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As the company looks to electrification in the future, the Gaydon-based firm has teased its swan song V12 grand tourer in the form of the DBS 770 Ultimate. 

It will be released early this year, and will feature a more powerful version of the DBS's 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, increasing output from 715 to 759bhp. 

Meanwhile, the torque figures of the standard DBS model, 900 Nm, is looking likely to remain the same. 

Since the DBS adopts a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout, it will be interesting to see how much of a difference the added power makes to the standard car’s 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds. 

The standard DBS’s top speed is also 211 mph, though the firm has yet to confirm whether this will be surpassed by this more potent version. 

In addition to the increased horsepower, the limited-edition DBS 770 Ultimate will feature a more sportier chassis with modified springs, dampers, and software calibration for improved responsiveness and precision. 

The car's aluminium structure will be covered in carbon fibre body panels, and it will feature model-specific aerodynamic tweaks similar to the DBX 707 SUV.

The standard DBS already uses carbon fibre panels, so the 770 is not expected to be significantly lighter than the base model's dry weight of 1,693 kg. 

The interior of the DBS 770 Ultimate is expected to feature bespoke seats, trim, and upholstery options, though the general cabin layout will be similar to the standard DBS. 

The final edition of its two-door flagship will be limited to just 499 examples, though the company remains tight-lipped on its price. 

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Harry Leahey 04/01/23