Way back in 2007, the DBS sports car was first unveiled by Aston Martin at the prestigious and exclusive Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. With a German heart, the car is built in England and the mix of the two distinct automotive cultures has never been more beautifully captured than it has been in the two seater sportster. However, like all good things, the production run of one of the world’s most favorite modern classic cars too must come to an end and reports emerging from the Aston Martin HQ located at Gaydon suggest that the company is all set to bid adieu to the legendary DBS with a DBS Ultimate Edition model that will be launched by the end of the year. The famous model has also been seen rivaling the chiseled good looks of Daniel Craig on the big screen in James Bond movies Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.
Offering the latest in performance technology, the 2012 Aston Martin DBS Ultimate Edition features the finest quality of materials across its exquisite interiors. The model range’s high level of performance has already earned it a legendary status in the luxury sports car segment. According to reports on Aston Martin’s website, the DBS Sports Car special edition will be powered by a V12 displacing 5935 cc mated to a 6 speed Touchtronic transmission which enables the powertrain to generate 570 Nm of torque and a stunning 510 ponies. The 2012 Aston Martin DBS Ultimate Edition takes just 4.3 seconds to speed up to 100km/h from a standing start and is capable of travelling at a top speed of 310 km/h (190 mph).
Since just 100 units of the 2012 Aston Martin DBS Ultimate Edition will be produced, Aston Martin will ensure that each remains a true collector’s car and will offer the vehicle with bespoke trimmings like red, yellow or black brake calipers, tail pipes coated in Zircotec, smoked tail-lamps, a distinctly darker grille, mirror caps with carbon-fiber wings, a paint-coated rear deck-lid spoiler as well as special badging throughout the exterior and interior.
Each individually numbered copy of the 2012 Aston Martin DBS Ultimate Edition will be offered in a Volante convertible or a coupe body style with three exterior paint options- Silver Fox, Quantum Silver and Carbon Black II. On the inside, diamond-quilted stitching in either red or silver thread will be offered on the Alcantara headliner and leather seats.
Just like the latest issue of the much beloved Vanquish range, the DBS Ultimate too will be the last of its kind though the company’s centenary celebration in 2013 is expected to see a whole range of new and worthy replacements for these classics. Aston Martin has not announced the price range for the 2012 Aston Martin DBS Ultimate Edition yet.