Aston Martin is phasing out the DBS series. For the finale, there is the Ultimate special model with a particularly powerful engine – as a Coupé and Volante.
The British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin is also facing an electrified drive future. Hybrid and electric are the signposts for future models. There will no longer be pure combustion engines under the hood. So the sports cars they drive are gradually going on their farewell tour. Now, for example, the front motor sports car Aston Martin DBS says goodbye as the DBS 770 Ulimate - as a coupé and with the convertible version called Volante.
The DBS 770 Ultimate was announced at the beginning of January 2023. The order books were already closed again for its official premiere in the middle of the same month. All 499 copies - 300 coupés and 199 convertibles - have already been assigned to an owner. Deliveries will start in the third quarter of 2023.
Biturbo V12 with 770 hp
The DBS 770 Ultimate owners can look forward to the most powerful production Aston Martin of all time. Modifications to the ignition and intake paths, together with a slightly increased boost pressure, squeeze 770 hp and a maximum of 900 Nm out of the 5.2-liter V12 biturbo engine. The power flows to the rear wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission trimmed for even faster gear changes and a mechanical limited-slip differential. In the best case, the DBS runs at a speed of 340 km/h. The coupé goes from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds; the Volante is two tenths of a second slower.
A speed that the Brits want to master with the carbon-ceramic brake system from the standard DBS. A new steering system guarantees more feedback and even more precise steering behavior. Wider tires on the front axle increase the level of grip. An additional strut stiffens the front end, and a thicker floor panel at the rear takes on this task. A new calibration adapts the adaptive damper system to the new framework conditions.
More air for the V12
In addition to the technical fine-tuning, the DBS 770 Ultimate can also be visually distinguished from the standard DBS. A differently designed front apron directs more cooling air towards the engine compartment via two new air intakes. Horseshoe-shaped ventilation gills ensure better ventilation of the same. The new front splitter increases the downforce on the front axle. Redesigned side sill panels ensure a smoother air flow on the flanks. At the rear, this is taken care of by a deeper diffuser. Carbon window surrounds, black painted brake calipers, red taillights and the darkened exhaust tailpipes also ensure the unique look. ,
The wheel arches are filled with exclusively designed 21-inch alloy wheels, which are available in three finishes. 265/35 tires are mounted at the front, and 305/30 tires rotate at the rear.
Inside with carbon, leather and Alcantara
In the cockpit, which is lined with perforated and quilted leather and Alcantara, the passengers can make themselves comfortable in Sport Plus seats. The center armrest is spanned by a leather strap with a special model buckle. The gears are chipped in via carbon paddles. Also made of carbon, the door sills present the consecutive serial number of the special model.
In addition, each DBS 770 Ultimate can be extensively individualized via the special request department Q. However, Aston Martin does not name prices either for the Q options or for the special model itself. This is irrelevant, however, since all vehicles have already been sold.
Aston Martin says goodbye to the DBS with a special model from the portfolio. Only 499 examples of the DBS 770 Ultimate will be made – 300 as a coupé and 199 as a convertible. All vehicles have already been firmly assigned to customers before the official premiere.