Aston adds lightness

to new DBS

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

ASTON Martin has revived a name from the past for its new 211mph DBS Superleggera.

This £225,000 two-seater uses carbon fibre body panels to save weight, in the way that the Aston Martins of another era managed with aluminium from the Italian bodywork specialist Touring and its 'superlight' construction.

Those DB4, 5 and 6 models from the Sixties and Seventies could only have dreamed of reaching 62mph in a mere 3.4 seconds - or of using a 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 engine producing 725 horsepower.

Standard equipment includes keyless entry, tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera with Parking Distance Display and Park Assist. The audio system has DAB plus Bluetooth audio and phone streaming, iPod, iPhone and USB playback.

There is also an integrated satellite navigation system and wi-fi hub.

All the in-car infotainment systems use a central LCD screen, controlled via a central dial.

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