Despite Aston Martin joining other manufactures in transitioning to a majority EV lineup by 2030, that doesn’t mean it’s completely done with dino juice and pistons yet. Since 2018, the Aston Martin DBS and its twin-turbo V-12 engine has served as the automaker’s flagship and it isn’t ready to change that up just yet. The mighty 12-cylinder is getting one more go-around in what is most likely the last of its kind from the brand: The 2024 Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate. Alright, now say goodbye because it’s already sold out, but we’ll get to that later.
According to Aston Martin, the DBS 770 Ultimate is the most powerful and fastest DBS it’s ever produced. Of course it is, but what does that actually mean when it comes to numbers? Under the hood sits Aston Martin’s familiar quad-cam 5.2-liter V-12 engine, tweaked to push out 770 metric hp—hence the name—and 900 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 5,000 rpm. That equates to 760 hp and 664 ft-lb in American. Both are enough to push the DBS to a top speed of 211 mph. Aston Martin says the extra power comes from a combination of turning up boost pressure by 7 percent over the previous iteration of the engine and “modified air and ignition pathways.”
A tuned ZF eight-speed automatic transmission combined with a mechanical limited slip differential bear the brunt of pushing all of that power to the pavement, while the same set of carbon ceramic brake discs found on the vanilla DBS help slow it all down. The 770 Ultimate gets a new solid-mounted steering column, which Aston Martin claims will allow the driver to have better communication with the front tires. On the subject of driving feel, a new cross member and thicker rear undertray give the DBS 770 Ultimate a 25-percent increase in lateral stiffness.
With the on-paper chops worthy of a supercar flagship, the DBS also has the look. Quite frankly, its outward appearance doesn’t vary very much from a “standard” DBS at all, which is a good thing. The DBS is a beautiful vehicle. Aston Martin’s designers should give themselves pats on their backs for penning a shape that has the potential to be timeless. Seriously, we love this thing so much we put it in a hilariously one-sided battle against a McLaren Senna just to give us an excuse to watch it go around the track in anger.
That being said, there are some minor styling changes for 770 duty, including side intakes on the front fascia being replaced by new carbon fiber pieces to channel more air into the engine bay and a re-worked carbon fiber rear diffuser. Of course, the Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate comes with a set of exclusive 21-inch wheels because it needs more than some exclusive aero to set it apart. The rollers are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires with 265/35 fitment up front front and 305/30 at the rear.
Like the exterior, the cabin of the DBS 770 Ultimate isn’t much different from current models with the exception of a pair of carbon fiber bucket seats adorned with panels of alcantara and leather. The interior follows a black and blue color scheme with blue stitching to bring it all together. If you’re worried about comfort over long trips, the carbon fiber seats look like they can recline which could be back saving. As usual the rear “seats” are useless for anyone over four feet tall. So, basically, that creepy mechanized doll from the movie M3GAN might fit if she contorted into that space with her freaky joints.
If the Aston Martin DBS 770 sounds like your kind of party then we have bad news. All 499 examples—300 coupes and 199 Volante convertibles—have been sold with deliveries set to begin in Q3 of 2023. That means the vast majority of us won’t get to experience the fastest DBS ever made unless it get’s added to Gran Turismo or Forza Horizon 5. Ah well, such is life…
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