More Than $759K Raised for Charity
Someone just paid 750,000 Swiss francs (roughly $814,000 USD) at auction in order to benefit charity, representing more than a thousand dollars per-horsepower. At the Action Innocence Charity Gala in Gstaad, Switzerland, Aston Martin sold off the first of 499 Ultimate DBS 770s, consisting of 300 Coupes as well as 199 Volantes.
.This particular instance is the fixed top coupé, which imparts a spectacular send-off for Aston’s top of the range V12 grand tourer. This coupe model is listed at a commencement price of $387,600, substantially more than the typical DBS of $330,000. Nonetheless, as this occurred to be the inaugural example and was contributed to the auction for philanthropic purposes, it sold for considerably more.
As a reminder, the DBS 770 sports an adrenaline-inducing, 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 motor, accommodating 759 horsepower (770 metric power) and 663 lb-ft of torque projected to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In simpler terms, that’s a return of $1,072 per hp. From zero to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds (3.4 seconds with a Volante) and a maximum velocity of 211 mph – what more could you ask for?
It’s a significant sum to invest in a car, even one so special as this one. To consider that the entire production of 499 units is already gone. Except if the customer had procured one from an older version, this auction would then be his only opportunity to get a new one. This automobile has been finished with Ultramarine Black painting with Trophy Silver trimmings, along with Q
“We are thrilled to be able to support the Action Innocence Charity Gala, a renowned philanthropic event in the Gstaad resort that has become an essential destination for Aston Martin and our customers in Europe,” stated Andreas Bareis, Regional President of Aston Martin in Europe. “It is truly remarkable to witness the unique DBS 770 Ultimate model creating such a huge contribution to charity and generating such an immense amount of enthusiasm at the Gala. This iconic model is a part of Aston Martin’s amazing product range.”
In total, an approximate 4 million Swiss Francs were raised through the auction for a good cause. Those in attendance included Penelope Cruz, Christophe Lambert, and Mika.