Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate Debuts: 759-HP Farewell To The V12 Flagship

300 coupes and 199 convertibles will be built, and each is already sold.

All good things must come to an end. It's a cliché of the highest order, but it perfectly sums up the Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate. The car you see here represents the pinnacle of production for the current-generation DBS, which is a prestigious way of saying this is the end of the line. Whether the nameplate returns with pure V12 power is uncertain, but in 770 Ultimate trim, it exits stage left as the most powerful DBS of all time.

As such, you can probably guess what 770 stands for. That's the metric horsepower rating of its twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12, which equated to 759 hp for those of us on the west side of the pond. The only way to get more hp from Gaydon is through electrification, so the DBS 770 Ultimate certainly lives up to its name.

Engineers massaged the engine's intake and ignition for a 7-percent increase in boost pressure. Additional fine-tuning of engine parameters contribute to the final power rating, which incidentally is enough to push the big GT car all the way to 211 mph. A special transmission calibration for the 8-speed automatic helps, too.

Upgraded power usually requires upgraded brakes, but the standard DBS ceramics are already up to the task. As a refresher, those are 16.1-inch discs in front and 14.1-inch at the back. The steering is upgraded though, courtesy of a new solid-mount steering column that increases both precision and driver feedback. The chassis is also a bit stiffer, and Aston Martin says the suspension gets special calibration that increases "control and composure without compromise to ride quality."


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