• Jun 19th 2010 at 3:33PM
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Edo Competition Aston Martin DB9/DBS – Click above for high-res image gallery

You'd think that someone who can afford to have their Aston Martin DB9 transformed into a DBS could probably afford to simply buy a new DBS. We can't really speak to the motivations of one Russian DB9 owner, but Edo Competition wasn't about to argue with a paying customer.

After the five-year old DB9 was brought to Edo for conversion, the tuner replaced the original metal body panels with the carbon fiber parts used on Aston's flagship DB. In addition to the external appearance, the interior of the car has been customized with a mix of leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber and metal.

The DB9's 5.9-liter V12 has also been upgraded from 470 horsepower to 550 hp, taking it beyond the 510 hp output of the factory-built DBS. A car that goes faster needs to be able to stop as well, so the binders have been enlarged, though Edo oddly stuck with steel brakes instead of upgrading them to carbon. No cost has been disclosed for the conversion, but we can't help but wonder whether the net expenditure was greater than the cost of a new car minus the trade-in.

[Source: Edo Competition]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This ignores all proper logic. Like, "chrome-plated Bugatti" levels of ignorance.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would be kinda cool, you can keep the rear seats, but as long as people keep them black.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Pretty sure you nailed it.

        Rich guy, bought DB9 when it came out, heard about DBS, wanted one, found out it had 2 seats, thought about it, made a call, had his butler take his car in for transformation, and slipped them a few bills to one-up the DBS while they were at it.

        With the budget, I'd do it. Single dad, 2 kids, I'd get to drive this a lot more than an authentic DBS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's uglier than it was earlier though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wait, so i'm the only one who thinks that the DB9 is a lot prettier than the DBS?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love those rims.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This remind me of what they do with hondas...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Owner likely did it out of love for the car. If you have grown attached to your car I can see this making sense. If I could afford to upgrade my Lancer into an Evo I'd do it in a second. I love my car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I understand. If I could upgrade my chevy into a ford, I would.

        Haha. Cue the hate
        • 5 Years Ago
        I understand. If I could afford to upgrade my Evo into an FQ400, I'd do it in a second.
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