This year marks the final year for the current Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Aston married the DBS and Superleggera badges in 2018 upon the coupe’s release. The DBS is the biggest car sold today from Aston Martin. If it were a menu item and it was loaded with the luxurious creature comforts of a luxury GT car, it would be a porterhouse for two. You even get four leather seats in the DBS. In general, Superleggera cars do not have rear seats or power front seats. For the final year of production, Aston is building 499 DBS 770 Ultimate special editions of the car. Out of which 300 will be coupes and 199 will be valets.
New for 2023 The DBS 770 Ultimate
The DBS 770 Ultimate is the most powerful Aston Martin road car ever. It has a limited production run of 499 cars sold globally. Order books have already closed, and new owners should expect to see their Ultimate Touring Cars this fall. This DBS version has the same 5.2-liter V-12 twin-turbo engine as the standard DBS, only tuned to offer 759 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 664 pound-feet of torque at 1800-5000 rpm. Top speed remains the same at 211 mph.
The DBS Superleggera is the next level of 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 mph in just 3.4 seconds. 0-100 takes just 6.4 seconds. That’s the time it took a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 to go 0-60. The standard DBS features 715 horsepower at 6500 rpm. All that power lands on the floor 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 good set of tires. DBS is equipped with a peerless specially designed for this. Obviously, the car can eat those tires for breakfast if you turn off the traction control and put your foot down. The suspension is sporty but softer than most of its rivals, such as the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Aston Martin’s grand touring cars are better known for their comfortable ride on long road trips than for the fastest laps around the Nürburgring.
The DBS has front double wishbone suspension with coil springs and active damping. Drivers can choose from three driving modes: GT, Sport, and Sport Plus. This is made possible by Skyhook Technologies’ Active Damping System (ADS).
The DBS features 21″ forged “Y” spoke wheels and exclusive Pirelli tires measuring 265/35/21 at the front and 305/30/21 at the rear.
DBS real-world fuel efficiency
The Aston Martin V-12 isn’t terribly inefficient. It has an EPA-estimated 14/22/17 mpg city/highway/combined fuel efficiency. It has a 20.5 gallon fuel tank for those long trips and fewer stops to fill up. That means your range is between 287 and 451 miles.
Grand Touring Luxury Interior and Comfort
The DBS has no shortage of creature comforts that drivers expect in their vehicles today. Maybe that’s why it’s not a true Superleggera because people aren’t willing to compromise on modern luxuries. If you can afford the 2023 Aston Martin DBS, you’re no stranger to luxury items and leather upholstery. The seats are heated and ventilated. DBS has several interior trim options available, including ash wood grain, carbon fiber, or satin finish chrome. Aston Martin offers an optional four-piece interior to match your car’s interior. Talk about boogie. They even have five optional seat belt colors: flint, champagne, spicy red, mocha, or graphite.
Aston Martin Entertainment and Technology
The DBS has an 8-inch display with GPS navigation, regardless of 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 get a mouse wheel and touchpad to navigate your infotainment system. Aston Martin has included a nine-speaker audio system, or customers can upgrade to Bang & Olufsen’s system.
DBS Terms and Pricing
The 2023 Aston Martin DBS comes in four trims. These include the standard coupe or convertible Volante. Then there’s the special edition 770 Ultimate Coupe and Volante. The DBS Coupe has a starting price of $333,686. The DBS Volante convertible comes in at a slightly higher $352,886. This year 300 lucky customers will have the privilege of paying $450,000 for the DBS 770 Ultimate Coupe, and 199 customers will pay approximately $475,000 for the DBS 770 Ultimate Volante.