Aston Martin has announced what it calls the “rebirth of an iconic name”, with the revived moniker set to be worn by the brand’s upcoming flagship “Super GT”.

The name in question? None other than “DBS”, which in this instance will be suffixed by “Superleggera”…

The Gaydon-based brand says the new DBS Superleggera will sit “at the pinnacle” of its sportscar line-up (and thus essentially replace the Vanquish), featuring the “highest levels of performance, craftsmanship and design”.

“When you hear the name DBS Superleggera, you know what it is. It’s the definitive Aston Martin Super GT,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer.

“It’s an icon, a statement and this one will be no different. We’ve pushed the boundaries of performance and design to give this car a distinct character and ensure it’s worthy of the heritage and weight that this name carries,” he added.

Aston Martin says further details on the new model will be revealed at some point in the second quarter of 2018.