Aston Martin has released the first teaser for a new “flagship Super GT” called the DBS Superleggera, which will only be unveiled in the June 2018. The new model will reportedly be the spiritual successor to the Vanquish, the brand’s previous super grand tourer.

The DBS Superleggera is another component of Aston Martin’s Second Century Plan, and will sit above the Vantage as well as the DB11 in its model line-up. “When you hear the name DBS Superleggera, you know what it is. It’s the definitive Aston Martin Super GT. It’s an icon, a statement and this one will be no different,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer

“We’ve pushed the boundaries of performance and design to give this car a distinct character and ensure it’s worthy of the heritage and weight that this name carries,” he added.

The first part of the name was first coined in 1967 for a model designed by William Towns, before being brought up again in 2007 for a DB9-based model. These cars should be familiar to those who have seen the following James Bond films: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

As for the second part of the name, it refers to an automobile coachwork construction technology developed by Felice Bianchi Anderloni, who established Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The Italian coachbuilder has quite a history with Aston Martin, with both working together to create iconic models such as the DB4, DB5 and DB6 Mark 1.

Aston Martin says the DBS Superleggera will “feature the highest levels of performance, craftmanship and design” at the top of its sportcar line-up but refrained from providing any details. Expect the DB11’s 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 to be repurposed for use in the new model, along with more aggressive styling. For now, do you think DBS Superleggera sounds better than Vanquish?

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