Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: Wheels gets a first look

The wraps come off Gaydon’s flagship in Melbourne

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WHEN it comes to catching first sight of a brand new European supercar, Melbourne probably wouldn’t be your first choice to set up as a spy photographer. But before we’d even seen pictures of the car in its undisguised state, Aston Martin had invited us to a sneak preview of its box-fresh DBS Superleggera range-topper.

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This was over a month ago now and we’d been sworn to secrecy in the interim. I wasn’t even allowed to snap a few pictures to show the rest of the crew back in the office, and the level of secrecy that Aston Martin had gone to in order to spirit the DBS into the country must have been pretty extreme to escape the all-seeing gaze of fan pages like Melbourne Car Spotters.

Getting treated to the full Aston Martin customer experience at the dealership in Swan Street, Richmond was quite something for somebody who has never bought a new car any more exotic than a Golf, but better than that was the opportunity to get up close and personal with a vehicle that will help burnish Aston Martin’s brand equity still further.

If you’d like to see a whole lot more of the 533kW/900Nm monster, click on the video above.

 

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