Published on 16 Aug 2013 by Dan Read
Wheelsandmore has recently unveiled a performance upgrade kit Lamborghini Aventador that pushes its power from 690bhp to 792bhp and now they’ve turned their attention to something a little more sedate.
Although the Aston Martin has only just come onto the market, the German aftermarket specialists have already produced a kit that betters the performance of the factory machine. The main feature of the kit is an upgrade to the 6.0 litre V-12 engine that now produces 613bhp and 710Nm of torque. All they’ve done to gain this power is remap the ECU and add a set of butterfly valves to a new sports exhaust package. You also get forged alloys finished in matte black which are wrapped in 265/30/21 Continental Sport Contact 5P tyres at the front and 325/25/21 Continental Sport Contact 5Ps at the rear.
Wheelsandmore hasn’t given any performance figures for the kit but the factory built car accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph, so these are the figures they have to beat. We’re expecting a sub 4.0 second sprint to 62mph time and a speed close to 200mph but can’t confirm without test driving the car.
Aston Martin is spending this year reminding everyone that 2013 is its centennial year by releasing special editions and with stunts like the recent one in Dubai where a Aston Martin Vanquish was airlifted to the top of the city’s largest hotel, so it makes sense for firms like Wheelsandmore to get some exposure by producing a kit for the Vanquish. But as with many of these aftermarket kits for super cars we can’t see many being brought by Aston Martin owners.