The Volante isn’t the only version of the DBS 770, it’s just the convertible. A standard version with a fixed roof is also being produced, though it’s almost as rare. Only 300 standard DBS 770 units will ever be made, and like the Volante, they all sold out before most people even knew the car was planned. As you would expect, the hard-topped version is better in terms of performance; it is powered by the same 749 horsepower 5.2-liter V12 but can go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, hit a max speed of 211 mph, and is billed as “the most powerful Aston Martin ever.”
Aston hasn’t just made gains in the power department. Aerodynamic performance has also been improved, with the bodywork helping the Aston cut through the air, keep its tires firmly on the road, and cool that massive V-12 engine. Despite this being the DBS’ swan song, it is unlikely to be the last car to carry the name.
Retiring iconic lines seems to be popular amongst major car companies at the moment, and Dodge is doing a similar thing with both the Charger and Challenger. In reality, they’re probably just retiring the internal combustion engines that power these vehicles. Don’t be too shocked if you see another generation of the Aston Martin DBS spring up in a few years. The only way that would actually be a surprise is if that new generation somehow had a V12 in it.