759-HP Final Aston Martin DBS Teased in Theatrical Video

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  • The 2023 Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate is a high-performance send-off to the grand tourer.
  • Aston teased this special edition in a short video on YouTube and said production will be limited to 499 copies.
  • Along with expected performance enhancements, the DBS 770 Ultimate has 759 hp—44 more than normal.

The Aston Martin DBS is knocking on death's door. That imagery is rather dramatic, but it matches the tone of the short video the automaker released teasing a send-off to its sultry grand tourer. While the DBS nameplate lives on for 2023, that model year looks to be the last with the introduction of the limited-production DBS 770 Ultimate.

Going Out with a 759-HP Bang

Billed as the "ultimate finale" to the DBS lineup, Aston says it has been "re-engineered" with a "sharper dynamic focus". We assume that means it has some enhanced performance hardware and other upgrades, but we won't know the full details until the company releases them.

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Aston Martin

What we do know is that the special DBS has 770 metric horsepower—title drop—which translates to 759 mechanical horses. That's 44 ponies more than the normal DBS coupe and convertible make, both of which are powered by a 715-hp twin-turbo 5.2-liter V-12. We presume the 770 Ultimate uses a retuned version of the same engine, but, again, we don't know for sure. That's part of the tease.

Aston Martin's Dramatic Tease

As far as teasers go, Aston Martin certainly put an effort into the short video it posted on YouTube. A lot of dramatic imagery is packed into the 55-second clip, which is mostly shot in black and white, save for some glimpses of the DBS bathed in green light.

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Aston Martin

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Aston Martin

Amid images of storm clouds forming, a wick for a dynamite stick burning, and pressure building, a baritone voice narrates the video with a poem called "The night is darkening round me" by British author and poet, Emily Brontë, probably best known for her book, Wuthering Heights.

It's all very theatrical, and viewers don't get any clear shots of the car, but it successfully builds tension and excitement, to some degree. Now, we just have to wait for the actual reveal of the 2023 Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate, which the company says will be early this year.

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