2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Convertible

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What’s new

  • No significant changes for 2021
  • Part of the first-generation DBS Superleggera introduced for 2018

Pros & Cons

  • Mind-bending acceleration from its 715-horsepower V12 engine
  • Exceptional balance of handling prowess and ride comfort
  • Genuinely exclusive
  • Infotainment could stand to be better, especially at this price
  • Transmission lacks finesse at lower speeds
  • Rear seats are for decoration
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2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Review

If you close your eyes and imagine the ultimate exotic luxury coupe, it probably looks a lot like the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. The top model in Aston Martin's lineup, the DBS Superleggera represents everything the brand has to offer in terms of speed, quality and comfort. And it looks the part. Distinctive styling makes it clear that the DBS Superleggera is in rare air, and a turn behind the wheel — with 715 horsepower on tap — drives the point home with authority.

There aren't many competitors in this range that prioritize comfortable, long-distance grand touring. Most cars this expensive focus on performance first, and the DBS Superleggera is less suited for a racetrack than its rivals from Ferrari and McLaren. But there's a special allure to the grace, glamour and brute force of Aston Martins. And it doesn't get more Aston Martin than this.

Which DBS Superleggera does Edmunds recommend?

Each DBS Superleggera is functionally the same, but you can add several packages and options to make this dream car your own. Personally, we'd skip the Underbonnet Jewellery Pack that swathes the engine bay in gold, though the Q Exterior Pack with gloss black carbon-fiber accents strikes an agreeable balance between sport and luxury. The lightweight forged wheels, carbon-fiber roof and titanium exhaust would also round out the DBS Superleggera quite nicely.

2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera models

The DBS Superleggera comes as either a coupe or convertible (the Volante). Each one rolls off the lot with a turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 engine making 715 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels.

Every Superleggera comes standard with:

  • 21-inch wheels
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
  • Adaptive suspension dampers
  • Carbon-fiber splitter, sills and diffuser
  • Matte black exhaust tailpipes
  • 8-inch central display screen
  • Navigation system
  • Aston Martin premium audio
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather interior
  • Carpeted floors and trunk
  • Sport seats with memory settings and heating
  • 360-degree camera (gives you a top-down view of the DBS and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Front and rear parking sensors (alerts you to obstacles that may not be visible behind or in front of the vehicle when parking)

Standout features on the long list of available options include:

  • Lightweight forged 21-inch wheels
  • Carbon-fiber roof
  • Titanium exhaust
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim
  • Leather headliner
  • Ventilated seats
  • Contrast seat stitching
  • Bang & Olufsen Beosound stereo

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    Features & Specs

    Volante 2dr Convertible features & specs
    Volante 2dr Convertible
    5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A
    MSRP$334,700
    MPG 14 city / 22 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower715 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite DBS Superleggera safety features:

    Front and Rear Parking Sensors
    Alerts you to obstacles in front of or behind the DBS while parking.
    360-Degree Camera
    Provides a bird's-eye view of the DBS to help you navigate tight parking spots.
    Tire Pressure Monitoring
    Measures the pressure of each tire and informs you when a tire's pressure is too low.

    Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vs. the competition

    Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vs. Ferrari 812 Superfast

    Where the DBS weaves performance into its luxurious demeanor, the 812 Superfast is about maximum performance all the time. From striking looks to a shrieking naturally aspirated V12, the 812 Superfast has a take-no-prisoners approach to grand touring that makes it an exceptional athlete. It doesn't offer a convertible option, however.

    Compare Aston Martin DBS Superleggera & Ferrari 812 Superfast features

    Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vs. McLaren GT

    The McLaren GT is the rare mid-engine grand tourer, using an engine position designed for better performance and offering front and rear trunks to maximize cargo space. As a result, it has excellent acceleration and handling, though its attempt at luxury comfort is inherently compromised. Still, the GT looks great, and the vertically opening doors never fail to impress.

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    Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vs. Bentley Continental

    As one might expect, the Bentley provides premium luxury and comfort on the road, with a sumptuous interior designed to make road trips stress-free. The downside is all that grandeur adds a lot of weight. The Continental is fast but not as athletic as the DBS, and its styling is reserved by comparison. Of course, to many Bentley owners, that's the point.

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    FAQ

    Is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 DBS Superleggera both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Aston Martin DBS Superleggera fuel economy, so it's important to know that the DBS Superleggera gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera:

    • No significant changes for 2021
    • Part of the first-generation DBS Superleggera introduced for 2018
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    Is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera reliable?

    To determine whether the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the DBS Superleggera. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the DBS Superleggera's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 DBS Superleggera is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?

    The least-expensive 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante 2dr Convertible (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $334,700.

    Other versions include:

    • Volante 2dr Convertible (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $334,700
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    What are the different models of Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?

    If you're interested in the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, the next question is, which DBS Superleggera model is right for you? DBS Superleggera variants include Volante 2dr Convertible (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of DBS Superleggera models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Convertible Overview

    The 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Convertible is offered in the following styles: Volante 2dr Convertible (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A).

    What do people think of the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Convertible?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Convertible and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 DBS Superleggera Convertible.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Convertible and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 DBS Superleggera Convertible featuring deep dives into trim levels including Volante, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Convertible here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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