This year marks the last year for the current Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Aston married the DBS and Superleggera badges in 2018 at the Coupe’s release. The DBS is the most grown-up car on sale from Aston Martin today. It would be a porterhouse for two if it were a menu item and it’s packed with the luxurious creature comforts of a Luxury GT car. You even get four leather seats in the DBS. Usually, Superleggera cars have no back seats or power front seats. For the last year of production, Aston is making 499 DBS 770 Ultimate special editions of the car. Of which 300 will be coupes and 199 volantes (convertibles.)
New For 2023 The DBS 770 Ultimate
The DBS 770 Ultimate is the most powerful Aston Martin road car ever made. It has a limited production run of 499 cars sold globally. The order books have already closed, and the new owners should expect to see their Ultimate touring cars this fall. This DBS version has a 5.2-liter V-12 twin-turbo engine like the standard DBS, only it has been tuned to offer 759 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 664 pound-feet of torque at 1800-5000 rpm. The top speed stays the same at dizzying 211 miles per hour.
DBS Superleggera Is Next-Level Performance For Aston Martin
The 2018-2023 Aston Martin DBS features a 5.2-liter V-12 with two turbochargers. This dynamic formula will take you from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds. 0-100 takes a mere 6.4 seconds. That’s the same time it took the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 to go 0-60. The standard DBS features 715 horsepower at 6500 rpm. All that power descends to the pavement through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, and it all goes to the rear wheels. Of course, you can’t put that power to the ground without a decent set of tires as well. The DBS is fitted with Pirellis made specifically for it. Obviously, the car can still eat those tires for breakfast if you turn the traction control off and put your foot down. The suspension is sporty but softer than most of its competitors, like the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Aston Martin’s grand touring cars are known more for their comfortable ride on a long road trip rather than the fastest lap around the Nurburgring.
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The DBS features a front double wishbone suspension with coil springs and active damping. Drivers can choose between three driving modes: GT, Sport, and Sport Plus. This is made possible by the Active Damping System (ADS) from Skyhook Technologies.
The DBS features 21” Forged “Y” spoke wheels and special Pirelli tires measuring 265/35/21 in the front and 305/30/21 in the rear.
DBS Real-World Fuel Efficiency
The Aston Martin V-12 is not terribly inefficient. It has an EPA-estimated 14/22/17 mpg city/highway/combined fuel efficiency. It has a monstrous 20.5-gallon fuel tank for those long trips and fewer stops to fill up. This means you have a range between 287 to 451 miles.
Grand Touring Luxury Interior And Comfort
The DBS has no shortage of the creature comforts drivers have come to expect in their vehicles today. Perhaps that is why this is not a true Superleggera because people are not willing to compromise on modern luxuries. If you can afford to buy a 2023 Aston Martin DBS, you are no stranger to lavish things and leather upholstery. The seats are heated and ventilated. The DBS has multiple interior trim options available, including ash wood grain, carbon fiber, or satin-finish chrome. Aston Martin offers an optional four-piece luggage set matching the interior of your car. Talk about bougie. They even have five optional seat belt colors: Flint, Champagne, Spicy Red, Mocha, or Graphite.
Aston Martin Entertainment and Technology
The DBS features an 8-inch display with GPS navigation, no matter which model you choose. They also offer Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity. The DBS has a built-in garage door opener. The infotainment system is borrowed from Mercedes-Benz, and you’ll have a similar mouse-wheel and touchpad to navigate your infotainment system. Aston Martin has included a nine-speaker audio system, or customers can upgrade to a system from Bang and Olufsen.
DBS Trims and Pricing
The 2023 Aston Martin DBS comes in four trims. These include the standard coupe or the convertible Volante. Then there is the special edition 770 Ultimate coupe and Volante. The DBS Coupe has a starting price of $333,686. The DBS Volante convertible comes in slightly higher at $352,886. This year 300 lucky customers will have the privilege of paying $450,000 for a DBS 770 Ultimate Coupe, and 199 customers will pay around $475,000 for a DBS 770 Ultimate Volante.