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Aston Martin Introduces Top-of-the-Line DBS Superleggera

Luxury automotive experts Aston Martin debut their new high-end car model, the 2019 DBS Superleggera. Replacing the Vanquish at the peak of the manufacturer’s range, the new model offers a gracefully streamlined body crafted from carbon fiber, with sculptural detailing leading from the elegant hood to the oversized rear fenders. Under the hood is a new iteration of Aston Martin’s 5.2-liter V12, which can rev up to 715 horsepower and 5,000 rpm, making the DBS Superleggera the most powerful vehicle in the company’s stable. The supercar reaches speeds of up to 211 mph, while going from 0 to 62 mph in about 3.4 seconds. Built-in wi-fi, navigation, bluetooth and a Mercedes-Benz infotainment center make the car as functional as it is fast.

The 2019 DBS Superleggera will boast an MSRP of £225,000 GBP (about $296,000 USD) when it launches later this year. Head to Aston Martin’s site for more detailed specs.

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David Brown Automotive Speedback GT

If you’ve ever wanted the Aston Martin DB5 but blanched at the thought of the maintenance and upkeep associated with classic cars, you’re in luck. Debuted by British coachmaker David Brown Automotive just over a year ago, the Speedback GT combines the graceful lines of cars of yesteryear, such as the DB5, with the insides of the thoroughly modern Jaguar XKR, and is set to finally break into the U.S. market. Designed by former Land Rover designer Alan Mobberley, the Speedback GT is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 making 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. Linked to a six-speed automatic, the car is capable of a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The interior is outfitted in plush wood trim and leather upholstery to match the elegant exterior styling. Going for £495,000 GBP (approximately $753,000 USD), the David Brown Automotive Speedback GT will debut at an exclusive event to be held during 2015 Monterrey Car Week this August.


Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato

In celebration of its 95th birthday, Italian automotive design house Zagato unveiled its latest creation in partnership with Aston Martin. Debuting at the Chantilly Art & Elegance show in France, the concept takes up a shooting brake body style and bears similarities to last year’s DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial, with its long rectangular back and signature grille. Purely as a one-off, this unique variant was custom built and will make its way to the home of a European collector after its showing.

Aston Martin to Revive the Lagonda Marque

Aston Martin has announced its plans to launch a bespoke four-door saloon car bearing the Lagonda name. Drawing inspiration from the company’s original Lagonda saloon, which first launched in the mid ’70s, the new Lagonda will be an exclusive saloon and will be produced in limited numbers like the recent One-77 and V12 Zagato. Unfortunately, interested parties will have to be based in the Middle East as the new model will be exclusive to the region at its launch.

Aston Martin Debuts the New Vantage S V12 Roadster

Aston Martin has pulled the lid back on its latest car: the new Vantage S V12 Roadster. The company’s fastest convertible yet, the Vantage S Roadster is powered by a roaring 6.0 liter V12 engine that puts out 565 horsepower 457 lb-ft of torque. All this means the convertible will go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds before topping out at 201 mph. An uprated suspension with three-stage adaptive dampening, carbon ceramic brakes and a seven-speed automated manual transmission ensure that all that power doesn’t go to waste. Cosmetically, the Roadster features a bespoke grille with carbon fiber trim and black or titanium silver mesh, a bulging bonnet with rakish air intakes, and is available with an optional graphics package. No word on pricing but expect to see the new Roadster at Aston Martin dealerships soon.