When you enter the world of Aston Martin, the acronym DBS is associated with the empyrean of performance. From 2018 onwards, the sports cars with this acronym have been characterized by the V12 bi-turbo engine, which has now been further developed to reach 770 HP and give life to a special series. It’s called DBS 770 Ultimate, it can be had in both Coupé and Volante versions and it’s the most powerful and fastest production Aston Martin ever. It will be built in a limited number of specimens, three hundred for the closed bodywork and one hundred and ninety-nine for the open one, but if you are thinking of buying one, know that production is already sold out. The 5.2-litre has reached 770 HP at 6,500 rpm and 900 Nm at 1,800 rpm, which are enough to reach 340 km/h.
Traction is exclusively rear, with the specially calibrated ZF 8-speed automatic transmission working together with the mechanical limited slip differential. When it comes to slowing down, the carbon ceramic braking system comes into play, with 410 mm diameter front discs and 360 mm rear discs. Also new to improve the driving feel is the solid mount steering column makes the connection between car and driver more precise. The electronic adaptive damping suspension has also been specifically tuned, as have some specific chassis parts to increase stiffness. As for the external shapes, the clamshell bonnet integrates a horseshoe-shaped air intake which, together with the front splitter and the new air intakes, fulfills the cooling needs.
Carbon fiber has been used for various bodywork details and the rear diffuser has been redesigned to maintain aerodynamic balance between front and rear. Also new are the 21-inch wheel rims shod with 265/35 Pirelli P Zero tires at the front and 305/30 at the rear. Inside, on the other hand, the sports seats upholstered in semi-aniline leather and Alcantara stand out, with “grooved” quilting and a perforated motif, while shell seats are available on request. The DBS 770 Ultimate logo is laser engraved into the trim found on the center armrest and the shift paddles are also in carbon fibre. Of course, there’s a wide range of customization available, but list prices are top secret. In any case, the first deliveries are scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.