Aston Martin has released the Cabrio Volante version of its latest edition DBS 770 Ultimate.
The final edition of the DBS 770 Ultimate Coupé was unveiled in January this year, but Aston Martin also confirmed that an open-top Volante would follow.
Dubbed the DBS 770 Ultimate, Aston Martin says this is the most powerful production sports car in its history.
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Aston Martin will produce just 199 examples of the Volante and 300 coupés before its next-generation DBS is unveiled later this year. Orders for the DBS 770 Ultimate have already been completed and production has already started.
Deliveries are set to begin in the third quarter of 2023, with an Aston Martin spokesman confirming the vehicle will come to Australia.
The Volante shares its biturbo V12 engine with the Coupé, which sends 566 kW of power and 900 Nm of torque to the rear wheels. There’s a limited-slip differential on the rear axle to reduce that power, and an eight-speed ZF automatic is standard.
Based on changes to the air and ignition paths, Aston Martin has increased power by 33kW over the regular DBS.
The vehicle is capable of a 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.6 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds slower than its coupe brother. At full throttle it manages 340 km/h.
With 58 color options—including six reds, 11 greens, and nine blue/purple—there’s no shortage of personalization options.
Drivers also have the ability to customize additional elements such as the air intakes, the underside of the front bumper, and more.
Owners can customize the roof with four different color options, and there are two exterior packages and three color options for 21-inch wheels.
Both the coupé and the Volante come with 21-inch wheels, which Aston Martin paired with Pirelli P Zero 265/35 R21 tires at the front and 305/30 R21 tires at the rear.
This final edition celebrates the end of the current DBS, which Aston Martin says will be replaced by an overhauled model later this year.
The new model is expected to feature a touchscreen infotainment system and changes to the suspension, engine and transmission.
It’s expected sometime between June and August as part of a broader overhaul that will affect the DB11, Vantage and DBS.
The current range of DBS is sold out until the third quarter of this year. Production for the next-generation DBS has reportedly already started, with Aston Martin planning first deliveries before the end of 2023.
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