Aston Martin has a definitive version of its DBS Superleggera coming, and it’s called the DBS 770 Ultimate.
Just 499 examples of the front-engined, rear-wheel-drive GT will be built for sale worldwide, each producing a maximum of 759hp from the same twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 that produces 715hp in the standard DBS Superleggera.
The car is set to make its debut in early 2023, and both coupe and Volante convertible versions are planned, Aston Martin has confirmed. They will arrive in the US as 2023 models, although it’s not clear how many are slated for that market.
The DBS 770 Ultimate not only benefits from an increase in performance. Aston Martin said the car will have a sharper, more dynamic focus compared to the DBS Superleggera, in addition to unique design details. A teaser video hints at a new grille, which is among the unique touches.
While the DBS 770 Ultimate also marks the end of the road for the DBS nameplate, there’s a chance it will return in the future. The type plate goes back to the original DBS built between 1967 and 1972. It was revived in 2008 for the DBS V12 and 2018 with the current DBS Superleggera.
Despite the impending demise of the DBS line, Aston Martin has plenty of new products in the pipeline. These include updates to the Vantage and DB11 later this year, the launch of the Valhalla plug-in hybrid hypercar in 2024, and the launch of an electric sports car in 2025. An electric SUV is to follow in 2026. Other DBX variants are also planned, along with a mid-engined Vanquish supercar.