Does an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera with almost 900 horsepower sound enticing to you?

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the beneficiary of a significant aftermarket program from noted tuner Wheelsandmore. The tuner’s latest enterprise comprises two separate software updates to the DBS Superleggera’s 5.2-liter V-12 engine. The more significant of these two updates elevates the V-12’s output to levels you didn’t expect from the already potent DBS Superleggera. Aston’s resident thrill seeker is already a handful on its own, but with Wheelsandmore’s new software upgrades, there’s a case to be made that you should hold on for dear life when you’re riding shotgun in this supercar.

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Wheelsandmore’s new program for the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera involves the typical software tuning that has come to define Wheelsandmore’s catalog of aftermarket kits. It sounds so simple — the application usually is — but the results are impressive, to say the least.

The German tuner offers two plug-and-play software updates, each with the ability to tap a staggering 818 horsepower and 760 pound-feet of torque out of the DBS Superleggera’s 5.2-liter V-12 engine.

Run the numbers and you’ll realize that Wheelsandmore’s software program is capable of unlocking 104 horsepower and 96 pound-feet of torque.

When you consider that the standard DBS Superleggera comes with a V-10 engine that produces 714 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, I’d say that’s a hefty increase in power that elevates an already potent supercar into a full-blown performance machine that’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 211 mph.

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The latter figure doesn’t change from what the traditional DBS Superleggera is capable of, but do you really need a higher top speed when you have a car that can already hit 211 mph at a drop of a hat?

Performance Comparison: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vs Aston Martin DBS Superleggera by Wheelsandmore

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But numbers are different, especially of the power and performance varieties. They paint a different picture, in large part because they showcase what the car is capable of. As in really capable of. As I mentioned, the Wheelsandmore-tuned DBS Superleggera’s 5.2-liter V-12 engine churns out 818 horsepower and 760 pound-feet of torque while the standard model’s V-12 produces “only” 714 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. It’s a hefty increase that underlies the kind of power and performance capabilities Aston Martin’s flagship model is capable of. The standard DBS Superleggera can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds.

Yes, the Wheelsandmore-tuned DBS Superleggera is 0.2 seconds quicker to 62 mph compared to what the untuned version can do.

In a world where every tenth-of-a-second matters, that’s a significant improvement in acceleration for a supercar that already accelerates off the line like a boss.

Final Thoughts

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The absence of any meaningful exterior and interior upgrades shouldn’t cloud your judgment concerning the appeal of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera by Wheelsandmore. Truth be told, the German tuner did add a few more things to its program beyond the software upgrades to the engine.

Aerodynamic upgrades are out of the question, but there is a reason the tuner’s name is “Wheelsandmore.” A new set of 22-inch wheels is also part of the program. The wheels measure 10x22 inches in the front and 12x22 inches in the back. Unique to these wheels is Wheelsandmore’s expertise in creating them to an extent the tuner is offering multiple finishes, one unique to the other so that no two programs are created equal.

The wheels are also wrapped in high-performance Pirelli tires that Wheelsandmore commissioned Pirelli to create specifically for the DBS Superleggera. The tires measure 265/30 in the front and 315/25 in the back.

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I’ve known about Wheelsandmore for years based on past tuning programs that have found their way in these pages. While I have expressed past dismay in the tuner’s neglect for the exterior and interior of the cars it builds tuning kits for, it’s hard to deny that Wheelsandmore’s engine upgrade programs have yielded impressive results over the years. This program for the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the latest example of that. Think about how hard it is to raise the power levels of a V-12 engine that already produces 714 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Wheelsandmore not only accomplished it, but it did so with software tuning kits that add more than 100 ponies and 100 pound-feet of torque to the V-12 engine’s output. That’s impressive.

It’s impressive enough that you can forgive the tuner for not doing enough to elevate the exterior and interior of the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Then again, it really didn’t need to.

  • Leave it
    • No upgrades to the exterior and interior
    • Hard to access given tuner’s location
    • Some might not handle all that power
Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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