When it comes to automotive customizing, conversions are a natural occurrence whether good or bad. Last week we talked about the Nissan Skyline R34 with an R35 GT-R front end as one of those conversions that are much to our dismay. But this one just has us scratching our heads. A Russian owner of a 5 year-old Aston Martin DB9 requested tuner Edo Competition convert it into a DBS. There must have been great sentimental value to the specific vehicle. Regardless, who was Edo Competition to ask questions and not oblige?
The conversion is hardly trivial, with metal body parts having to be replaced with the DBS’ lighter, carbon fiber versions. The interior of the car was intricately re-wrapped with a mixture of leather, Alcantara, carbon fiber and metal. In addition the motor received some healthy upgrades pushing the hp from 470-hp to 550-hp, which is 40-hp more than the factory DBS. So in a way, it’s better than a DBS, even though Edo Competition stuck with steel brake upgrades rather than carbon.
Edo Competition hasn’t disclosed a cost to the conversion, or a reason why. But we can’t help but wonder since the value of the vehicle plus the price of the conversion surely could net you a stock DBS. Kudos to Edo Competition for doing a fantastic execution on an odd concept.
GALLERY: Edo Competition Aston Martin DB9 Turned DBS