels. Move away from crappy Pirelli tires... this would be a real monster.
        I agree with you but for the average Aston clientele this is probably more car than they can handle already.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I agree with you but for the average Aston clientele this is probably more car than they can handle already.
        True. I suppose the enthusiast option is the V8 Vantage or DB11 V8 (if you need a true GT) anyways. Still, a shame to see them not really commit to making a car that could hold a candle to the Vantage GT12. While they were building this they should have gotten Mercedes AMG or Lotus in to help out with the handling at least...