Unleashing DBS 770 Ultimate: A ferocious farewell to Aston Martin’s Super GT flagship
Long associated with cars of style and performance, the DBS name has been attached to some of Aston Martin’s finest cars. Since 2018 the DBS has stood at the pinnacle of Aston Martin’s range; a Twin-Turbo V12 blessed with ferocious performance and unmatched style. With production of this current generation DBS nearing its end, Aston Martin has revealed the DBS 770 Ultimate.
As its name suggests, the DBS 770 Ultimate is, in their words “an emphatic last word”. The most powerful production Aston Martin ever, and the fastest and most powerful DBS to date, extensive design and engineering enhancements ensure the DBS 770 Ultimate is going to be a highly-collectible celebration of Aston Martin’s flagship Super GT. Available in both Coupe and Volante form, DBS770 Ultimate will be built in strictly limited numbers – 300 Coupes and 199 Volantes – with all examples sold ahead of release.
The DBS 770 Ultimate features a ferocious rework of Aston Martin’s quad-cam 60-deg 5.2-litre V12 engine. Now developing 770PS at 6500rpm and a colossal 900Nm of torque from just 1800rpm to 5000rpm, propelling it to a top speed of 211mph, the engine benefits from modified air and ignition pathways together with a 7% increase in maximum turbo boost pressure.
Power is fed through a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and mechanical Limited-Slip Differential (LSD) mounted at the rear of the car. In addition, DBS 770 Ultimate receives a unique transmission calibration to enhance shift speeds and driver interaction.
Front end lateral stiffness has been improved by 25% to provide maximum performance feel, this increase has been achieved with an enhanced front cross member, and thicker rear undertray, which also increases global torsional stiffness by 3% for perfectly balanced driving dynamics.
Enhancements have also been made to the Adaptive Damping System (ADS), with unique damper calibration and software tune focusing on control and composure without compromise to ride quality.
It’s appearance has been enhanced to present a unique aesthetic befitting of a final edition model created to celebrate the end of an era.
Being an Aston Martin, this form had to possess a level of function. Both to provide increased air flow to the radiators and give greater visual road presence. Drawing increased air flow through the engine radiators, the clamshell bonnet features a ‘horse-shoe’ engine vent and a new front splitter integrates two new outboard vents.
Further detail design changes include 2×2 Twill Carbon Fibre Cantrail, Windscreen Surround, Mirror Caps, and Fender Louvre as standard. A new carbon fibre sill element visually lowers the side profile towards the rear wheel, creating a poised stance that accentuates the DBS’s muscular physique.
The car is further distinguished by unique 21” wheel style available in three finishes. Taking inspiration from the formidable Aston Martin Valkyrie and Victor, this new 21” multi-spoke design is available in full Satin Silver finish for a bright jewellery appearance, full Satin Black finish or optional Satin Black.
Signifying its halo positioning, it comes with Sports Plus Seats trimmed in full semi-aniline leather and Alcantara, featuring a ‘fluted’ quilt and perforation pattern as standard. Aston Martin’s performance seat can also be selected as an option. A bespoke trim split has been introduced, with contrast colours linked to welt and stitching, along with a tailor-made strap and buckle badge featuring a laser etched DBS 770 Ultimate logo found on the centre arm rest. Carbon Fibre Gearshift paddles are also fitted as standard.
Finally, DBS 770 Ultimate is fitted with a unique set of sill plaques showcasing the Aston Martin Wings, DBS 770 Ultimate logo and Limited-Edition numbering signifying the vehicle as one of 300 Coupes or 199 Volantes.
Like all Aston Martins, the scope for true one-of-a-kind personal specification is virtually limitless. A diverse range of Q by Aston Martin bespoke options are available on DBS 770 Ultimate, including Q liveries with assorted graphics options, painted wheels to match body or graphics colours, tinted carbon fibre and woven leather seat inserts, trim inlays and a carbon fibre steering wheel.