Beautiful is Absolute – The new DBS Superleggera | Aston Martin | Nick Knight
The new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera makes its debut with a starring role in a new film by the innovative image maker Nick Knight.
Placed centre stage amidst a bold piece of contemporary cinematic art, the DBS Superleggera’s poise and power are vividly re-imagined through Knight’s unique vision.
The DBS Superleggera has been brought to life through Knight’s dazzling use of photography and CGI, and the shoot was produced by PRETTYBIRD. A location shoot in a former steelworks provided key shots, environments and backgrounds, which were then blended in to Knight’s trademark post-production. ‘I like to push the frontiers of non-narrative film,’ he says, ‘it’s about weaving in a set of emotions and responding naturally to what you see.’ A hugely complex 3D model of the DBS Superleggera was then animated, with dynamic reflections that morph and flex in time with the soundtrack.
Fast-changing angles, ‘impossible’ computer generated camera moves and perspective shifts convey a sense of speed and power, with the DBS Superleggera bursting from this kaleidoscopic array of dynamic animated forms. Animation and reflection creates a sparkling and futuristic monochrome landscape that appears to shift and melt around the car. ‘This vision of the car coming out of darkness is like a galaxy speeding towards us,’ says Knight.
ABOUT DBS SUPERLEGGERA
DBS Superleggera. A true thoroughbred that marks the return of not one, but two illustrious names. With DBS, Aston Martin is reviving an iconic nameplate that first appeared on in 1967, while Touring’s famous mark – Superleggera – will once again adorn the bonnet of an Aston Martin. A collaboration that originally paved the way to the DB4, 5 and 6 Mark 1, DBS Superleggera pays homage to the historic super lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian coachbuilder.
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 immaculately sculpted carbon fibre body panels this latest model is blessed with muscular, highly individual styling. A look that’s perfectly matched by epic performance courtesy of a bi-turbo 5.2-litre V12 tuned to produce tremendous power and immense torque for breathtaking response and extraordinary in-gear performance.
As Aston Martin’s magnificent new Super GT flagship, the DBS Superleggera replaces the esteemed Vanquish S. That’s a tough act to follow, but one it was born to do. With 725PS, 900Nm of torque, a top speed of 211mph and blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds, DBS Superleggera is a car dedicated to delivering an unforgettable driving experience and class-leading in-gear acceleration, with 50-100mph achieved in fourth gear in a mere 4.2 seconds.
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