Austria in summer is pure driving heaven. It’s home to some of the most scenic views imaginable, found by a series of switchback mountain roads dotted with frequent villages that are perfectly spaced for coffee breaks.
Then, if you time it right, you’re never far from a nice stretch of speed-limitless German Autobahn to really test a car’s legs. Except of course if you’re driving the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.
With a bit of coaxing by some of the engineers at one of our coffee stops, it was suggested that I open the taps once over the border and see what this twin-turbocharged, 5.2-litre V12 had on the derestricted German motorway.