EDO COMPETITION DB9: WHEN THE COPY EXCEEDS THE ORIGINAL
In 2007 Aston Martin had decided to replace its amazing Vanquis with the new DBS, a supercar made using part of the technology used for the development of the DBR9.
Based on an aluminum monocoque chassis, the car implemented a 510 hp V12 6.0 engine with 570 Nm of torque managed by a six-speed manual gearbox and combined with rear-wheel drive.
The car was immediately an excellent commercial success and this is linked to the particular request received by the German tuner Edo Competition in 2010.
A customer from the Russian Federation had asked to convert his 2008 DB9 Coupè into a DBS, both aesthetically and mechanically.
The German technicians will therefore first create a new carbon fiber body kit while the interior was updated with new Alcantara inserts.
The DB9 originally fitted a 476 hp V12 6.0, but it was also enhanced with the installation of a new air filter, a remapped electronic control unit and a sports exhaust system.
In this way the power rose to 550 hp, 40 more than the original DBS, and this allowed an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds (4.2 for the DBS) with a maximum speed of 320 km/h (302 km/h for the DBS).
To compensate for the new performance, new sports suspension and four carbon-ceramic disc brakes coupled with the ABS system were also fitted.
The work of the Edo Competition was of undoubted technical quality, but what do you think of it?
Thank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation