Aston Martin has announced its most powerful production model to date as a final tribute to the flagship DBS Super GT.
The brand name is ‘DBS 770 Ultimate’, a name that alludes to the enormous power provided by the twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine. Maximum output is now a whopping 770hp.
Only 499 of the special finale will be produced, split between 300 Coupe and 199 Volante convertibles.
‘Unlimited Performance and Responsiveness‘
Extracting 770 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque from the V12 involved upgraded components, as well as a 7 percent increase in maximum turbo pressure. The result is a possible top speed of 211 mph and what Aston describes as “excellent in-gear acceleration”.
The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission is calibrated specifically for the 770 Ultimate and is linked to a mechanical limited-slip differential. Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, while the steering has been tuned for greater precision and feedback.
Other changes include a 25 percent increase in front-end lateral stiffness, thanks to redesigned components underneath the DBS 770 Ultimate.
The suspension’s standard adaptive damping system has also been enhanced, with unique damper settings designed to provide ride comfort and body control.
“Uncompromising Unique Aesthetics”
External changes to the DBS 770 Ultimate include a new front splitter, a ‘horseshoe’ hood vent and a larger rear diffuser. Carbon fiber trim is used for the windshield surround, exterior mirrors and side air vents.
A set of 21-inch alloy wheels is inspired by the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Victor models and is available in a choice of three different finishes.
The interior gets Sports Plus seats, trimmed in full semi-aniline leather and Alcantara, as standard. Custom sill trims are individually numbered to reflect the 499 example.
Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman said: “DBS has always been at the pinnacle of Aston Martin’s production line-up. Now we’re putting even more…more power, more performance into the DBS 770 Ultimate Purity and in a more refined, more tasteful and most considered way.
“Last Word for Emphasis”
Aston Martin has already established a record of using the “Ultimate” name for its final-edition models. The badge was previously used on two generations of the Aston Martin Vanquish and has now been used on two generations of the DBS V12.
But if you want to learn about Aston Martin history, you’re in the wrong place. All 499 examples are reserved for customers and the order book is closed.
The latest DBS 770 Ultimate will start production in the first quarter of 2023 and be delivered to customers in the third quarter of 2023.