Time flies, and dozen years has passed since the Aston Martin DB9 was presented for the first time to the world, and even though the model has gone through many updates and changes during the period of its lifetime, twelve years is still a long time.
The good news is that the British car maker is preparing to release a new version, and that is exactly what the photographers in Eiffel have discovered running around the Nürburgring.
Right now it’s difficult to tell much from the spy shots, mainly because the prototype they picture is mainly wearing the bodywork of the existing Aston Martin DB9 Coupe. So all the exciting stuff is happening under the skin.
However, it does show up that the front end is wider, what gives the next-generation model, no matter what it’s going to be called, a wider front track and more room in the engine bay.
All those who may have been following the news might know that Aston has signed a deal with Mercedes-AMG, will see the German automaker’s performance section, and supply it with a new powerplant, but however, that is not expected to be all set for the DB9 successor’s arrival.
Look for it to pop up in production guise sometime next year, then, with an evolution of Gaydon’s long-serving and ubiquitous 6.0-liter V12 engine that’s already developing 592 horsepower in the Vantage GT3… excuse us, Porsche GT12.