For six months, Edo Competition engineers worked to develop a package that could transform a 2005 Aston Martin DB9 into an Aston Martin DBS. At their Ahlen, Germany workshop, these engineers came up with upgrades in engine output from 470 to 550hp (350 to 410 kW).
They fitted the vehicle with a high-performance exhaust with 70 mm butterfly valves, stainless steel pipes, and chrome exhaust tips.
The modified car, which rides on 20-inch wheels, has a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h) making it 16 mph (25 km/h) faster. Its exterior enhancements consist of a new carbon fiber front fascia and a carbon rear diffuser.
Edo gave this car a new bonnet, with extra venting, and it now has a wider, more squared stance. This gives the appearance of the car riding lower to the ground. The car has newly-designed set of brakes, with six-piston front, four-piston rear calipers and 405-millimeter front, 380-millimeter rear rotors.
Inside the car, we see a combination of Alcantara and leather that has a contrasting off-white and charcoal grey color scheme.
The interior trim is composed of carbon fiber and brushed metal. The car also got a "high-end audio system" but the company has yet to reveal its brand. Edo didn't say yet when this package will be available to the public. This DBS conversion was designed for a customer who is based in Russia.
The new 2013 Aston Martin DB9 represents a more appealing iteration of the British carmaker’s GT offering, thanks to a number of major styling tweaks both on the exterior and interior, as well as underneath its classically elegant skin.
Styling tweaks made on the new Aston Martin DB9 includes the assumption of a more svelte and pure form evoking that of the outgoing Aston Martin Virage, whose production has recently stopped. The new DB9 used a classic Aston Martin GT silhouette as its base, but it featured a more pronounced rear boot 'flip' that should further improve its aerodynamic performance.
Overall, the exterior design of the new Aston Martin DB9 lends the Sports GT staple an imposing yet elegant character, as defined by smooth surfaces, taut lines and subtle muscular forms. All of these attributes convey both the power and performance of the new DB9.
Aston Martin gave the new 2013 DB9 an athletic low and wide stance, allowing the new Sports GT to offer a visually planted posture on the road. Its width is further accentuated by the so-called 'light catcher' element flowing from the lower front bumper through the sills, giving the new DB9 a sculptured determined appearance. At launch, the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 will be available as a Coupe or a Volante.
The front end of the new Aston Martin DB9 is defined by bi-xenon headlamps, below and along of which run subtle feature lines that help visually widen the Sports GT.