Aston Martin has teased its upcoming final-edition version of the current-generation, V12-powered DBS sports car ahead of a reveal in “early 2023”.

    Dubbed the DBS 770 Ultimate, this sports car is claimed to be re-engineered with “shaper dynamic focus coupled with exquisite design”. Only 499 examples of this final-edition DBS will be produced.

    It will be powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 770 PS, hence the name, or 566kW of power. This is 33kW more than the regular DBS.

    There are no more official details about the Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate for now, but the brand says to “hold on tight”.

    The current-generation Aston Martin DBS, previously referred to as the DBS Superleggera before the 2022 model year, was first revealed in 2018, but the nameplate dates back to the 1960s.

    Company chairman Lawrence Stroll told Autocar in February 2022 the DBS, along with the related DB11 and Vantage, will be receiving updated suspension, engines and transmissions in 2023.

    All three front-engined sports will also feature heavily revised styling plus overhauled interiors with fresher technology.

    Mr Stroll said the DBS won’t lose its 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.

    The Vantage and DB11 will continue to use a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG, though they’ll reportedly be uprated in line with more recent AMG models.

    Then-CEO Tobias Moers said in 2021 the Aston Martin range will receive 11 new models by the end of 2023, including electrified models.

    Aston Martin also plans to use the Lagona nameplate for ultra-luxury version of its existing models, with the company scrapping plans to reintroduce it as a standalone brand.

    It’s all part of a goal to expand the brand’s portfolio and become a “self-sustaining company”, albeit with close ties to Mercedes-AMG, by 2024 and 2025.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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