Close

    • The 715 horsepower 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera leaks early and... wow

      Aston Martin was not kidding around when they said they intended to resurrect the Superleggera nameplate and build a high performance DBS. You definitely can not say this car is all looks without the performance to back them up as you would with past Aston Martin models.


      The 5.2 liter twin turbo V12 spits out 715 horses. The 8-speed ZF automatic copes with 664 lb-ft of torque and is said to be beefed up for DBS Superleggera duty. Supposedly 60 miles per hour is hit in only 3.4 seconds.

      So the V12 is powerful but what about the weight? Aston Martin stripped out 160 pounds. That is impressive. The car now weighs 3733 pounds thanks to heavy use of carbon fiber.

      The aerodynamics obviously were redesign and over 400 pounds of downforce are generated.

      The Ferrari 812 Superfast may have just met its match.








































      This article was originally published in forum thread: The 715 horsepower 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera leaks early and... wow started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 11 Comments
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        715 Aston horses probably equals about 500 Ferrari horses if past performance is anything to go on. Looks nice but letís see some numbers before getting excited.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        715 Aston horses probably equals about 500 Ferrari horses if past performance is anything to go on. Looks nice but let’s see some numbers before getting excited.
        Turbos change everything. This will top an 812 Superfast in the 1/4 mile despite being rated at less power.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        This may be my new favorite super car. Beautiful looks, lots of power, fantastic interior. Click here to enlarge

        -Rich
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        Turbos change everything. This will top an 812 Superfast in the 1/4 mile despite being rated at less power.
        No way. Not in mag tests, not in real life.

        Put a draft pick on it if youíre so sure. 6th round.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        No way. Not in mag tests, not in real life.
        Mag tests, definitely not. Ferrari brings out only their finest test cars for those. But in real life, given the additional torque (+130lb-ft) of the Aston I bet it will be very close. The 812 definitely has a large transmission advantage and probably weighs less, but torque can make up for a lot.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        No way. Not in mag tests, not in real life.

        Put a draft pick on it if you’re so sure. 6th round.
        You are telling me this thing brake boosted off the line will lose? I don't think so.

        How will we test it? I don't exactly have either in my garage.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Mag tests, definitely not. Ferrari brings out only their finest test cars for those. But in real life, given the additional torque (+130lb-ft) of the Aston I bet it will be very close. The 812 definitely has a large transmission advantage and probably weighs less, but torque can make up for a lot.
        This weighs less by just over 100 pounds.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        This weighs less by just over 100 pounds.
        Colour me impressed.
      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Mag tests, definitely not. Ferrari brings out only their finest test cars for those. But in real life, given the additional torque (+130lb-ft) of the Aston I bet it will be very close. The 812 definitely has a large transmission advantage and probably weighs less, but torque can make up for a lot.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        You are telling me this thing brake boosted off the line will lose? I don't think so.

        How will we test it? I don't exactly have either in my garage.
        I get that Ferrari always brings ringer cars to tests. Their production models never perform or dyno as well either. Not news.

        But I've never heard of ANY Aston Martin perform even remotely close to what they should on paper. And that’s if they even make it to testing without breaking. The almighty Vulcan doesn’t even have any hard performance numbers out there to speak of, probably because it’s embarassingly slow compared to how it looks.

        The 812 will wipe the floor with this thing.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        But I've never heard of ANY Aston Martin perform even remotely close to what they should on paper. And that’s if they even make it to testing without breaking. The almighty Vulcan doesn’t even have any hard performance numbers out there to speak of, probably because it’s embarrassingly slow compared to how it looks.
        It's true, and I'm not saying it's a sure thing, but I do have pretty high hopes for this car, at least in a straight line and if it can find traction. I don't know which car will edge it, but I think it should be close, surely Aston would be benchmarking the only other V12 GT out there?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BLKROKT Click here to enlarge
        I get that Ferrari always brings ringer cars to tests. Their production models never perform or dyno as well either. Not news.

        But I've never heard of ANY Aston Martin perform even remotely close to what they should on paper. And that’s if they even make it to testing without breaking. The almighty Vulcan doesn’t even have any hard performance numbers out there to speak of, probably because it’s embarassingly slow compared to how it looks.

        The 812 will wipe the floor with this thing.
        That's why turbos change everything.

        Wipe the floor? How? Why? The DBS Superleggera will be easier to extract 1/4 mile times with. For the 812 you would need a high rpm launch and to really show what it can do drag rubber.

        From a roll I give the 812 the edge but I think the 1/4 mile sprint is going to be a wash with the edge to the DBS.