Aston Martin DBS Superleggera AMR In The Works
Hardly has the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera revealed itself to the world, and AMR is already taking the new car to the next level by making it lighter and more powerful.
The world is going gaga over the recently revealed Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, but the Lagonda-based company is clearly not satisfied. The British luxury sports car maker’s performance division AMR was last seen shuttling a new DBS Superleggera to its facility. Diabolical magic shall be weaved inside the halls of the AMR factory, and out shall come an evil twin of the already insane DBS.
For starters, AMR is retuning the engine to deliver upwards of 750hp. A relatively modest increase in power compared to the standard DBS SL but considering it extracted 715hp out of a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12, squeezing out that many more horses out of the already high-strung engine is quite a feat.
The changes won’t end here. The last car out of the AMR facility was the DB11 AMR which received comprehensive updates in the form of revised spring rates and adaptive dampers. Clearly, AMR knows the vital role the suspension plays in laying massive power down on the street. Expect the same upgrades to the DBS Superleggera. Oh, and AMR is also throwing liberal amounts of carbon fiber at the SL’s interiors as well as exterior. Other lightweight materials like titanium, aluminium, etc will also come together to make a lighter Superleggera.
Rumors surrounding the ultra-exotic DBS also suggest that AMR is building a custom limited-slip differential specifically for the DBS SL to improve its performance some more. Not that the stock DBS SL lacks any. It can hit the ton in 3.5 seconds flat and top out north of 330 kph. To imagine the AMR twin to be even more extreme is to visualise the car in entirely different company.
Aston Martin is not beating around the bush with this one. The British carmaker has set the Ferrari 812 Superfast firmly in its crosshairs with the DBS Superleggera AMR. And the supercar indeed has the credentials to back its claim. Lighter body, more powerful engine, and uprated suspension should help the AMR look like nothing but a set of taillights to most snobby supercar owners. Oh, and the previous AMR laid furious rubber down any racetrack it was shown, so expect the new one to follow in its steps and blaze new track records everywhere it goes.