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Post Ultimate Revealed



From Edmunds: http://www.insideline.com/aston-mart...te-online.html

The new Aston Martin DBS Ultimate debuts this week on the company's Web site and Facebook page.

The Ultimate is described as "a new and unique limited edition" of the DBS. Offered as a coupe and a Volante convertible, the DBS Ultimate comes in a choice of three exclusive exterior colors Carbon Black II, Quantum Silver and Silver Fox.

Aston plans to make only 100 copies, for delivery in late 2012.

Among the Ultimate's distinctive exterior features: Carbon-fiber mirrors, dark grille, smoked taillamps, Zircotec-coated exhaust pipes and brake calipers painted red, yellow or black.

Interior highlights include diamond quilt stitching on the leather seats and Alcantara headliner, embroidered headrests and leather-trimmed gearshift paddles finished in Spicy Red.

The DBS Ultimate's 6.0-liter V12 can be equipped with either six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

No word yet on pricing or availability.

Inside Line says: Look for stickers just north of $300,000.
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Fucking jaw dropping.

If I was rich id throw my current aston in the garbage and pick up an ultimate edition ASAP
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This does the same, in a way, but it is :jizz:
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The fast-approaching Aston Martin DBS Superleggera will be a lighter, more powerful Vanquish successor | Autoweek

The Aston Martin Vanquish, the marque’s muscular super-GT, is riding off into the sunset, but fear not: Its replacement will be here shortly, and while Aston has been coy on the details, vehicles spied testing -- and the name of the upcoming car, the DBS Superleggera -- hint at what we can expect.

This is a logical time to turn back to the DB-derived naming scheme: 2018 marks 70 years of DB-badged Astons; the name is a nod to David Brown, the industrialist who purchased the company in 1947 and shepherded it to one of its most glorious eras. Of course, the “S” part of “DBS” stands for…Super? Sports? Supreme? We like the last one the best.

And it’s not the first time DBS has appeared on an Aston. Aston’s hopscotch approach to naming makes keeping track of this model’s lineage a little bit confusing. The first generation Vanquish was built from 2001-2007. The second has run from 2012 to now. Between the two Vanquishes, Aston built the DBS, which fulfilled roughly the same role as top dog in the lineup. But that car actually borrowed its name from a tourer built from 1967-1972.

As for the “Superleggera” part -- that harkens back to the creations of Italy’s Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, which developed a lightweight auto body construction method employed on the likes of the Maserati 3500GT, early front-engine Lamborghinis and the Aston Martin DB4, DB5 and DB6 Mark 1. The last time the Superleggera script appeared on an Aston was 1971.

Aston says the name “provides a hint as to what can be expected of this upcoming model.” If so, the DBS Superleggera should to be substantially lighter than the DB11 upon which it is based -- although in this age of carbon fiber, we wouldn’t be surprised if moulded composites played the part of Carrozzeria Touring’s intricate, weight-cheating space frame-and-alloy construction methods.

But it also needs to be more powerful -- it wouldn’t do to have your brand new super-GT be down on horses compared to the rest of the lineup. The outgoing Vanquish S gets 580 hp, which now looks a little weak when compared to the turbocharged 600-hp DB11 or the 630-hp DB11 AMR. 700-plus hp is rumored from a tuned-up version of the DB11’s in-house-developed twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12.

Visually, the DBS Superlegger distinguishes itself from the DB11 with a new face -- with its big grille, it actually looks more like a traditional Aston than the DB11 and new Vantage -- and a new rear end with quad tailpipes. And as the Vanquish that preceded it, the new super-GT will come in both coupe and convertible (“Volante”) versions. We expect to see one or both of those variants sans camouflage in the next month or so.
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/06/ju...-superleggera/

What you’re looking at is the highly-anticipated 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, surfaced ahead of its imminent online debut.



This image, was taken during a private preview of the vehicle in Asia and follows on from a similar leak a couple of weeks ago. The image provides us with an unimpeded view of the hardcore DB11’s front fascia and sides.

The front of the DBS Superleggera is dominated by a massive, blacked-out grille. Just below the grille, you’ll notice a gloss carbon fiber splitter which seamlessly flows across the front and connects to a pair of large air intakes on either side of the bumper. Elsewhere, the DBS Superleggera receives a bespoke hood and new headlights.

As for the sides, they have been outfitted with extended sills and aggressive air extractors behind each front wheel arch. The wing mirrors are also painted gloss black to contrast the matte finish across most of the supercar’s exterior.

Inside, the Superleggera will adopt a selection of carbon fiber accents and use a rotary controller for the infotainment system borrowed from the Mercedes parts bin.

Our eagle-eyed spy photographers have snapped the DBS Superleggera testing on a number of occasions and inform us that the vehicle’s twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine will produce roughly 700 HP. If true, that would give the car a significant power advantage over the 630 HP DB11 AMR and push it towards the 800 HP Ferrari 812 Superfast, the only other front-engined, rear-wheel drive luxury super GT in the market.

We expect to see the DBS Superleggera unveiled within the next month, and at some point it will be joined by an open-top Volante version.
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Hi-res of the DBS Superleggera available here: https://acurazine.com/forums/car-tal.../#post16256014
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I don't really like this car. I feel the mouth grill is just getting ridiculous in size, and I've always thought of AM as being a luxury brand first and a sports company second. This car feels like they've turned that around. It just looks too sporty for me, as dumb as that sounds. I also don't like how the led strips in the headlights don't follow the shape of the headlight itself. Looks DIY

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I don't really like this car. I feel the mouth grill is just getting ridiculous in size, and I've always thought of AM as being a luxury brand first and a sports company second. This car feels like they've turned that around. It just looks too sporty for me, as dumb as that sounds. I also don't like how the led strips in the headlights don't follow the shape of the headlight itself. Looks DIY
The DBS has long been the sporty version of the flagship. Those with the means, and who prefer the more lux look need only look at the DB11 in either of its other forms. As for me, if I had the money, I would march right down and order up one of these lovely cars and permanently attach my ass to the driver's seat.
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https://www.netcarshow.com/aston_martin/2019-dbs_59/

One of the greatest moments in Aston Martin Lagonda's (AML) illustrious motorsport history is the inspiration for the latest Q by Aston Martin: Commission; the 'DBS 59'.

Inspired by Aston Martin's historic 1-2 finish in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with its iconic DBR1, Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned a collection of 24 very special DBS Superleggeras - one for every hour of the legendary endurance race. Called the 'DBS 59', each is identified by bespoke design features, hand-crafted interiors and graphic elements drawing directly from the DBR1 and the race it so famously conquered.

A marque synonymous with success in the world's toughest endurance race - the most recent being a dramatic class win for the V8 Vantage GTE in last year's race - Aston Martin's outright victory in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans is the stuff of motorsport legend. Facing stern opposition from works Ferrari and Porsche entries, plus a team of Ecurie Ecosse Jaguars, the David Brown Racing Aston Martin DBR1s fought valiantly to score a famous 1-2 finish in a masterful display of pace, reliability and teamwork.

Since described by Sir Stirling Moss - who helped Aston Martin win the 1959 World Sportscar Championship - as 'the most important Aston Martin ever produced', the DBR1 has deservedly attained iconic status. Just five were built between 1956 and 1959, making it one of the rarest Aston Martins ever, and when one last went to auction (at Monterey in 2017) it set a new world record as the most valuable British-made car ever with a sale price of 17.5m ($22.5m).

Immediately identifiable by its timelessly beautiful Aston Martin Racing Green paintwork, the DBS 59 features extensive use of gloss finish Carbon Fibre, most strikingly on the roof, roof strake and painted bonnet louvres. A classic combination of Obsidian Black and Chestnut Tan leather is used throughout the interior, together with fabric inspired by the DBR1 seat material used to trim the 'DBS 59's' seat backs and door inserts. Bronze detailing is strategically deployed around the exterior and interior, with the front grille surround, 'Superleggera' bonnet script, rear Aston Martin script and Q Fender Badge amongst the items painted.

Additional Q by Aston Martin detailing include bespoke Saddle Leather Helmet Pods in the rear compartment to hold special 'DBS 59' crash helmets, race suits and gloves, and a bespoke 'DBS 59' logo embroidered in the seat headrests. Each of the 'DBS 59s' will be identifiable by a small painted white roundel adjacent to the side strakes, with each car numbered from 1-24.

Further accessories include period blue race overalls complete with Aston Martin and 'DBS 59' logos; replica string-backed racing gloves modeled on those worn by 1959 Le Mans-winning driver Caroll Shelby; replica 1959 race helmet; bespoke 2-piece luggage set to match interior trim; bespoke car cover in Aston Martin Racing Green and featuring white roundels with specific edition number.

The DBR1's proud genetic legacy is very much evident in the DBS Superleggera. The fastest and most powerful series production model in Aston Martin's multi-award winning range, this 211mph, 715bhp Super GT is an inspired combination of imperious performance and impeccable style. Having received the attention of Q by Aston Martin: Commission it is a truly covetable car; one aimed at those who appreciate the lasting significance of DBR1's historic victory and world-beating contemporary performance and handling of the DBS Superleggera.

Speaking of the 'DBS 59', Aston Martin Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Sproule said: "When Aston Martin Cambridge expressed a desire to create a limited run of DBS Superleggeras inspired by the DBR1's famous Le Mans victory we knew it had to be something special. The soft metallic hue of the Aston Martin Racing Green paintwork is classy and timelessly beautiful; the level of thought and detailing is exceptional. My favourite element on the 'DBS 59' are the seat backs that feature fabric inspired by the DBR1 seat material, but there are countless touches that will intrigue and delight".

The 'DBS 59' limited edition is the fourth Q by Aston Martin: Commission from Aston Martin Cambridge, following on from the success of Red Arrows Edition Vanquish S, and the earlier success of V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 Edition, marking 80 years of the Supermarine Spitfire's first flight, and the Vantage S Blades Edition, developed in collaboration with the Blades Aerobatic Display Team.
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Was surprised at the fact that Harry sounds a little lukewarm on the DBS Superleggera ....

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