The Aston Martin DBS has been given thorough modifications by edo competition.Enlarge Photo
No matter how good a car is from the factory, there is always a tuning company trying to make it better.
The Aston Martin DBS is a sexy and fast grand tourer before edo competition, a Germany-based tuning company, took the car and squeezed every bit of performance out it.
The V-12 originally produced 517 hp and 420 ft lbs, then edo competition took the classic, “basic performance upgrade” steps. First they re-calibrated the engine computer, then bolted on free-flowing intake filters and exhaust systems to the car to produce a nice 550hp and 442 ft lbs. This gives a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds (up from 4.2) and a top speed of 199 mph, (up from 186.)
Normally when a free flow exhaust system is placed into a car, horsepower and torque increases, but will also move the power band higher up in the rev range due to back-pressure loss. The exhaust that edo competition designed has a butterfly valve system that allows for back-pressure at lower rpms and keeps the torque down low. The exhaust is also tunable, allowing for either a rich exhaust sound or quite by adjustment on the remote control.
The engine isn’t the only thing edo competition upgraded. The suspension is replaced with a fully adjustable system that allows for height and dampening changes. They also installed huge brakes consisting of 6-pot monoblock calipers on all four corners are matched 16 inch rotors in front and 15 inch rotors in back.
The car is finished off with unique 21 inch, three piece racing wheels on all for corners and can be ordered with an optional set of Continental tires.
Of course, they can also do custom interiors are a customers request.
[Source: edo competition]