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Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate

£314k finale comes with 759bhp

This is the new Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate, a thoroughly boosted swansong for the British company’s DB11 Based V12 grand tourer.

The 770 Ultimate is the most powerful production Aston Martin ever, with power from its 5.2-litre V12 making 759bhp, 44bhp more than the standard DBS .

The extra muscle power arrives predominantly from a 7% rise in turbo pressure, combined with advances to the air and ignition pathways. This allows a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 211mph (for the coupe variant), although it isn’t just straight line grunt that’s the change, there is an extensive chassis and drivetrain revamp via recalibrated adaptive dampers and a new solid-mounted driving column intended to improve engagement and firm up the handling.

Along with the chassis changes  underneath include tougher new crossmember increasing stiffness by 25%, a stiffer undertray at the back to increase rear-end rigidity by 3%.

The eight-speed ZF gearbox has also been re-tuned for quicker shifts.

On the outside the 707 Ultimate takes its looks from the similarly enhanced Aston Martin DBX 707, albeit covered in a lot more in carbon fibre. At the front is a sizeable bonnet vent that heightens the engine cooling, a newly downforce increasing front splitter, flanked by a couple of greater air vents that boost airflow and hint at the design from the previous-generation DBS, and at the rear is a bespoke rear diffuser.

New 21in wheels are available, reminiscent of those supported by the Valkyrie and Victor.

The interior is more similar to the original DB11/DBS but with more 770 laser badging, but comes with top-rung leather and Alcantara sports seats, also a unique colour split for the cabin trim and stitching.

The 770 Ultimate will be launching as Aston Martin celebrates its 110th birthday in 2023 – and the 75th anniversary of the DB nameplate.

The limited run of 300 coupes will be priced from £314,000 and for the convertible, 199 will be made priced from £337,000. Each has already sold out ahead of deliveries starting in late summer.