Aston Martin released these photos of the new DBS Ultimate this week. Aston says that the last 100 DBS models to roll out of their Gaydon factory will be in this new Ultimate trim (someone in their marketing department really lost a lot of sleep over this). With the DB9 platform set to bow out at the end of 2012, the DBS Ultimate will be the swansong for the popular model. We’ll go back to plotting our bank heist after this post.
Similar to the standard DBS, the DBS Ultimate will come in both Coupe and Volante versions. The subtle tweaks and updates will command a $14,301 premium over the coupe and a $15,666 premium for the Volante. Estimated sticker will be $287,576 and $302,666 respectively.
The DB9 still looks as sharp as it did when it was first launched in 2004. No doubt, the updates and tweaks have kept it looking fresh over these past eight years. The DBS Ultimate takes the essence of the DB9/DBS a step further, balancing aggression with sensible taste and style.
Three new colors will be offered to make this the most special DB9 ever. Subtle additions like the carbon fiber mirrors, and smoked rear lamps are what we love about it. Aston Martin makes one of the best looking cars currently in production, why ruin it?
Grabbing gears with the red leather trimmed paddles is a nice touch.
Red or silver diamond quilted stitching all around the cabin makes it an even more special place to be.
We hope Aston Martin takes cues from Porsche and Pagani, and keeps putting out limited edition models like the DBS Ultimate before the DB9/DBS bows out at the end of this year. If they look anywhere near as good as the DBS Ultimate, we’ll be public enemies by 2013.