Where the original DBS had the straight-six engine from the DB6 and the DBS V12 had a 6.0-litre V12, the DBS Superleggera’s V12 is a 5.2-litre, twin-turbo unit. While it might be the same size as the engine in the DB11, it produces a massive 775PS (715bhp) and a truly preposterous 900Nm (663lb ft) of torque. The DBS Superleggera might be a relatively heavy car, tipping the scales at just over 1,700kg, but all that power and torque mean a 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 211mph. That performance is truly addictive, the whole car bucking underneath you; it feels like you’re trying to hold back an alligator with a piece of string, and yet it never feels out of control. The suspension soaks up bumps well, though the ride is firmer than that of the DB11 and, thankfully given all that power, braking performance is mightily impressive. The eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox is excellent, changing seamlessly from gear to gear in fully-automatic mode without any real fuss; when you get the hammer down, though, and start using the paddles behind the steering wheel, it leaps to attention, responding to every flick imperceptibly quickly.