ONE of the most iconic badges in British motoring is set for a come-back, as Aston Martin prepares to roll out its new flagship Super GT.
When the highly-anticipated new Aston - the replacement for the current Vanquish - is revealed in a couple of months' time it will carry not just one but two of the most distinguished monikers which have been associated with the marque - it will be named the DBS Superleggera.
The DBS nameplate has been a key part of the brand's heritage for over 50 years but this will be the first time it has been used in over a decade - although it goes back to the 60's, the name was last resurrected in 2007 for Aston Martin's then range-topping model, designed by current Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.
Along with the resurrection of the DBS nameplate, the famous Superleggera badge will once again adorn the bonnet of an Aston Martin.
The name translates to Super Light and is a nod to the lightweight construction technology developed by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.
It's a name associated over the years with legendary Astons including the DB4, 5 and 6 Mark 1, and provides a hint as to what can be expected of the new Super GT which Aston Martin says will feature the highest levels of performance, craftmanship and design.
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".