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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
price $  $287,000
engine Alloy V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Fuel Injection
displacement 5935 cc / 362.2 in³
bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 79.5 mm / 3.1 in
compression 10.9:1
power 380.3 kw / 510 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 85.93 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 320.96 bhp per tonne
torque 569.44 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
redline 6800
body / frame Aluminium, Magnesium Alloy & Carbon-fibre composite body over Aluminum VH Structure
driven wheels RWD w/LSD, DSC
wheel type Cast Alloy Wheels w/Graphite Finish
front tires 245/35-20 Pirelli P Zero
rear tires 295/30-20 Pirelli P Zero
front brakes Vented Carbon Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
rear brakes Vented Carbon Ceramic Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Servotronic Speed-Sensitive Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Active Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar, Active Dampers
curb weight 1589 kg / 3500 lbs
weight distro 43 % / 57 %
wheelbase 2741 mm / 107.9 in
front track 1585.0 mm / 62.4 in
rear track 1582.4 mm / 62.3 in
length 4721 mm / 185.9 in
width 1905 mm / 75.0 in
height 1280 mm / 50.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Transaxle
gear ratios 3.15:1, 1.95:1, 1.44:1, 1.15:1, 0.94:1, 0.76:1
final drive 3.71:1
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 epa 21 L/100 km or 11 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 14 L/100 km or 17 mpg-us
fuel capacity 77.59 litres or 20.5 gal.