Aston Workshop is delighted to offer its Evolution 6.0 package for the Aston Martin DBS V8 and AM V8. A complementary portfolio of upgrades encompassing powertrain and chassis components, Evolution 6.0 is informed by Aston Workshop’s decades of experience restoring and unlocking the true potential of these exceptional sporting grand tourers.
A thoroughly re-engineered V8 engine conversion lies at the heart of Evolution 6.0, enlarged from the standard 5.3 litres to 6.0 litres, assembled in our on-site engine room, and available in two main states of tune. When equipped with four Vantage-specification 48 IDF Weber carburettors, Evolution 6.0 engines deliver a nominal 380bhp plus a 20 per cent increase in torque, spread generously from 1500 to 5000rpm – that’s a sizeable uplift from the 320bhp and 250-260lb ft typical of a factory-spec V8. X-pack takes things a stage further, with a slightly increased compression ratio and uprated camshafts.
The result is a nominal 460-470bhp, with an additional 20 per cent torque from 1500 to 5000rpm. This is our ultimate state-of-tune for a fast-road specification V8, and delivers phenomenal energy during spirited driving, without compromising driveability and refinement at a more leisurely pace. Electronic fuel injection is also available, packaged neatly beneath an original airbox for a period-correct appearance.
Evolution 6.0 upgrades extend to transmission, chassis and braking enhancements, including the option of a modern six-speed automatic transmission. Together, these improvements build on the original character of the AM V8 models while ensuring they are vastly more capable in every regard. The result is far greater levels of performance with a corresponding uplift in vehicle dynamics, safety and reliability to suit the demands of modern driving conditions.
This is not a one-size-fits-all programme of upgrades, rather Evolution 6.0 provides a framework within which each customer can order their dream specification. For a detailed description of what can be achieved with our Evolution 6.0 project, click here. Contact Aston Workshop to discuss creating your dream Aston Martin AM V8 today.