Edo Competition Tunes Aston Martin DBS to 550 HP

Should you find Dr. Ulrich Bez’s formula for a special DBS lacks a certain something, you may want to dial up Edo Competition. The German tuner recently launched a new program designed to amplify Aston’s slinky sports car.

The Edo DBS still uses the standard 5.9-liter V-12, but receives a revised engine computer, high-performance exhaust system (complete with muffler bypass valves), and special catalytic converters. As a result, power grows from 517 hp to 550, while the peak torque rises from 420 lb-ft to 442 lb-ft. Edo says the DBS can now sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds, and ultimately reach a top speed of 199 mph.

Aston’s chassis tuning is already stellar, so Edo doesn’t have much to improve upon. The company simply added an adjustable sports suspension, allowing owners to dial in ride height, compression damping, and rebound damping to their tastes. The stock brake system is upgraded by adding 6-piston monoblock calipers all around, along with 16-inch rotors in front and 15-inch rotors out back.

We’ve long viewed the DB-range’s styling as nothing short as rolling sculpture, so we’re rather happy -- relieved, actually -- to see Edo’s cosmetic modifications are more mild than wild. Arguably, the only exterior change lies with the wheels, which are unique 21-inch, three-piece units (which look a lot like BBS patterns). Customers can, however, have the DBS’ interior customized to their hearts’ content -- Edo says the cabin can be trimmed in any color or material desired, but also suggests the available carbon fiber center console “spice up” the cabin.

Source: Edo Competition

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