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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - best performance cars

Aston Martin’s flagship amplifies everything that makes the DB11 special

£225,000, 715bhp, 211mph top speed and a 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds are all deeply impressive figures, but there’s one number that can explain the tone of the DBS Superleggera pretty much in one go - 900Nm of torque.

Thanks to a twin-turbo, 5.2-litre V12, the DBS manages to accelerate violently at any speed. The peak torque is available from 1,800rpm to 5,000rpm, making overtaking an easy proposition - a hallmark of any great grand tourer.

The old DBS, based on the DB9, competed against the Ferrari 599. This new DBS sits directly in competition with a Ferrari too, the GTC4 Lusso. With its tiny rear seats the DBS doesn’t have the same practicality as the hatchback Ferrari, but it’s mid-range shove is intoxicating and it’ll cover ground like a true GT car while looking fabulous.

Top 10 best performance cars 2019

  1. Porsche 911
  2. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
  3. McLaren 600LT
  4. Ferrari 488 Pista
  5. Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster
  6. Caterham Seven
  7. BMW M5 Competition
  8. McLaren 720S
  9. Honda Civic Type R
  10. Ford Fiesta ST
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