V12 gets boost to 759 hp
Just 499 will be built
The 770 in the name is the headline, and it refers to the car’s 770 PS output. That’s 759 hp in ‘Murican numbers, 44 more than the standard DBS can do. The twin-turbo 5.2L V12 engine puts out loads of torque, too, able to make 664 lb-ft from 1,800 rpm all the way to 5,000. Give thanks for the increase to seven percent more boost pressure and some other tuning changes.
All the new power (and the old power) is sent to the rear wheels through a ZF eight-speed auto and a mechanical limited-slip unit. Aston has tweaked the box’s programming for quicker shifts and more driver interaction.
A solid-mount steering column also serves to help connect the driver to the vehicle, adding more direct response and feedback. The suspension tuning has been stiffened by 25 percent up front to make sure the nose responds instantly and the whole chassis is stiffer than the standard car.
If the driver gets a little too much driver interaction, standard carbon ceramic brakes bring the DBS 770 Ultimate to a stop in a hurry.
More hood vents and a new front splitter help keep the engine cool while adding some extra visual aggression to the car. Aston has given the Ultimate new wheels and there is some extra carbon fibre trim to make sure this special edition stands out.
Inside, the handful of fortunate buyers will find the company’s Sports Plus seats trimmed in semi-aniline leather and Alcantara with a fluted quilting pattern. You can opt for a performance seat instead. The DBS 770 Ultimate is also fitted with a new contrast-colour strap and trim split, with DBS 770 Ultimate logos around the cabin.
From there, of course, Q by Aston Martin will let you make your Ultimate completely custom. The bespoke team can add liveries, paints, woven leather, and other niceties.
Production of the car is set to start this quarter, and Aston says deliveries should start in Q3.