670bhp Aston Martin Vantage gets DBS Superleggera-rivalling performance

German tuner Wheelsandmore gives AMG-sourced V8 a 167bhp boost

With Aston Martin’s Mercedes partnership opening its new cars up to more tuning opportunities, German tuner Wheelsandmore has managed to take the current Vantage’s AMG-sourced 4-litre turbocharged V8 engine to 670bhp, with over 600lb ft of torque.

With the standard car producing a measly 503bhp and 505lb ft of torque, the increases are significant, coming in at 167bhp and nearly 100lb ft respectively. The uplifts have resulted in marginally better performance figures, with the tuned car taking a claimed 3.3sec to sprint from standstill to 62mph and going on to a top speed of over 205mph – the standard car does 0-62mph in 3.6sec and tops out at 195mph.

> New Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review – a mighty V12 GT with supercar speed

The increases in power and torque come from the use of larger turbochargers, along with freer-flowing sports catalytic converters, a new valve-controlled exhaust system and, of course, an ECU tune to go with the new hardware.

Other modifications include new multi-part forged wheels available in 21 and 22-inch sizes, the latter fitted with 265/30/22 tyres at the front and 315/25/22 at the rear. A reduction in ride height along with larger brakes can also be seen in the images, although further details on these haven’t been revealed.

Despite power and torque figures that fall short of the 715bhp and 664lb ft offered by the £225,000 DBS Superleggera’s 5.2-litre turbocharged V12, the performance of this modified Vantage is surprisingly close: its 0-62mph time is identical to the bigger Aston’s, and its top speed falls just 6mph short. Wheelsandmore has not released any pricing, but given its luxury and supercar focus, we’d suspect that all the upgrades, whether aesthetic or mechanical, won’t be cheap.

Recommended

Driving an Aston Martin DB5 James Bond stunt car
Aston Martin DB5 stunt car
Aston Martin

Driving an Aston Martin DB5 James Bond stunt car

When is an Aston not an Aston? When it’s a DB5 fresh from the set of No Time To Die. Don’t break it, Meaden…
3 Jan 2022
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation review
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation – front tracking
Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuation review

Just 19 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Continuations have been built, honouring the 1959 original. We drive this multi-million pound recreation.
20 Dec 2021
Lunaz reveals electric restomod Aston Martin DB6
Lunaz Aston Martin DB6
Aston Martin

Lunaz reveals electric restomod Aston Martin DB6

Another electrified classic has joined Lunaz’s range, this time an Aston Martin DB6
7 Oct 2021
Aston Martin range receives 2022 model year updates
Aston Martin MY22 – DBS
Aston Martin

Aston Martin range receives 2022 model year updates

Vantage, DB11, DBS and DBX all to pick up useful updates, as shown off on new online configurator
21 Jul 2021

Most Popular

Car pictures of the week
Maserati MC20
Maserati MC20 coupe

Car pictures of the week

In this week’s car pictures from issue 294, we look at the highlights from Jethro Bovingdon’s drive in the highly anticipated Maserati MC20
21 Jan 2022
Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar shown in new images
Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar
Peugeot

Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar shown in new images

Peugeot Sport’s new wingless Le Mans racer gears up for its competition debut later this year
18 Jan 2022
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2022 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring eCoty – front tracking
Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2022 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience

There are few, if any, more rewarding, engaging or intense experiences for those in pursuit of the thrill of driving
7 Jan 2022