Twin-turbo lightweight snapped with some mean-looking bodywork
The hotter Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has been spied flaunting its extra vents and tougher stance on the Nurburgring.
In case you were wondering, this set of photos is actually two cars – one snapped in Southern Europe during hot-weather testing, and one high-speed testing on the Nurburgring.
Power is expected to come from a pumped-up version of the 5.2-litre bi-turbo V12 in the current DB11 AMR. It makes 470kW and 700Nm at the moment, good for a claimed 3.7-second sprint to 100km/h and a 334km/h top speed.
Rumours have suggested that could be pushed closer to 520kW in the Superleggera, which would make it seriously fast. Given the name translates to 'super light', we would bank on the car being lighter than the AMR as well.
Compared to the regular DB11, the Superleggera wears a more aggressive front bumper, home to broad low-down air intakes and an ankle-breaking splitter. Expect more downforce to go with the extra visual punch, naturally.
There's a taller rear spoiler down back, sitting above big quad exhaust pipes and a more aggressive diffuser. Once again, expect more downforce from the new setup. These test vehicles are wearing massive alloy wheels and super low-profile rubber, too.
The DBS Superleggera is slated for release in June, while the drop-top Volante will likely follow six to eight months afterwards. Stay tuned for the latest.