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The Ultimate DBS Is Here


Aston Martin is saying goodbye to its DBS with an amazing limited-edition mega version. The DBS 770 Ultimate is the British luxury automaker’s most powerful production car to roll out of the Gaydon assembly facility.

How Many Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate Cars Will Be Built?

Before I go further, if you were hoping to raise your hand and empty your bank account for one of these, you’re out of luck. All 499 (300 Coupes and 199 Volantes) have been spoken for, which is how it usually goes for rare, expensive supermachines like this. Still, it’s worth discussing because the DBS 770 Ultimate is as ferocious as beautiful.

Aston Martin has been around since 1913, and this car is part of the yearlong party that marks 110 years for the brand. How do you celebrate something like that? A V12 is an excellent place to start.

How Fast Is the Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate?

The DBS 770 Ultimate has a 5.2-liter 12-cylinder engine bolted under the hood. This iteration of that mill churns out a massive 759 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. And all of that oomph is sent out to the rear wheels by a ZF-sourced 8-speed gearbox.

It’s enough power to catapult the car from zero to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. If you have the room ahead of you and no fear of losing your license, the top speed is 211 mph.

Beyond just power increases, of which this car was already doing well at 715 hp for the standard DBS, the 770 Ultimate goes further. Aston Martin engineers have stiffened the chassis, adjusted the steering feel, and retuned the dampers. The carbon ceramic brakes employ front rotors that exceed 16 inches in diameter. That’s larger than the wheel diameter of this Jag sitting behind me.

What Does the Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate Look Like?

Outside, the car gets a slight styling refresh compared to the standard version. Aston Martin says this doesn’t just heighten the visual wonder but also aids in airflow for cooling.

Step inside; there’s more to push the 770 past the regular DBS. You have the Sports Plus seats wrapped in semi-aniline leather and Alcantara. There’s a quilted and perforated pattern, which always looks extra fancy. The central armrest has a laser-etched logo, and the shift paddles are carbon fiber.

Aston Martin has applied “Ultimate” to models in the past to signify the end of a model run. Not to say that a given model won’t come back, but for now, that model’s time is up, and such is the case for this DBS.

Aston Martin will build 300 coupes and 199 Volante, or convertible, models. Production starts imminently, and those who claimed one will likely see their limited-run luxury rockets sometime this fall.

How much will each one cost? That’s hard to say since owners can customize theirs further through the Q by Aston Martin bespoke program. But a standard DBS starts at around $330,000. You can add at least another $100,000 to that figure and keep climbing.

Oooh, wee, 007 sure likes his cars fast and expensive.

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Jeff Glucker
Jeff Glucker
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