People across the country are saving an average of $34k on the V12-powered Aston.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is probably one of the last cars on your mind when someone brings up an automotive "bargain." Propelled by a twin-turbocharged 5.2L V12, it has a price tag even loftier than its 715 peak horsepower rating: $304,995 to start.
Yet, as Autoblog reports, the DBS Superleggera offers the highest new car discount available in the US for the month of October, at $34,001. That's based on the current average transaction price versus the base MSRP, and it's nearly enough left-over cash to buy yourself a 2020 Ford Mustang GT, so that in theory, DBS Superleggera customers this month could come away with 1,175 horsepower for the price of 715.
That $34,001 average savings amounts to 11.1% off the base MSRP, but there are even steeper discounts out there this month, mostly in the luxury vehicle space. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT, for instance, is an even more alluring deal, with average savings of $23,103 - 14.4% off its $159,995 base MSRP. It pays to be a luxury car shopper.
Of course, the AMG GT is substantially down on power relative to the DBS Superleggera, but at 469 peak horsepower and a 0-to-60 time below 4 seconds, we would hardly call it a slouch.
The US auto market is in a period of flux as the country - along with the rest of the world - recovers from the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. The effects on the auto market have proven hard to predict due to the sheer number of different factors.
For instance, while there are millions of newly unemployed in the US, a number of states have taken steps to ensure that money keeps flowing in the form of unemployment insurance, and the federal government issued its own one-time $1,200 "economic impact" payment to eligible citizens. Meanwhile, factory shutdowns, both from OEMs and at the supplier level, have messed with the availability of inventory.
What we're trying to say is: if you're thinking of buying a brand new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera or AMG GT, we wouldn't suggest you wait, because there's no telling what pricing will look like next month.