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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Aston Martin DBS Superleggera


On the inside

Layout, finish and space

For DBS, read DB11, just with a bit more glamour. Still four seats (the most strident thing about the whole car will be the complaints emanating from those forced into the rears), the boot is an identical size and shape (wide, not deep), but the overall vibe is very… familiar.

The trim has been upgraded, the options are doubtless more extensive and the paddles have been given a crisper pull, but this remains a tighter, less well organised and user-friendly cockpit than that of, say, a Bentley Continental GT. The centre console is still cramped, there’s still nowhere to slot the large, heavy key and the seats don’t feel any more enveloping than those in the DB11.

The material quality is sublime, the build quality more than acceptable, but the design and layout needs work. This would have been the time to sort it out.

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