(from Edo Competition
Press Release) A luxury sports car: The Aston Martin
DBS, upgraded by edo competition – a truly luxurious sports car.
The 12-cylinder flagship from Aston Martin already produces 517
horsepower and boasts a top speed of more than 300 km/h (186 mph).
Improving on those numbers while underlining the elegance and
beautiful design of this British knockout and strengthening its
sporting credentials was the goal declared by edo competition.
The power output was tackled first. It was agreed that 517 hp and
570 Nm (420 ft-lb) are not quite enough. The engine control unit was
modified via software recalibration. Thanks to a new high
performance exhaust system, special catalytic converters and high
flow air filters, power output was increased to an impressive 550 hp
and 600 Nm (442 ft-lb). This is enough power to accelerate from 0 to
100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds and continue on to a top speed of
320 km/h (199 mph). As a matter of principle all modifications
performed by edo competition are calibrated and verified on a
dynamometer. This way the true power output can be documented.
The high performance exhaust system, which was specially designed
for the DBS, incorporates butterfly valves allowing it to produce a
fantastically rich and sonorous sound. They further help increase
the British luxury coupe’s power and torque output. The exhaust
comes with a programmable control system that monitors backpressure
inside the exhaust and opens the 70 mm butterfly valves when a
pre-determined level of backpressure is exceeded. The unique
advantage of this system is that it provides good torque at low
engine speeds without sacrificing top end horsepower. The exhaust
system is made from stainless steel and the chromed exhaust tips
accentuate the elegant design. The driver can adjust the sound of
the DBS at any time using a remote control.
The edo competition sports suspension system for the DBS ensures
exceptional ride comfort and superior driving dynamics. Thanks to
its adjustability in height, compression and rebound damping, the
setup can be matched to the customer’s driving style. The new
suspension provides more cornering grip while improving high speed
stability and comfort.
The interior design of the DBS can be spiced up with the available
carbon fiber shifter and shifter console, or the customer can opt
for a custom interior in any color or material he desires, including
handmade leather interiors.
To provide superior levels of grip, edo competition offers exclusive
wheel/tire combinations. Featuring a new wheel design, the DBS is
equipped with a set of 21 in. racing wheels. The three-piece wheels
come with stainless steel outer rims and the customer can choose the
stock tire dimensions or go with a set of Continental tires in the
following dimensions: 255/ 30 ZR 21 (front), 295/ 25 ZR 21 (rear)
Performance and safety are a priority, which is why edo competition
has developed a new high performance brake system. Front: 405 mm
rotors with 6-piston monoblock calipers and performance brake pads.
Rear: 380 mm rotors with 6-piston monoblock calipers and performance
brake pads, including braided stainless steel brake lines.
As with all edo competition models, we set no limit to our
customers’ imaginations. Special interiors or lavish leather
upholstery, individual requests are accommodated and executed with
All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition
Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.