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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Will Add Volante, AMR Variants

CEO confirms two new versions of the grand tourer

We reported earlier this month that there’s a good chance we’ll see an AMR version of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Now, CEO Andy Palmer has outright confirmed that Aston Martin will make this more potent model, as well as a drop-top Volante.

Speaking with Autocar, Palmer said the two new variants are a sure thing. “I’m on record as saying that there will be an AMR version of every car, so you can take that as read, and the Volante is a given,” he said. “In fact, testing has already begun.”

Palmer wouldn’t give specifics on the DBS Superleggera AMR, but we reckon it will come with more power, a sport-tuned suspension for better handling, and carbon-fiber elements to shed weight. Palmer did provide one hint, saying that Aston Martin could enhance torque even more than the original model.

“The standard DBS Superleggera is designed to be a car that anyone can drive without feeling intimidated, but the punch it packs from that torque is what sets it apart. It is a sensational characteristic that every driver can enjoy,” said Palmer. “But the engine can be turned up more and it will be on the AMR. As for how much and how, you will have to wait and see.”

The standard DBS Superleggera comes with a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 engine that makes 715 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. According to Aston Martin’s estimates, the grand tourer can zip to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 211 mph.

The Aston Martin Vanquish S received a Volante version. So it makes sense that the car that essentially replaces it also gets a drop-top. Palmer said this new car was a “no-brainer.”

“The DBS Superleggera Volante makes a lot of sense,” Palmer said. “It’s fast and purposeful, but it’s a car designed to be driven rather than be edgy and intimidating.”

It’s unclear how much we can expect to pay for these special versions of the DBS Superleggera. In the U.S., prices for the standard model will go from $308,081.