Handling & Brakes
With over 45 years of engineering and motor racing experience with Aston Martins, the name Richard Stewart Williams is synonymous with performance – performance that has been demonstrated from club and historic racing through to the Aston Martin factory World Sports Car Championship effort including the Le Mans 24 hours.
Using this unique development experience, we are proud to offer our customers various options to improve their handling.
Over the years customers have requested that we upgrade their suspension and brake systems on all Aston Martin models from DB4 onwards. We offer one handling kit specifically designed for DB4/5/6 models and another for all V8-engined cars. These kits include uprated road springs, Koni shock absorbers, front anti-roll bar and, on the V8, a rear anti-roll bar.
Our kits improve road holding whilst retaining an appropriate degree of refinement in ride quality. If you wish to improve your car’s handling further on 6 cylinder cars, we can carry out our Roll Centre and Bump Steer modifications; this dramatically improves front-end turn-in. Also available is a rear Koni conversion for the DB4/5/6 range.
We can supply improved discs and calipers; the V8 conversion incorporates Brembo calipers whilst the 6 cylinder upgrade utilises modified Girling 3 piston units.
For V8 cars, if your vehicle still runs the original lever arm shock absorbers we can convert it to Koni telescopic dampers (an Aston Martin supplied kit).
Please contact us to discuss your requirements. All the above can be fitted in our workshops or supplied from our Parts Department.