The New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - Driven Flat-Out in Germany

  • Published on Aug 1, 2018
  • This is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. And while you may not immediately associate that very Italian term with this British manufacturer, the iconic DB5 proudly displayed the nameplate on its bonnet, too.
    While based on the DB11, the DBS Superleggera is an entirely different beast. The 5.2-litre twin turbo V12 which debuted in the DB11 is employed here, but heavily tweaked to produce over 715bhp (725PS, 541kW) and a gearbox-troubling 900Nm of torque. The suspension has been thoroughly overhauled and the downforce generated increases to around 240kg.
    Those figures and the efforts to reduce the car’s weight by 70kg means the DBS has the same torque-to-weight ratio as the rather loony Aston Martin Vulcan. The torque output is so monumental that Aston were forced to ask ZF to help out and create a new 8-speed gearbox specifically for the DBS. And even still, the drivetrain engineers still had to electronically limit the torque output in first and second gear to protect the transmission.
    In this video, we drive the car at the international launch held in July in the beautiful Berchtesgaden region of Germany.
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Comments • 92

  • Jeremy Dawley jdalaigh2017

    It needs to be a proper Merlin, PLEASE

  • Josh xD
    Josh xD 10 months ago

    Yeah, Berchdesgarden is in Germany. Greetings from Bavaria, Germany.

  • Vindow Maker
    Vindow Maker Year ago

    lighter than an f type? what the shit?

  • Waseem Moyideen
    Waseem Moyideen Year ago

    Loved this Jaguar review 😂

  • Mothusi Maake
    Mothusi Maake Year ago +1

    Here's what we want to see:
    •570 GT vs 911 Turbo S vs Portofino
    •720s vs 911 GT2 RS vs 488 Pista vs Aventador S
    •Mercedes AMG GT R vs 991.2 GT3 RS vs R8 RWS
    •SVJ vs Senna
    •Performante vs 600LT vs R8 V10 Plus
    •DBS Superleggera vs 812 Superfast
    •DB 11 AMR vs Bentley GT vs S65 Coupe vs GTC4Lusso vs M8 Coupe (If it's released by the time of filming)
    •BMW 850i Coupe vs S63 Coupe
    •Cayman GTS vs M2 Competition vs RS3 Sedan
    •X3M40i vs GLC 43 vs 2019 Macan S
    •Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid vs M5 Competition vs E63s
    •Q8 vs New Cayenne vs New X5

  • a boy
    a boy Year ago

    Most stylish car in the world. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😚😚😚

  • Peter Mbanjwa
    Peter Mbanjwa Year ago +1


    DUB_SOULJA74 Year ago +1

    I'm dying inside it's a freaking Jaguar!!!

  • Respect Culture
    Respect Culture Year ago

    massive cars

  • nutmeg gaming
    nutmeg gaming Year ago

    Fuck me that car looks good

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire
    Gr8_Balls_o_Fire Year ago +5

    This guy is the best motor journo since Clarkson.

  • Bazukile Mgqibelo

    I'm gonna need your help when buying my first car. How can I get should ahold of you?

  • sanele Jele
    sanele Jele Year ago

    I might consider getting one. Aston Martin tried pulling up their socks with this baby.

    • Rommellollis
      Rommellollis Year ago

      sanele Jele do it and please take me for a spin!

  • Dkl
    Dkl Year ago

    Nice presentation. Natural, effortless and real. Reminds me a bit of Harris or Catchpole. Like and sub earned.

  • Didi Matjila
    Didi Matjila Year ago +1

    Rip off lamboghini

  • Steve Daire
    Steve Daire Year ago

    The “Vantarge” 😂😂😂

  • pluto_wild
    pluto_wild Year ago

    Did he say he is in the South?

    PEACEMAKER 1602 Year ago

    Looks like jaguar F-type

  • vusumuzi nhlapo
    vusumuzi nhlapo Year ago

    fast than a 720s? really?

  • Neuralizer
    Neuralizer Year ago

    looks like a mustang from the rolling stones

  • Drifty325i
    Drifty325i Year ago

    love the front end look, not so sure about the rear. But i’ll reserve that till i see one in real life. Would love to see an AMR version with a deep front splitter and rear spoiler, diffuser etc

  • Anthony Tromp
    Anthony Tromp Year ago

    Pure Class,What a car but a stupid name for the car .

  • Andy p
    Andy p Year ago +1

    that god Schmee didnt do the test, his voice goes through me like a bloody dentist dril

  • B M
    B M Year ago +3

    it looks way better in the rain

  • Sam Wood
    Sam Wood Year ago

    Interrior could be better(though its still nice) but come on........ that exterior is just pure fucking beauty, though i prefer the black version

  • Archie Makuwa
    Archie Makuwa Year ago +2

    I am not a fan of that car... For me, there is Porsche only. Everything else is just not for me. Even Jesus knows it.

    • kenichi sugimoto
      kenichi sugimoto Year ago

      well then... why did you come here to watch this video? I mean you don't need to... no offence btw.

  • Riaan van der merwe
    Riaan van der merwe Year ago +1

    love this guy - lol ....... The Grand Tour...if your looking for a new presenter?

  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo Year ago

    this testing and launch should be done on the best autobahn stretch, not a canyon mountain

  • Diego El Manya
    Diego El Manya Year ago

    The most beautiful monster I´ve ever seen.

  • Jayypastel24
    Jayypastel24 Year ago

    Literally best journalist and car channel.

  • Tshifhi GT
    Tshifhi GT Year ago +1

    Would like to drive it from Musina to Cape Town

  • mark murimi
    mark murimi Year ago

    That's a beautiful car

  • Ashley Lemmer
    Ashley Lemmer Year ago +6

    Stunningly beautiful car. Excellent journalism, filming and production guys. Your videos keep getting better.

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  • Live Jones
    Live Jones Year ago

    Yup they did it with this one no doubt about it. This car keeps me dreaming.

  • itani tseisi
    itani tseisi Year ago

    This is a great car, and that volume slider is going to be a problem to adjust whilst you're driving, You have to shift your attention from the road to make sure you don't end up touching something else instead of the volume but Imo I don't think I'd want to be fiddling with the stereo when I can just push the throttle and listen to that glorious V12..
    I almost forgot, this guy does some really good reviews, this is by far the best one.
    Keep the good work up mate

    • itani tseisi
      itani tseisi Year ago

      @Scuf Records Oh, My bad! I didn't notice.. Thanks mate

    • Scuf Records
      Scuf Records Year ago

      itani tseisi - there’s also one on the steering wheel

  • The Monk
    The Monk Year ago +2

    No ambient lighting, sad!!

  • Vernon Williams
    Vernon Williams Year ago

    Well done Aston Martin!

  • Manjunath G Shetty

  • Anderson Wright
    Anderson Wright Year ago

    Super light... 🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Anderson Wright
    Anderson Wright Year ago +1

    It sounds amazing!!!

  • Graeme Scala
    Graeme Scala Year ago +3

    Superleggera means "super light". Pronounced super lejerra - with a J sound.

  • joe fattal
    joe fattal Year ago +4

    As always a great review 👍🏼the DBS can easily now claim to be one of the most genuinely desirable cars on sale. Absolutely stunning

  • Mashoto Shaku
    Mashoto Shaku Year ago

    I think Aston makes the WORST interior at this price point. I mean compared to the competition...

  • Blake Swan
    Blake Swan Year ago

    AJag F Type for way too much money and not even a carbon fiber tub. Its the price in my opinion that brings this car down a peg. The complete opposite problem of a McLaren

  • Yusuf Petersen
    Yusuf Petersen Year ago +1

    ooooo those Mercedes benz parts...mmmmmm the styling of this little number is on point for a luxury sports car the roof has to be body colour tho to show off the lines better..

  • Asterix Wermutstropfen

    Superleggera is italiano like ferrari or lamborghini... But not good name for a british car... Like Astono Martini Supperleggera...

  • Kampamba Chanda
    Kampamba Chanda Year ago +7

    “ Excuse me, I’ve forgotten how to be a presenter” 😂👏🏾

  • Shane Oung
    Shane Oung Year ago +2

    THE best DBS review on youtube. And I've watched all of them

  • kensyre
    kensyre Year ago


  • Matome Ramphele
    Matome Ramphele Year ago

    That looks like Salzburg

  • Seán O'Nilbud
    Seán O'Nilbud Year ago

    Cunt doesn't even know what he's on about.

    CPT_ROB Year ago +13

    A saffer would still choose a Polo Vivo

    • Social Justice Warrior
      Social Justice Warrior Year ago

      No car can speak to the saffa soul like VW can. Vw knows how to make a car that can fit any personality. Germans really know how to make lovable cars. Yeah, aston marton looks like a nice flashy car I can show off to peasants in the Township, but honestly I'd rather just buy a Toureg or Top range Golf R, and still have some change left for a Nice Vivo or UP.

    • Jean Coetzee
      Jean Coetzee Year ago +1

      I'm a Saffer and if I was in a financial position to be able to purchase the Aston............I would still purchase a Vivo instead. Just Kidding. If I had that sort of money, I'd import a Corvette and convert it to RHD or a newer Holden Commodore (Lumina).

  • R. J. Steens
    R. J. Steens Year ago +4

    Stunning! You guys blew the socks off of all the other same-car reviews. Now hurry up and get more subs already.

  • denmark39
    denmark39 Year ago +3

    Doesn’t know what ps means?? A car reviewer who doesn’t know of metric horsepower... Jesus

    • Mudala Chirwa
      Mudala Chirwa Year ago +2

      it was a joke y'all are slow😐

    • bokamoso matebele
      bokamoso matebele Year ago +2

      Social Justice Warrior Some car manufacturers still quote a power output rating called PS, which stands for Pferdestrke (literally, 'horse strength'). It's alternatively known as DIN (Deutsches Institut fr Normung ) hp as opposed to SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) bhp.
      Ciro is a very intelligent car reviewer I never miss his Videos 😍

    • Social Justice Warrior
      Social Justice Warrior Year ago

      What is ps? I've never heard of her.

    • bokamoso matebele
      bokamoso matebele Year ago

      Actually he does. Look at his review of the AMG S65.

    • Sono
      Sono Year ago

      Seán O'Nilbud Why's he an asshole because he doesn't know PS?

  • Gustav Chuene
    Gustav Chuene Year ago

    Absolutely freaking awesome looking car, love the curves.

  • higurro
    higurro Year ago

    What a great review! Might want to double check how the weight compares to an F-Type though :)

  • Rune Lee-Kolhoff
    Rune Lee-Kolhoff Year ago +1

    I am the 1000th viewer!

  • MrSimmix
    MrSimmix Year ago

    I sommer drool 🤤
    That car really does look fantastic!

  • Paballo Mthakathi

    What’s the price tag on this baby