2012 Aston Martin DBS Ultimate

In 2012 Aston Martin unveiled the DBS Ultimate with a new rear trunk spoiler, carbon-fiber mirror caps, a darkened grille, smoked taillamps, Zircotec-coated tail pipes, special badging and a choice of yellow, black or red brake calipers.

The interior is treated with red or silver diamond-quilted stitching and an Alcantara headliner. The package is available to both the Coupe and Volante with either standard or automatic transmissions. Specific colours include Carbon Black II, Quantum Silver or Silver Fox.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atGaydon, Warwickshire, England
price $ $287,000
engineAlloy V12
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialAluminum
valvetrainChain Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedElectronic Fuel Injection
displacement5935 cc / 362.2 in³
bore89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke79.5 mm / 3.1 in
compression10.9:1
power380.3 kw / 510 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output85.93 bhp per litre
bhp/weight320.96 bhp per tonne
torque569.44 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
redline6800
body / frameAluminium, Magnesium Alloy & Carbon-fibre composite body over Aluminum VH Structure
driven wheelsRWD w/LSD, DSC
wheel typeCast Alloy Wheels w/Graphite Finish
front tires245/35-20 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires295/30-20 Pirelli P Zero
front brakesVented Carbon Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakesVented Carbon Ceramic Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
front wheelsF 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Servotronic Speed-Sensitive Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Active Dampers
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Active Dampers
curb weight1589 kg / 3500 lbs
weight distro43 % / 57 %
wheelbase2741 mm / 107.9 in
front track1585.0 mm / 62.4 in
rear track1582.4 mm / 62.3 in
length4721 mm / 185.9 in
width1905 mm / 75.0 in
height1280 mm / 50.4 in
transmission6-Speed Transaxle
gear ratios3.15:1, 1.95:1, 1.44:1, 1.15:1, 0.94:1, 0.76:1
final drive3.71:1
top speed~307.4 kph / 191 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.3 seconds
0 – 100 mph~9.2 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~12.5 seconds
city fuel econ epa21 L/100 km or 11 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa14 L/100 km or 17 mpg-us
fuel capacity77.59 litres or 20.5 gal.