DBS Superleggera, two names whose meaning today bears no relation to those originally intended. The original 1967 DBS was meant to be Aston Martin’s only model (though delays in the introduction of the V8 engine meant it sold alongside the DB6) while Superleggera referred to a specific means of construction developed by Touring of Milan and used for the first time by Aston Martin on the 1959 DB4. Part spaceframe, part stressed structure, it lived on in ever evolving form in V8 powered Astons until the turn of the century.
First Drive: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
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