- Aston Martin is retiring the current-gen DBS with a bang, revealing the DBS 770 Ultimate in a limited edition of 499.
- Aston calls this its most powerful production car ever, thanks to a 759-hp 5.2-liter V-12.
- The special car, which is already sold out, is part of the company's celebration of 110 years since it was founded on January 15, 1913.
If this is your first time hearing about the Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate, you're already too late. To celebrate the end of the current-generation DBS, Gaydon has whipped up quite the barnstormer, only 499 of which will be built, and all of which are already reserved. You snooze, you lose.
It's one hell of a swan song too; in fact, Aston Martin says, the DBS 770 Ultimate is the most powerful production car the automaker has ever produced. Under that long hood is a 5.2-liter V-12 engine producing 759 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, which is delivered to the rear wheels through a ZF-built eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard mechanical limited-slip differential. The OEM made no mention of 60-mph sprint times, but it did say that top speed is a suitable 211 mph.
Aston Martin didn't just jack up the boost pressure and call it a day. While it does use the same carbon-ceramic brakes as the standard DBS, a whole raft of updates under the skin should boost its handling prowess, as well. A beefier front crossmember and rear undertray boost overall torsional stiffness by 3 percent, while front end lateral stiffness is up by 25 percent. A new solid-mounted steering column should bestow the driver with some additional feel, and the adaptive dampers carry unique tuning, too.
If the FOMO hasn't already crept in, it will as soon as you see a DBS 770 Ultimate roll by. It is handily the sharpest DBS variant on the block. Tweaks to the bumpers bring an angrier look alongside additional airflow, and that focus on aerodynamics continues by way of a massive horseshoe-shaped vent on the clamshell hood. There's also a flashy new set of 21-inch wheels, available in three finishes and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero performance summer tires.
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The DBS's interior was already pretty radical, but Aston Martin has kicked things up a notch for this final edition. Standard sport seats include semi-aniline leather and uniquely quilted Alcantara. The center armrest gets a cute little leather strap with a laser-etched badge carrying the DBS 770 Ultimate logo. The model designation can also be found on the doorsill plaques. Of course, any owner can go above and beyond what's seen here, thanks to Aston Martin's Q bespoke services, which can add all manner of clever graphics and paint colors into the build.
The 2023 Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate will be limited to 499 units, split between 300 coupes and 199 convertibles, with production starting in the first quarter of this year and deliveries happening in the third. Unless you're waiting for one to pop up on Bring a Trailer, you're out of luck, because the order books are already closed.