Can you ruin an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera?

Aston Martin's configurator reveals a few strange options

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The new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is a sublime thing of beauty. That’s a fact – if you disagree, you’re probably some sort of cold-blooded lizard. It’s like the ultimate embodiment of new Aston Martin design; bits of the DB11, hints of the Vantage and a socking great grille to remind you of its power (and hatred of the Ferrari 812 Superfast). In other words, bloody marvellous.

And this got me thinking. Can you go on Aston Martin’s very detailed and hi-res configurator and spec up a DBS Superleggera that looks horrible? Is it actually possible to ruin it?

Er, no. Not the exterior, anyway.

There is a really wide palette of colours to choose from, whether you choose from Aston’s shades or the secretive-sounding Q colours. I’ve chosen Lime Essence. It looked good on the Vantage, but I thought it would look out of place on a DBS. That’s not the case. While bright green wouldn’t be the colour I’d actually choose if I was in a position to buy one – I think I’d go for Ocellus Teal – this vivid shade still looks mega. Try and find a colour that the big Aston doesn’t look good in, I dare you.

Next up, carbon fibre.

You don’t only get carbon fibre on the DBS Superleggera. No sir. You get a choice of carbon fibre styles, and the dizzying choice of where to put them. More carbon fibre is better in my book, so I’ve chosen pretty much all of it. The exterior body pack, consisting of the front splitter, rear bumper and diffuser, is only available in this expensive material, and both the bonnet and side louvres are made out of it too.

Not even red tail lights can make the DBS look any less glamorous. I thought they might make it look base spec. I’ve also chosen a weird roof combo – a body coloured roof panel and carbon fibre strakes on top of the doors – but whatever you do, you can’t make the outside look bad. This car even has black and bronze satin 21-inch wheels, which sound horrible, but the DBS still looks out of this world. Not only that, but I’ve also specced contrasting Vivid Blue brake calipers (from the Q palette) and a gold under-bonnet like a McLaren F1. Mmm, opulent.

Into the cockpit

So we've established that you can’t really ruin the exterior of the DBS, as much as you might like to. But is that the same story with the interior? Let me put it like this. The Caithness leather allows you to choose combinations like Copper Tan and Royal Mint. That’s what is shown in the picture above, and I’d say it’s pretty awful. You might disagree, in which case I’ll point you to your nearest opticians. Alternatively, you might choose a red and orange combination, for a pretty realistic Lightning McQueen vibe. Money can definitely not buy taste.

As if two clashing colours weren’t enough, you can choose a third shade for the welt. Whilst that sounds like an incurable disease, the welt option covers the Aston Martin embroidered seat and the stitching. Yellow seems like a good choice. To slash even more resale value off your car, why not choose the leather headliner? It's colour matched to the mint seats, and features some strange intricate detailing.

The dashboard

Aston Martin allows you to choose from three dash trims. One is Piano Black, which I’m sure is now the default choice for sub £15k superminis, and another is something called satin chopped carbon fibre. I’ve picked this one for these pictures, as it doesn’t really look like carbon fibre. You can have this slathered all around the centre console, on the door cards and, as a further option, covering the seat backs. Make the space darker by choosing a completely different type of carbon fibre for the ‘interior jewellery pack’, which includes the air vent surrounds, door handles and steering wheel ring.

Ah yes, the steering wheel. You can choose Alcantara or carbon fibre options, but here’s the standard wheel matched to the tan seat colour. It might be just me, but coloured steering wheels aren’t right – they look kind of uncomfortable. Just for further proof that you can ruin the interior of a DBS, the seat belts and carpets are both Spicy Red.

I’ve added a few different options onto the car, such as tyre cushions, a state-of-the-art cover and AM-branded dust caps. Obviously there’s no price on this configurator, as if you need to know the price you can’t afford it.

Reckon you could create a worse DBS Superleggera than this? Have a go on the configurator, and post your attempts in the comments!

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Comments (31)

  • And you put the steering wheel on the wrong side! Ha that’s hilarious

      3 years ago
    • 3 years ago
  • I believe I inadvertently discovered Tony Stark's new Aston...

      3 years ago
  • Car Configurators are definitively great, since a while it’s for me a fun game to get the ugliest and weak but most expensive car.

    Here’s a cool example: 33keuros for a poor A3 without any valuable feature 😂

      3 years ago
    • Car Configurators are definitively great, since a while it’s for me a fun game to get the ugliest and weak but most expensive car.

      Here’s a cool example: 33keuros for a poor A3 without any valuable feature 😂

        3 years ago
    • Car Configurators are definitively great, since a while it’s for me a fun game to get the ugliest and weak but most expensive car.

      Here’s a cool example: 33keuros for a poor A3 without any valuable feature 😂

        3 years ago
  • I built mine.. same lime essence.. with full carbon pack. Black alcantara interior but I would actually order it as it looks brutal

      3 years ago
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