For well over a century now, Aston Martin has been producing some of the most sought-after, expensive, and exclusive cars any gearhead could ever imagine driving, including some simply irresistible supercars. The current generation Aston Martin DBS has been a great success, is a huge improvement over the previous (and much loved) model, and we're sure nobody has ever jumped out of one and thought "Hmm, needs more power..."
Despite that, Aston Martin is clearly quite keen on one-upping themselves, and as a result, the brand has cleared production for the 770 Ultimate editions, including an outrageous drop-top Volante version. There are some fantastic facts and figures surrounding this gorgeous supercar, so buckle up and take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these top ten fast facts!
10 What's In A Name?
Aston Martin has a rich history spanning over 110 years now, and while the DBS 770 is certainly no heritage-based throwback model (unlike other special editions they've released), Aston Martin has called upon some previously used names to adorn the new model.
The DBS itself spans back to the late-1960s and was intended to replace the then-long-in-the-tooth DB6 model. The DBS has always been the pinnacle of performance cars for Aston Martin, the original model in V8 form was once the fastest four-seat production car in the world.
Aston Martin has also utilized the 'Ultimate' moniker in the past when signing off on the original Vanquish – again, this was an end-of-the-run, super powerful, and totally exquisite farewell model.
9 The Ultimate Edition Is The Most Powerful DBS Ever
The standard DBS model is certainly no slouch, making use of a humongous twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 – however, the technical team within the factory has been to work on the unit and increased the power from 715 hp to a staggering 759 hp.
There's little else out there that can even come close to figures like these, especially in sublime comfort with the wind in your hair too – although, with a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds, you'd best be holding on to your hat.
8 Exclusivity Is Guaranteed With The DBS 770 Volante
We've all been to car meets before now, and been blown away by the sheer amount of supercars in attendance – although, it must be quite disheartening for the owners of Corvettes, Audi R8s, and Porsche 911s to have spent so much money, only to blend into a sea of similar cars at such meets.
This certainly won't be an issue for new owners of the Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate Volante, as only 199 examples will ever be built – and 299 coupes in addition. When spending the ludicrous amount of money that's required for one of these, you'd be pleased to know you're highly unlikely to ever pull up alongside another.
7 It's Way More Expensive Than You're Thinking
Talking of the price, it's clear that this monstrously powerful and immaculately equipped Aston Martin is never going to be a cheap car, but at $420,000 it's beyond expensive – it's obscene!
The standard base model DBS kicks off at $330,000, which means this Ultimate edition carries an impressive $90,000 premium – this may seem excessive, but the likelihood is this premium will carry over into the used market (thanks mainly to the crazy exclusivity of the Ultimate's limited numbers), so that premium doesn't seem too heavy now.
6 The Top Speed Nudges The DBS 770 Near Hypercar Territory
We've already touched on the impressive performance offered by this V12 masterpiece of British engineering, but the outright speed deserves a special mention – very few topless supercars offer the kind of speed that this Ultimate DBS 770 presents for lucky customers.
This roof-down rocket can propel itself all the way up to 211 mph, at which point the 5.2-liter V12 will be screaming into the red line, and really stretching out the 8-speed automatic transmission.
5 This Isn't A Stripped-Out Special – Luxury Levels Have Never Been Higher
As can only be expected from the range-topping Aston Martin, the cabin is packed full of the latest technological toys and comfort-inducing gadgets.
Features include a state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen sound system, so if you did ever tire of the screaming V12 engine, you could listen to your favorite tunes with immaculate clarity. The James Bond-esque Q division of Aston Martin will allow customers to personalize to their hearts (and wallets) content, with $10,000-plus leather seat options, carbon-fiber shift paddles, and anything you could dream of really if you're prepared to pay for it!
4 Aston Martin's Configurator Shows Endless Personalization
If the sound of personalizing a DBS 770 Ultimate Volante sounds like fun to you, then you might want to check out the configuration program that Aston Martin has released, allowing you to flick through hundreds of different color and specification combinations.
HotCars had a go at creating the perfect spec Volante recently, have a look here to see what we've created, and consider how you might be able to improve upon our combination! Whether you prefer a reserved and understated scheme or something loud and aggressive to match the performance, the configurator will let you create your ideal DBS 770.
3 The DBS 770 Volante Makes Use Of The Best Materials Available
Customers of the DBS 770 certainly shouldn't feel short-changed when spending over $400,000 on this latest flagship convertible, and they won't have to look far to see what their hard-earned money has been spent on.
Lavish amounts of the highest quality leather coat every surface imaginable in the cabin, apart from the backs of the carbon seats which sit exposed and look terrific. Talking of carbon – the stopping power of the 770 Ultimate editions is incredible, thanks to simply huge carbon-ceramic brake discs, which at 200 mph+ you'd be quite glad of!
2 There's Not Much Competition For A Supercar Like The DBS 770
Thanks to the excessive cost of building such cars, and the limited customer base, flagship GT-style supercars really are in a class of their own, and not too many competitors exist in the field for the DBS 770 Ultimate Volante to fight against.
One car that springs to mind is the equally impressive Ferrari 812 GTS – a 6.5-liter V12 king of the road, which just so happens to reach the exact same 211 mph top speed. The question remains then, if you have $400,000 burning a hole in your pocket, and you fancy a convertible – do you go British or Italian?
1 This Is A Fitting Farewell To The Sublime DBS Model
The 770 Ultimate Volante is a fitting final model of the third-generation DBS, which has been in production now since 2019. Aston Martin has ensured this Super-GT will go down in history as one of the greatest cars ever produced by the firm, with incredible performance figures, luxuriously appointed interiors, and remarkable exclusivity.
Aston Martin now looks into the future with hybrid models, such as the Valkyrie and Valhalla – this DBS 770 then may well be one of the last great exclusively petrol-powered supercars the company ever produce, and fortunately for all of us, they've done everything possible to ensure it's one of their all-time greatest hits.