Aston Martin DBS Superleggera May Get Even More Than 715 Horsepower?


Sounds like a more powerful AMR version is in the cards.

We can still see the steam coming off the piping hot Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, which was revealed just over a month ago. The buzz hasn't really died down and yet there is already news circulating about an even more powerful version. Aston Martin turned a lot of heads when it revealed a more potent version of the DB11 called the AMR shortly after the arrival of the standard car. Speaking to Aston Martin executives, Australian outlet Motoring discovered that an even faster version of the DBS is on its way.

“We produced an AMR version of the previous Vantage and have an AMR Rapide and DB11, so it’s safe to assume a DBS Superleggera is coming,” a senior Aston Martin executive told Motoring. The DBS Superleggera is already a bewildering car with a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 producing 715 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Amazingly, the DBS was developed to “leave space” for a faster, more hardcore AMR version. As with the DB11 AMR, the DBS AMR should receive revised spring rates, retuned adaptive dampers, and a modified limited-slip differential in order to make it more track-oriented.

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The DBS AMR should also sport the same lime green stripe motif as the DB11 AMR, though customers may be able to choose from different colors. On the inside, the comfortable leather chairs in the DBS will likely be replaced by carbon fiber buckets to save weight. The AMR will likely have a bit more power, as an Aston exec confirmed that the V12 engine has been engineered to produce a “maximum [of] 750 hp” without any major modifications. It isn't known when we will see the DBS AMR, but it could arrive in late 2019 or early 2020 with a $50,000 premium over the standard car's $304,995 price tag.