The DBS nameplate has been attached to some of Aston Martin’s finest flagships. Since 2018, a “DBS” badge has stood at the pinnacle of Aston Martin’s series production range, with a Twin-Turbo V12 powerhouse within and sensuous styling outside.
However, with the production of the current generation DBS nearing its end, Aston Martin presents a DBS “to surpass all others” – the DBS 770 Ultimate.
As its name suggests, the DBS 770 Ultimate, will be the most powerful production Aston Martin ever, and the fastest and most powerful DBS to date. Its extensive design and engineering enhancements ensure the DBS 770 Ultimate is going to be a highly-collectable variant of Aston Martin’s flagship Super GT. Available in both Coupe and Volante form, DBSUltimate will be built in strictly limited numbers – 300 Coupes and 199 Volantes – with all examples sold ahead of release.
DBS 770 Ultimate has an aggressive iteration of Aston Martin’s quad-cam 60-deg 5.2-litre V12 engine. According to the marque, it develops 770PS at 6500rpm and a colossal 900Nm of torque from just 1800rpm to 5000rpm, propelling the car to a top speed of 400 kmph.
This magnificent engine benefits from modified air and ignition pathways together with a 7% increase in maximum turbo boost pressure. Precise tuning of power and torque curves gives the driver a sense of boundless performance, with an intoxicating blend of exceptional response, outstanding in-gear acceleration and the authentic V12 soundtrack.
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, contributing to a truly connected driving experience. The car’s Carbon Ceramic Braking (CCB) system’s inherent capability is such that the DBS 770 Ultimate uses the same 410mm x 38mm front discs and 360mm x 32mm rear as fitted to the DBS.
To further improve the direct nature of the steering response and increase the level of detailed feedback, DBS 770 Ultimate introduces a new solid-mounted steering column, allowing the driver to enjoy a more precise connection with the road ahead, feeling what the front tyres are doing with utmost confidence and accurately gauge available grip.
Integral to achieving the engaging character and heightened steering feel of the DBS 770 Ultimate, front-end lateral stiffness has been improved by 25% to provide maximum performance feel and response. This increase has been achieved with an enhanced front cross member, and thicker rear undertray, which also increases global torsional stiffness by 3%, which translates to improved driving dynamics.
Enhancements have also been made to the Adaptive Damping System (ADS). The DBS 770 Ultimate has a unique damper calibration and software tune focusing on control and composure without compromising ride quality. By enhancing driver connection and preserving the DBS’ unmistakable continent-crossing character, the DBS 770 Ultimate elevates Aston Martin’s exemplary Super GT to even greater heights.
Just as the DBS 770 Ultimate has been mechanically honed, its appearance has also been amplified to present a more assertive design and uncompromisingly unique aesthetic befitting of a final edition model created to celebrate the end of an era.
Being an Aston Martin, this enhanced form also had to possess an authentic level of function – to provide increased airflow to the radiators, enhance thermal management, and to give greater visual road presence. Drawing increased airflow through the engine radiators, the clamshell bonnet features a dramatic ‘horse-shoe’ engine vent and a new front splitter integrates two new outboard vents. Together these serve to enhance cooling and echo the design signatures of previous DBS and V12 engine models.
Further design changes for DBS 770 Ultimate include a 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. A unique design of the rear diffuser maintains aerodynamic balance from front to rear and ensures the DBS 770 Ultimate is as unmistakable from the rear as it is from the front.
DBS 770 Ultimate is further distinguished by a new and 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, full Satin Black finish or the optional Satin Black with Diamond Turned finish to give a darker yet sophisticated appearance of the car. Pirelli P Zero high-performance tyres – 265/35 R21 front and 305/30 R21 at the rear – are standard fitments on all rims.
Inside, the DBS 770 Ultimate delights with a dazzling array of fresh design treatments that set it apart, while retaining the instantly recognisable cabin environment of the current DBS. The DBS 770 Ultimate 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 armrest. Carbon Fibre Gearshift paddles are also fitted as standard.
The DBS 770 Ultimate is also 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.
“When an iconic model generation reaches the end of production it is important to mark the occasion with something special,” says Roberto Fedeli, Aston Martin’s Chief Technology Officer. “In the case of the DBS 770 Ultimate, we have spared nothing in ensuring the final version of our current series production flagship is the best ever in every respect.”
Production of the DBS 770 Ultimate is due to commence in Q1 of 2023, with the first deliveries scheduled to begin during Q3 2023.