When Aston Martin first introduced the DBS 770 Ultimate coupe, it promised that this model would be the swan song for the aging 6.0-liter V12 that helped define Aston Martin’s modern era. However, while the world got to see the coupe, Aston Martin held the droptop Volante model close to the vest. That’s now changed with the British sports car maker revealing the DBS 770 Ultimate Volante for the whole world to see.
Same Performance Inspired Styling, Now With A Foldable Roof
At its core, the DBS 770 Ultimate Volante doesn’t stray too far from the coupe version when it comes to design, with the sleek convertible retaining the larger front grille and the 21-inch wheels that were inspired by the ones on the one-off Victor model and the Valkyrie supercar. The rear of the car (and the roof) is where the bulk of the styling magic happens, with the soft top effortlessly and seamlessly folding into the bold rear end, which has muscular, solid haunches and makes the car look like its ready to race off for a day of spirited driving down the coast.
The interior gets special sill plates adorned with 770 Ultimate logos and even denote the car’s place in the production order. These same plates also get Aston’s trademark winged logo too. The interior is typical DBS, but Aston’s Q Division (their in-house customizer) can provide a wide range of bespoke services to help match the Volante to a buyer’s taste. In addition to applying body graphics and unique paint colors, Q can add woven inserts into the interior and even tint the carbon fiber (the only limit is your imagination.)
V12 Performance Still Shines, Will Mark The End Of An Era
Like the coupe version, the DBS 770 Ultimate Volante will be powered by a beefed-up version of Aston’s twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V12. The 770 portion of the name comes from the 770 PS produced in European measurement, which converts to 759 hp when using U.S. measurements. The engine is still a powerful beast when pushed to its limit, but with the Volante being meant for discerning buyers that like to cruise, look for the engine to also moonlight as a road tripper with the smooth operating powerplant capable of soaking up the miles on long journeys.
Like the coupe, the Volante will only come with an eight-speed automatic with no manual option available.
When Can I Buy One?
Typically, we would use this section to highlight pricing and how you can buy one. However, prospective buyers are too late in this case, with Aston reps confirming that all 199 examples have been sold out. That 199-unit figure also helps fill a gap in the Ultimate’s broader production plans, with the coupe only being limited to 300 examples.
Unlike other bespoke special edition models that are sold out, Aston Martin wanted to show the full extent of what’s possible with the DBS 770 Ultimate Volante and went through the trouble of releasing an online configurator that shows what colors are available as well as some of the various custom touches that make the car truly special. Production of the Volante has already begun, and the first examples will make it to buyers towards the end of 2023.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.