With production of its stunning DBS Superleggera coming to a close, Aston Martin’s recently-announced DBS 770 Ultimate is sending the much-lauded model out to pasture in inimitable style.
Beneath its sleek lines, flowing curves and muscular proportions, the DBS remains one of the world’s great GT cars, with its speed and agility matched only by its comfort and craftsmanship. Now, Aston Martin claims to have left no stone unturned in ensuring the final version of its series production flagship delivers even more of the same.
An uprated example of the standard car’s twin-turbocharged V12 engine produces a staggering 770PS and 900Nm of torque, not only delivering a 3.2-second 0-62 time, but making the DBS 770 Ultimate the most powerful production Aston Martin to date.
To take advantage of such prodigious performance while maintaining the ride and handling quality which customers have come to expect, the model is extensively re-engineered. In addition to aero upgrades including a new front splitter and deeper rear diffuser, improvements to the steering, suspension, transmission, and underbody structure accentuate driving feel, response and agility.
The combination comes together with explosive results, as noted by Autocar’s Deputy Road Test Editor, Richard Lane, in his recent five-star review of the car. “[The DBS 770 Ultimate] corners cleanly, settles almost immediately, then on the way out its revised chassis essentially pulls the wrinkles out of the road, inspiring you to get very greedy indeed with the throttle pedal. And it does all of this while in general riding more effortlessly and gently than the regular car everywhere you go.
He continued: “Where things get clever – and where Aston has shown an uncanny level of awareness – is how this heightened control and pliancy in the chassis is blended into what the car’s almighty powertrain is doing” before concluding: “what we have here is probably the finest Aston of the modern era. One that’s not much less usable than, say, the Porsche 911 Turbo, yet has a sense of occasion any Ferrari or Bentley would be proud to have and is so dynamically proficient that you could happily hammer one a thousand motorway miles then have your jaw dropped on a tatty country road at the other end.”
Production of the DBS 770 Ultimate edition is limited to just 499 examples globally – 300 Coupe and 199 Volante. With all examples already spoken for, deliveries to lucky owners are set to commence later this year.