The Aston Martin DBS may be concluding its production history, but the automaker has a final statement to make before ending the flagship’s tale. The DBS 770 Ultimate is, Aston tells us, the most powerful DBS to come down the pike, and features a number of performance adjustments that put an acute edge on the model’s engine, suspension, transmission, and steering.
Aston designs continue to sustain British roadster classicism as they evolve, a unique equipoise between expressions of aggression and romantic lines. The last-generation DBS is both stealthy and voluptuous, a sculpted, ravenous road-devourer with a massive grille and splitter in front, a nearly radar-baffling roofline, a beautifully integrated and deepened rear diffuser, and special 21-inch wheels.
The grand tourer’s body features abundant tweedy carbon fiber. The DBS’s lateral stiffness has been increased by 25%, and the clamshell bonnet brings in additional air through a horseshoe-shaped engine vent; good news, as the 5.2L V12 has been tailored a bit as well, and now produces 759 horsepower and over 650 pound-feet of torque at peak. The DBS 770 Ultimate can reach a top speed of 211 MPH.
Inside the final DBS variant are Sport Plus Seats sheathed in semi-aniline leather and Alcantara; the two-tone color scheme is unique to the Ultimate, along with special badging and edition-identifying etches. Carbon-fiber gearshift paddles are a standard feature of the cabin.
Aston will begin producing the DBS 770 Ultimate this quarter, with deliveries scheduled to start in the third quarter of the year. Good news for the 499 souls who ordered before the book closed and the story ended.