German tuning company Wheelsandmore is now offering a carbon edition upgrade kit on the Aston Martin DBS. They call it the 2012 Wheelsandmore Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition.
|Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe||Est. Market Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gal. (80 l)||MPG: NA|
|Length: 185.8 in. (471.9 cm)||Wheelbase: 107.9 in. (274.0 cm)|
|Height: 50.4 in. (128 cm)||Width: 75.0 in. (190.5 cm)|
|Luggage Capacity: 6.6 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 2|
|Engine: V12 DOHC||Displacement: 6.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 557 HP||Max RPM: NA|
|Torque: 486 lb-ft||Transmission: 6-Speed Manual|
The base engine of the DBS delivers nearly 517 horsepower. Wheelsandmore developed what they call a "CRP kit", this includes sport air filters, catalytic converters and an exhaust system with a flap-control option. The "CRP kit" increases the car's horsepower by 40, the torque by 66 lb-ft, and lowers the speed range of the turbo acceleration.
They also lowered the vehicle by 25MM, by doing so, Wheelsandmore increased the downforce of the Aston Martin when driving at high speeds. In addition, the wider tires provide improved road traction, keeping the car low for better handling. The responsive steering is similar to the stock version, making the DBS in the category of supercars that are easy to drive.
Wheelsandmore lowered it by 25mm or a little under an inch, as mentioned earlier. No other obvious changes were made, but lowering necessitated changing the tires which give it a more intimidating look. The rims have the unmistakable carbon look. You can opt to go for RAL-colored outlines instead of the standard shades offered by the upgrade kit.
The 2012 Wheelsandmore Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition attempts to re-tune the original design without the use of body kits. The subtle modifications focus on the rims, tires, suspensions and air filters to squeeze out 40 HP more over the stock version.
The ride and handling does benefit from the increased downforce and suspension even if the car itself did not need the improvement.