Carbon-ceramic brakes, a top speed of 211 mph, a cabin that’s wrapped in leather, and a number of custom interior options like carbon fiber, open-pore ash wood and satin-finished chrome make the DBS 770 sound like it has the makings of something special. Technically, the DBS is a 2+2 seater, which means the front seats are a luxurious place to spend time and the back seats are, well, not. It’s a beast made for wringing out on twisty roads and cross-continental journeys, not trips to the local big-box store. This is no family car, but Aston Martin does offer a matching four-piece luggage set on the side that somehow fits in the trunk, so maybe a road trip or two wouldn’t be out of the question.
If a $300,000-plus luxury grand tourer appeals, get in line: Only 499 examples will be produced, split between 300 Coupe models and 199 Volante (the convertible version). Expect to see production models this quarter.