Cars Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride

14:21  12 july  2018
14:21  12 july  2018 Source:   autocar.co.uk

Baggies close in on deal for Johnstone

  Baggies close in on deal for Johnstone West Brom are closing in on a £5m deal to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. According to the Express and Star, West Brom are close to agreeing a fee of £5m to bring Johnstone to the Hawthorns on a permanent deal. Johnstone spent last season on loan to Aston Villa, helping the club reach the play-off final – as they lost 1-0 to Fulham. The English shot-stopper now looks set for a return to the Championship with West Brom. Darren Moore is looking for Johnstone to replace Ben Foster, who is set to leave the club this summer. Foster refused to attend a pre-season training camp last week and is the subject of interest from Premier League side Watford. The 35-year-old had previously voiced his commitment to West Brom, despite relegation, but now appears keen to return to the top-flight. Johnstone will be West Brom’s first signing of the transfer window.

During Industry Pool at the Nürburgring I have filmed the 2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera . Aston Martin has just unveiled its redesigned Vantage, and the

We first met when he took me for another passenger ride , that time in an original Elise 23 years ago. Read more. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera revealed.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride Like all the best prototypes, the DBS Superleggera is dark and scuffed.

Bits of tank tape dangle off it where engineers have fashioned crude concealments of its final appearance. Compared to normal press cars, which have been prepped, polished and preened to within an inch of their lives, it’s a mess.

Not that I or its driver, Aston Martin chief engineer Matt Becker, could care less. One minute ago that ‘Aston Martin’ read ‘Lotus’ because that’s what my fingers type automatically whenever Becker is about. We first met when he took me for another passenger ride, that time in an original Elise 23 years ago. And whatever the travails faced by Lotus since them, praise for the ride and handling of its cars has continued unstinted and for that we largely have Becker to thank.

West Brom close to agreeing Johnstone deal

  West Brom close to agreeing Johnstone deal West Brom are closing in on a £5m deal to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. According to the Express and Star, West Brom are close to agreeing a fee of £5m to bring Johnstone to the Hawthorns on a permanent deal. Johnstone spent last season on loan to Aston Villa, helping the club reach the play-off final – as they lost 1-0 to Fulham. The English shot-stopper now looks set for a return to the Championship with West Brom. Darren Moore is looking for Johnstone to replace Ben Foster, who is set to leave the club this summer. Foster refused to attend a pre-season training camp last week and is the subject of interest from Premier League side Watford. The 35-year-old had previously voiced his commitment to West Brom, despite relegation, but now appears keen to return to the top-flight. United are expected to sign Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant to replace Johnstone.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera teased… ASTON MARTIN has released the first teaser for a reborn DBS ‘SUPER GT’, dubbed the DBS SUPERLEGGERA . At this point, we

We first met when he took me for another passenger ride , that time in an original Elise 23 years ago. Read more. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera revealed.

Becker gets ready to demonstrate the new Aston’s potency © Autocar Becker gets ready to demonstrate the new Aston’s potency Since 2015 he’s been performing the same alchemy at Aston Martin.

It is well known that the DBS is the replacement for the Vanquish, but that doesn’t mean Becker is just adopting a ‘same but more so’ approach to the car: “The positioning of the DBS is more sporting and extreme than was the Vanquish and I don’t just mean the performance, although that is in a completely different league. Even the Vanquish S, which was a far better car than the Vanquish, was much closer to the DB9 than the DBS is to the DB11.

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Baggies and Villa both interested in free agent David McGoldrick

  Baggies and Villa both interested in free agent David McGoldrick Both West Brom and Aston Villa are in talks to sign free agent David McGoldrick this summer. Writing on Football Insider, Pete O’Rourke reports that the two clubs and Bristol City are all in discussions with the player. McGoldrick is a free agent after leaving Ipswich Town at the end of last season. The 30-year-old will appeal to the trio of clubs by arriving on a free transfer, as well as providing a wealth of Championship experience. The Baggies are looking to shake up their squad ahead of their return to the second tier. Darren Moore’s side have been looking to add goals to their squad this summer and missed out on the signature of Bobby Reid, who turned down a move to the Hawthorns to join Cardiff City. Aston Villa are also in the market for a striker with Lewis Grabban returning to parent club Bournemouth following his loan spell at the club.

But true luxury, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera luxury, is simple to define and easy to see: it is freedom. Freedom to create an environment of your choosing, freedom to express yourself, freedom to have it your way.

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This car has to perform as a supercar GT, so it needs to sit between a pure GT like the DB11 and an out-and-out sports car like the Vantage.”

Becker then starts talking ride frequencies in a language that might as well be Esperanto before putting it terms we can all understand: “During cornering, the DB11 has 3 degrees of roll per ‘g’, the DBS 2.6 degrees and the Vantage 2.1 degrees.”

It’s still in need of some badge engineering © Autocar It’s still in need of some badge engineering That is as good a statistical example of where the car has been pitched as any you’ll find.

However, there is nothing in the middle about the powertrain. The truth is that the 5.2-litre V12 motor’s 715bhp is achieved with no hardware modification at all. It was always able to produce than much, but simply held back to 600bhp for the DB11 by software. “But it’s not really about the power,” says Becker, “when you drive it, it’s all about the torque.”

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride Indeed, for while the power has been raised by 115bhp over the DB11, there’s almost 150lb ft of additional torque, a total of 663lb ft at just 1800rpm. “We needed an all-new gearbox to handle that,” says Becker and the car duly got one, an eight- speed ZF 96HP unit. But even that is at its torque handling limit in the DBS, so much so that torque has to held back to DB11 values in first and second gears.

Johnstone joins West Brom

  Johnstone joins West Brom West Brom have confirmed the arrival of Sam Johnstone from Manchester United. The club have confirmed that the former Aston Villa loanee joins the club on a four-year deal. Johnstone joins the club for an undisclosed fee which is believed to be somewhere in the region of £6.5 million. The player’s arrival is likely to signal the end of Ben Foster’s time at the club, with a move to Watford looking increasingly likely for the former Manchester United youngster. The 25-year-old impressed on loan at Aston Villa last season and played a key role in their route to the play-off final. Johnstone’s arrival is a sign of things to come at the Hawthorns with the Baggies looking to shake up their squad in a bid to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first attempt. Baggies head coach Darren Moore has praised Johnstone following his arrival at the club. “Sam is young and determined to be the best keeper he can possibly be – he’s hungry to do that with us at Albion. We’ve had him targeted from the outset and we’re all delighted to have him on board. He buys into exactly what we are trying to achieve and will hopefully represent the shape of things to come.

Announcing the re-birth of an iconic name. A distinctive moniker, set to be proudly worn once again by Aston Martin ’s flagship Super GT. DBS Superleggera .

Aston Martin has introduced the DBS Superleggera online following an extensive leak. The passengers navigate the software using a touchpad and a controller knob mounted between the Priced at 4,995, the 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera will arrive in the third quarter of 2018.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride “Not that anyone’s ever going to miss it,” says Becker, “because we’re somewhat traction limited even as it is...”

How limited? Allow Becker to elaborate: “The other day we were doing some performance testing and it broke traction on a straight, dry road. In fourth gear.” Now consider that this is a car with the traction advantage of having a gearbox between its rear wheels and a far tighter limited-slip differential than that found in the DB11. Fourth!

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride I clamber aboard to see what he’s talking about. It’s not so much the amount of power you notice but the shockingly immediate and relentless way it is delivered, along with an unforgettable, bellowing soundtrack.

At least from the passenger seat and particularly because of the noise (which is 10dB louder than the DB11) it doesn’t feel like a turbo engine at all, but a snarling, howling V12 of about ten litres displacement.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride But what of all this Superleggera stuff? With a kerb weight likely to approach 1800kg, this is clearly no lightweight. “Cars get heavier as they add power because you need to control that power with bigger brakes, wheels and tyres, stronger suspension and additional cooling. So even to stay the same weight an achievement. Yet the DBS is actually 70kg lighter than the DB11,” says Becker, who cites the use of carbonfibre for all of the car’s aerodynamic addenda plus the enormous front bonnet, rear deck and brakes as the prime movers behind the weight loss. Yet for all the titanic performance that results, the car still feels like a grand tourer from the passenger seat, and it’s largely the suspension choices made by Becker and his team that account for it.

Liverpool hold talks over Grealish deal

  Liverpool hold talks over Grealish deal Liverpool have held talks with Championship side Aston Villa over a deal for winger Jack Grealish. According to The Mirror, Liverpool are interested in signing Grealish this summer. The report claims that Liverpool have spoken to Villa about a potential move, but are not prepared to make a firm offer yet. Jurgen Klopp has not decided whether he wants to make a serious offer for Grealish. The report also claims that Tottenham are ready to make a £15m bid for Grealish, as they eye a cut-price deal. Tottenham are also said to be the favourites for Grealish’s signature, with Mauricio Pochettino a fan of the England under-21 international. Villa are under financial pressure to sell Grealish this summer, following their failure to win promotion to the Premier League. The 22-year-old scored three goals in the Championship last season for Villa as they made their way to the play-off final.

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In the new DBS Superleggera , Aston Martin has a Super GT that’s a breed apart. One that takes the fight to the world’s best on its own terms. Clad using

The DBS Superleggera’s V12 has 715bhp © Autocar The DBS Superleggera’s V12 has 715bhp “Some things we had to do: we needed a wider track [10mm front, 20mm rear] and bigger tyres to handle the performance [these have grown by one section at the front and two at the rear],” he says. “And of course we worked on the springs and dampers while Pirelli came up with a bespoke P-Zero tyre for the car which works really well: it’s quiet and very progressive when it starts to slide.

“But the secret is in the fine tuning. We could have given it traction by making it very soft at the back but that would have spoiled its balance, in fact we achieved it with the compliance bushing in the rear suspension. We have a higher bias on the limited-slip differential too, the engine mounts were tuned to keep the powertrain more stable under heavy loads and we took some damping out of the steering to make it feel cleaner.”

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride Detail, detail, detail. Of course we must wait until we can drive it before seeing if all this potential has been converted into reality but those areas I can report with reasonable accuracy – the ride, the punch and the noise all suggest that the DBS is not just going to be the fastest, most powerful Aston Martin production car in history, but a flagship super GT the likes of which we have not seen since the legendary V8 Vantage of 40 years ago.

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ASTON MARTIN presents Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (2019). These new mounts keep vertical stiffness and damping characteristics close to those of the DB11, in order to preserve ride comfort.

But true luxury, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera luxury, is simple to define and easy to see: it is freedom. Freedom to create an environment of your choosing, freedom to express yourself, freedom to have it your way.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride

Worth the weight?

Have you ever looked at old sports racing cars from some European blue blooded brands and wondered why almost all of them from the Ferrari 250LM to the Porsche 917 were right-hand drive? The answer is simple: most race circuits are clockwise, so that’s the side on which you’d chose for the additional mass of the driver to reside.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride In the road car arena, chassis tuners like Matt Becker can’t factor such considerations into their calculations because it is impractical to have more than one chassis tune for any given model, and that model could be left or right-hand drive and, of course, be inhabited by one or more people of potentially vastly differing proportions.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride “I noticed it more back in my Lotus days,” says Becker, “where in percentage terms the weight of the driver was far greater than it is in an Aston, and if we knew the car was only ever going to have a driver of a certain weight on board and no passenger we could have looked at setting it up differently. As it is we have to use one set up for all configurations.”

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride © Autocar Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: passenger ride Even so, driver mass and where you put it still plays a role in testing: “If a new test prototype is being built for use mainly on UK roads, I’ll make sure it has right-hand drive because it’s impossible to assess what a car’s doing when you’re sitting in the gutter. In general testing we always try to be as consistent as possible which is why for dynamic assessment when we’re setting up suspension and so on, we always use a car with full fluids and two people on board of around 80kg each.”

Newcastle and Leeds battling to sign Championship striker .
Newcastle and Leeds United are both interested in a deal to sign Jonathan Kodjia from Aston Villa this summer. The Express and Star reports that the Ivorian forward is set to be moved on as one of the club’s highest earners. Kodjia was a big-money signing from Bristol City following Villa’s relegation to the second tier. He was signed to fire them back to the Premier League, but injuries have troubled him during his time at the club. Both Newcastle and Leeds are looking for extra firepower this summer and there is a feeling Kodjia could be available on the cheap. Villa’s financial worries have been well documented off the pitch as they prepare to offload some of their most valuable players. Newcastle have been linked with moves for Alassane Plea, who looks set to join Borussia Monchengladbach and Salomon Rondon. The West Brom striker is available for £16.5 million this summer, but Kodjia could be considered the cheaper option.

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