Aston Martin will launch a limited edition model called the 770 Ultimate. The coupe, due out later in 2023, will stand out from the regular production model with a more powerful engine, several chassis-related changes, and some version-specific design details.
Aston Martin calls the car the “ultimate end of the bloodline” and promises the coupe will “beyond all models”. It added that the 770 Ultimate will feature a “redesigned, sharper dynamic focus and refined design”.
That’s rather vague, but there’s probably a big hint hidden in the name: the 770 could be referring to the engine’s output. The DBX 707 uses an evolution of the standard SUV’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine to develop the 707 Federstark, which is the German word for metric horsepower, often abbreviated PS. Applying this logic to the 770 Ultimate strongly suggests that the model will get a 770-Federstark A version of the twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 powering the standard DBS. That number translates to about 759 horsepower.
In contrast, the DBS puts 715 horsepower under the driver’s right foot. That’s enough for a 3.3-second sprint from zero to 60 mph. We’re guessing the Ultimate will keep the eight-speed automatic transmission, and the suspension mods should make for more responsive handling.
Aston Martin will release further details about the DBS 770 Ultimate in the coming weeks, with the model scheduled to debut in early 2023 – no date has been announced. Production will be limited to 499 units worldwide, and we expect a base price of over $300,000. As for what happens next, your guess is as good as ours: Aston Martin has yet to announce whether it will replace the DBS.