Limited edition DBS 770 Ultimate marks the end of DBS production

The most powerful production Aston Martin ever will be limited to 499 units globally.

By Sony Thomas

The DBS nameplate has long exemplified modern-day Aston Martin’s supercar prowess. With its elegant yet dramatic styling and exhilarating performance credentials, the DBS is considered one of the finest flagships in the Gaydon carmaker’s history. Now, with the production of the current generation DBS about to end, Aston Martin has announced a variant that’s better than any before it; the DBS 770 Ultimate.

Boasting an uprated 5.2-litre V12 engine that puts out 770 horsepower and 900Nm of torque, the DBS 770 Ultimate is the most powerful production Aston Martin ever, and the fastest and most powerful DBS made. To make sure that the DBS 770 Ultimate is a befitting celebration of the iconic Super GT, only 499 examples will be built, available as 300 Coupes and 199 Volantes.

Aston Martin says the DBS 770 Ultimate has been extensively re-engineered for greater performance, enhanced driver engagement and heightened visual drama. Styling changes include a new front splitter, striking ‘horseshoe’ engine vent and deeper rear diffuser for improved engine cooling and aerodynamic balance. It also gets carbon fibre cant rails, windscreen surround, mirror caps, and fender louvre as standard. A carbon fibre sill element helps accentuate the DBS’s brawny profile by visually lowering the stance. Adding further distinctiveness to the DBS 770 Ultimate’s appearance is a set of unique 21-inch wheels available in three finishes – Satin Silver, Satin Black, and Satin Black with Diamond Turned finish.

While the enhanced output is channelled through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and mechanical limited-slip differential mounted at the rear, the DBS 770 Ultimate also benefits from transmission calibration aimed at enhancing shift speeds and driver involvement. The GT’s steering response and feedback have also been apparently improved with the introduction of a new solid-mounted steering column, while front-end lateral stiffness has been improved by 25 per cent to improve the driving experience.  Changes have also been made to the adaptive damping system, with unique damper calibration and software tune promising more composure without affecting the ride quality.

The cabin also gets some special treatment including Sports Plus seats trimmed in full semi-aniline leather and Alcantara and sporting a ‘fluted’ quilt and perforation pattern as standard. Carbon fibre gearshift paddles are also offered as standard, along with a host of plaques and logo plates that announce the special status of this limited-edition car.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin by the third quarter of this year. However, if you were not part of the 499 clients who got the opportunity to buy the DBS 770 Ultimate already, you’ll have to wait and hope that one of these is offered for sale individually later in the year, as order books have already closed.

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