2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Convertible
- 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
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?
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|
5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A
|MPG||14 city / 22 hwy|
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||715 hp @ 6500 rpm|
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.
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.
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.
Is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera a good car?
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
Is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera reliable?
Is the 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera a good car?
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
What are the different models of Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?
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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?
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