The Italian Job
British heritage and Italian styling come together in perfect harmony.
Two of the automotive industry’s most evocative names, Aston Martin and Touring first came together in 1958 with the Aston Martin DB4. Wearing the trademark ‘Superleggera’ insignia along the bonnet, it featured a lightweight (tube-frame) body, had 240bhp from its 6 cylinder 3.7-litre engine and was one of the most desirable sports cars of its day. The collaboration continued with the DB5 and DB6.
Fast forward to 2018 and Aston Martin and Touring have teamed up once again to create the superlative Super GT. Combining British heritage and engineering with Italian coachbuilding has led to the creation of Aston Martin’s new flagship model which replaces the esteemed Vanquish S. Naturally, the new car has epic performance courtesy of its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 which produces 725PS and 900Nm of torque allowing for a top speed of 211mph and blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds.
The new car will be central to the Aston Martin Works display at this year’s Salon Privé which takes place in the grounds of Blenheim Palace from Thursday 30 August to Saturday 1 September.