The 2022 Aston Martin DBS is powered by a 715-horsepower V-12 and is so fast that onlookers will have little chance to admire its beautiful bodywork before it disappears into the horizon. Although Aston Martin claims a high speed of 211 mph for the DBS, it is best experienced at more legal speeds, such as when driving down the Monte Carlo coast or slowly making your way up Rodeo Drive. In terms of handling and performance, competitors like the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the McLaren 765LT are superior. Supercar enthusiasts who care more about a plush cabin and James Bond-inspired design should consider the DBS.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera price
The Volante 2dr Convertible is the entry-level model of the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera lineup (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A). The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is approximately $334,700 (including the destination charge).
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5204 cc, Petrol, Automatic BS VI, 7 kmpl
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Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The DBS coupe can reportedly reach 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and can reach a top speed of 211 mph. The DBS has a 5.2-liter V-12 engine with twin turbochargers that generates 715 horsepower and sends it to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automated transmission. The DBS is gratifying—if not easy—to drive swiftly on winding roads. Compliant across broken pavement, but don’t anticipate Mercedes-Benz S-class levels of finesse.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The DBS, like other high-powered exotic sports cars, isn’t very fuel efficient; nonetheless, the EPA gives it a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 mpg, which puts it ahead of competitors like the Ferrari F8 Tributo (19 mpg highway) and the Lamborghini Huracán (15 mpg highway) (18 mpg highway). If we ever get the chance to put the DBS through our standard 200-mile highway fuel economy test, we will update this story with the findings.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
As you’d expect from a grand-touring sports car like the DBS, it’s equipped with a number of high-end conveniences to make long drives more bearable. All of the sports seats are power-adjustable leather units with heat and memory functions. Trim options for the cabin include open-pore ash wood, carbon fibre, and chrome with a satin finish. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to test how many carry-on luggage will fit in the DBS’s trunk. However, Aston Martin offers a four-piece personalised luggage set that is even color-matched to the interior of your exact car.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Every DBS has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in GPS and Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming. The infotainment interface is essentially a reskinned version of the Mercedes-Benz COMAND system; a click wheel and touchpad are located in the centre console for navigating the system’s menus, and it’s a reasonably straightforward setup. The stock stereo system consists of nine speakers, however a Bang & Olufsen system is available as an option.
2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2+2-passenger, 2-door coupe
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 48-valve V-12, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection
318 in3, 5204 cm3
715 hp @ 6500 rpm
663 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Wheelbase: 110.4 in
Length: 185.5 in
Width: 77.5 in
Height: 50.4 in
Passenger volume: 72 ft3
Trunk volume: 9 ft3
Curb weight (C/Dest): 4100 lb
60 mph: 3.2 sec
100 mph: 7.3 sec
¼-mile: 11.0 sec
Top speed (mfr’s claim): 211 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 17/14/22 mpg