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by Tim Beissmann

The Aston Martin DBS Ultimate limited edition has been revealed on the brand’s public website ahead of its launch later this year.

Hinted at in our report late last week, the British sports car manufacturer has confirmed it will make just 100 DBS Ultimates – the latest special edition to based on Aston’s flagship performance model.

The DBS Ultimate carries over the 380kW/570Nm 6.0-litre V12 from the standard DBS, giving it a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 4.3 seconds. It is available in either coupe or Volante (convertible) body styles with the choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed ‘Touchtronic II’ automatic transmission.

The exterior benefits from carbonfibre wing mirrors, rear diffuser and taillight inserts; black numberplate surround; smoked taillights; Zircotec-coated exhaust pipes; dark front grille; black diamond-turned alloy wheels; and the option of red, yellow or black brake calipers. DBS Ultimate special edition models can be finished in one of three colours: Carbon Black II, Quantum Silver and Silver Fox.

The interior sports diamond-quilt stitching in either red or silver contrast thread across the leather seats and inserts and the alcantara headliner, and headrest embroidery with a unique red ‘S’. Spicy Red leather-trimmed steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters bring the DBS Ultimate enhancements to the driver’s fingertips.

Aston Martin Asia Pacific spokesman Marcel Fabris told CarAdvice the limited edition DBS Ultimate will be sold on customer order only on a first come, first served basis.

If Australian customers get in quick enough, they will be asked to part with $466,100 for the DBS Ultimate coupe Touchtronic II or $497,000 for the DBS Ultimate Volante Touchtronic II (recommended retail prices excluding dealer delivery and on-road costs).

Fabris said orders are being taken through Aston Martin dealers now ahead of deliveries early in the final quarter of 2012.




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