Following a teaser in April for a new “flagship super GT”, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has recently been spotted at the Nurburgring in soft-top guise. The car, likely to adopt the Volante name as tradition of convertible Astons past, has been reported to be the successor to the Vanquish, previously the marque’s range-topping grand tourer.

The DBS Superleggera is tipped to employ a reworked version of the twin-turbocharged, 5.2 litre V12 engine which powers the DB11 AMR. While it produces 639 PS and 700 Nm of torque in that car, the forthcoming flagship is likely to bring outputs closer to the 700 PS mark.

Details are still thin on the ground, however the DBS Superleggera can also be expected to sport uprated chassis componentry including suspension and brakes, to cope with the heightened performance. The fixed-roof version of the DBS Superleggera is expected to make its debut next month, with the Volante (seen here) tipped to follow suit six to eight months after that.