Aston Martin is celebrating the end of the career of its DBS coupe with an exclusive limited series, whose V12 is pushed to 770 horsepower.
Announced by a teaser at the beginning of January, the special series marking the end of the career of the Aston Martin DBS is officially unveiled. The English coupé launched in 2018 is bowing out in style, gaining 45 horsepower for this Ultimate limited series.
The DBS 770 Ultimate offers, as its name suggests, 770 horsepower. Which makes it the most powerful production Aston Martin, the V8 of the DBX stopping at 707 hp. To reach such a level, the Gaydon engineers have reworked the V12 5.2 biturbo by offering it a revised intake and ignition, as well as a turbo pressure increased by 7%. The colossal torque of 900 Nm and the top speed of 340 km/h are identical. Surprisingly, the 0 to 100 km/h remains the same with 3.4 s for the coupé and 3.6 s for the Volante.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, while a limited-slip differential is fitted. Stiffness is increased by 25% in the front thanks to an improved crossmember. Adjustments have also been made to the adaptive suspension system and a new solid steering column is installed. The DBS retains its carbon ceramic brakes.
A few styling details
As the last special series celebrating the end of an era, the 770 Ultimate is distinguished by a few new details such as 21-inch wheels (available in satin, black or diamond-cut) inspired by the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Victor (2020). They are fitted with Pirelli P Zero tires as standard. The hood receives a horseshoe air intake, and the front and rear have redesigned shields.
On board, the DBS 770 Ultimate comes with Sports Plus seats trimmed in full semi-aniline leather and Alcantara. They can be adorned with colored leather, while a strap is placed on the armrest with a specific badge. “Performance” seats are available as an option. The coupe gets carbon fiber paddle shifters as standard, and a numbered plaque on each door sill.
499 copies already all sold
The DBS 770 Ultimate is limited to 499 units, including 300 coupés and 199 “Volante” convertibles. Aston Martin indicates that all are already sold, even before the official presentation. The price is not given by the manufacturer, but should be higher than the €300,000 required for the standard DBS.
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