Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate marks end of production – Only 499 units
The Aston Martin DBS was a mighty flag-bearer for the brand until the crazy Valkyrie hypercar showed up and made the humble DBS look a little tame, which was addressed with the Aston Martin DBS 770 Untimate. As the name suggests, there’s 770 hp – or 759 hp – a significant increase over the ‘regular’ DBS’s 715 hp. Engine tweaks amount to modified air and ignition paths and a seven percent increase in turbo boost for the 60-degree, 5.2-liter, four-cam V12. In the benchmark sprint, the Ultimate is no faster than the production cars: 0-100 km/h takes 3.4 seconds, the top speed of 340 km/h remains unchanged.
There’s still a ZF eight-speed gearbox and a mechanical LSD on the rear axle, but the Ultimate is treated to special gearbox calibration for quicker shifts and an extra dose of ‘driver interaction’. The brakes remain unchanged. To further improve steering responsiveness and increase the level of detailed feedback, the DBS 770 Ultimate introduces a new solidly mounted steering column, allowing the driver to enjoy a more precise connection with the road ahead, to feel what the front tires do, and the available time accurately assess grip.
Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate
As an Aston Martin, this evolved form also had to have an authentic function. Both provide increased airflow to the radiators, improving thermal management and providing better visual road presence. Drawing increased airflow through the engine radiators, the clamshell hood features dramatic “horseshoe” engine vents, and a new front splitter incorporates two new outboard vents. Together these serve to improve cooling and reflect the design signatures of previous DBS and V12 engine models.
Other detail design changes for the DBS 770 Ultimate include 2×2 twill carbon fiber cantrail, windshield surround, mirror caps and Fender Louvre as standard. A new carbon fiber rocker panel visually lowers the side profile towards the rear wheel, creating a confident stance that emphasizes the DBS’s muscular physique. A unique rear diffuser design maintains front-to-rear aerodynamic balance, ensuring the DBS 770 Ultimate is just as distinctive from the rear as it is from the front.
DBS 770 Ultimate also features a new and unique 21” wheel style available in three configurations. Inspired by the impressive Aston Martin Valkyrie and Victor, this new 21″ multi-spoke design is available in a full Satin Silver finish for a sparkling jewel appearance, a full Satin Black finish for a contemporary and sporty appearance, or an optional Satin Black with Diamond Turned finish. Finish available to give the car a darker but more refined look. Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires – 265/35 R21 at the front and 305/30 R21 at the rear – are standard on all rims.
Inside, the DBS 770 Ultimate delights with a dazzling array of fresh design treatments that set it apart while retaining the current DBS’s instantly recognizable cabin environment. Emphasizing its halo positioning, the DBS 770 Ultimate features Sports Plus seats upholstered in full aniline leather and Alcantara, with a fluted quilt and perforation pattern as standard. The performance seat from Aston Martin can also be selected as an option. A bespoke trim split was introduced, with contrasting colors associated with piping and stitching, along with a bespoke strap and buckle badge with a laser-etched DBS 770 Ultimate logo on the center armrest. Carbon fiber paddle shifters are also fitted as standard.
Finally, the DBS 770 Ultimate is fitted with a unique set of rocker plaques displaying the Aston Martin wings, the DBS 770 Ultimate logo and the limited edition numbering identifying the vehicle as one of 300 coupés or 199 volantes.
As with all Aston Martins, the scope for truly unique personal specification is virtually limitless. A diverse range of bespoke Q by Aston Martin options are available for the DBS 770 Ultimate, including Q liveries with various graphic options, painted wheels to match body or graphic colours, tinted carbon fiber and woven leather seat inserts, trim inserts and steering carbon fiber wheel.
All 499 examples are accounted for, the car will no doubt be a must-have in any Aston Martin collectors range and with mechanical upgrades as well as the visual changes the 770 Ultimate is a very appealing Super GT and a fitting finale hooray for the model.