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Playtime is over Toyota’s spunky city hatch receives a makeover aimed at enlarging its market share.
I’s all about torque. Power numbers are interesting, but you drive torque.” So says Paul Barritt, Aston Martin’s vehicle line director for the DB11 and DBS, as he talks about the ne wDBS Superleggera, before going on to mention that it not only has 200Nmmore than the regular DB11, but 150Nm more than the One-77. Oh, and half the fuel consumption of the latter. The DBS Superleggera, then, is the ultimate Aston Martin. At least until the Valkyrie rocks up. And even when it does, this is the car that epitomises Aston’s brand values better than any other. Massively potent twin-turbo V12 up front, RWD, 2+2 layout inside. How potent? 535kW. Aston calls it as a “brute in a suit”. Yes, really.