Aston Martin unveiled the DBS 770 Ultimate this week and it marked the end of the grand tourer’s production. The 770 Ultimate is the final iteration of the current-generation DBS and the most powerful production vehicle Aston Martin has produced.
It’s limited to 499 units between the coupe and Volante convertible and if you want one, it’s too late. The full production has been reserved.
The “770” nameplate has been given to this DBS for the 770-ps (759 horsepower), 5.2 liter, twin-turbocharged V12 found under the hood. Torque figures are equally exciting at 664 lbs/ft, and are sent with all 759 horsepower to the rear wheels through a ZF-built eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard mechanical limited-slip differential.
Aston Martin uses a similar 5.2 liter V12 in the existing DBS Superleggera. But don’t mistake the one in the 770 Ultimate as a carbon copy. The Gaydon automaker tuned the monstrous engine to achieve a 7 percent increase in boost pressure.
The 44-horsepower increase from the standard DBS to the new 770 corresponds to a 0.2 second reduction in the 0-60 miles per hour sprint and the impressive albeit unchanged 211 miles per hour top speed.
A more powerful engine is a key improvement over the regular DBS. Under the DBS 770’s skin lies a more rigid front crossmember and rear undertray, which boost torsional stiffness by some 3 percent. Front-end lateral stiffness is enhanced too, by 25 percent.
Tweaked adaptive dampers and a new solid-mounted steering column further work to give the driver a better feel for the car. Carbon ceramic brakes with discs which measure 16.1 inches in the front and 14.1 inches in the back also come standard.
If you can’t hear the DBS 770 from a mile away, you’ll at least recognize it as it rolls by. Aston Martin reworked some of the vehicle’s aesthetics, providing a more sinister front bumper and splitter helping direct air to the engine bay. A massive horseshoe-shaped hood scoop further assists air down the vehicle’s smooth lines. In the rear rests a complex rear diffuser and lip spoiler to aid the aerodynamic balance at high speeds.
Buyers have three finish choices for the stylish 21-inch wheels all of which wear Pirelli P Zero performance summer tires. The wheel design is inspired by those worn on Aston Martin’s $3M Valkyrie hypercar.
Owners can specify their DBS 770’s interior however they wish through Aston Martin’s Q bespoke personalization service, but quite a bit of equipment comes standard. This includes leather-clad sport seats with quilting and alcantara, laser-etched badging wearing the DBS 770 Ultimate logo, carbon fiber on the steering wheel top and bottom, and carbon fiber surrounding the center console. More alcantara rests on the dashboard in addition to the door.
Production of the 2023 Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate is slated to start during Q1 of 2023 and delivery begins in Q3. Pricing starts at $391,486 for the coupe and $419,937 for the Volante convertible model, which includes shipping and at current exchange rates.