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The new Aston Martin DB9 will carry the looks inspired by the Virage, as our latest spy photos show

The revised Aston Martin DB9 coupe and Volante models have been spied almost completely undisguised near the Gaydon firm’s Nurburgring test facility.

The pictures reveal that the revised DB9 will feature a new look inspired by the Virage, the GT Aston launched last year to bridge the gap between the DB9 and the DBS.

The overhaul to the DB9 range is also likely to feature many of the updates Aston Martin brought in for the DBS-replacing Vanquish, including the all-new interior. It is not known however if the Vanquish’s carbonfibre bodywork and part-carbonfibre VH platform will carryover to the DB9, or if Aston will want to preserve these exclusive – and costly – updates for the £190,000 flagship.

Dynamic tweaks that could feature on the revised DB9 include the latest-generation chassis stability and traction control systems from the Vanquish, plus the revised adaptive dampers and steering system.

The Virage influences in the styling of the revised DB9 are clear. Both the front and rear ends look borrowed from the DB9‘s more expensive sibling.

The more technical looking bi-xenon front headlights are new to the DB9, as is the five-bar metal grille and the bumper at the front. At the rear, the Virage carryovers include an angular diffuser with integrated twin exhausts, plus the revised taillights. One bespoke feature to help differentiate the DB9 is a pronounced ‘kick’ at the edge of the bootlid.

Aston engineers are likely to have liberated more power from the DB9‘s 5.9-litre V12 engine, which produces 470bhp in the current car. Updates to the engine for the Vanquish included variable valve timing, new heads, bigger inlet valves and throttle bodies, and new manifolds.


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willy 11 July 2013

The driver seat

The driver seat is marvelously comfortable. This Racing also developed a different car following.  It just got such a sophisticated features and it got stunning good look. 

willy 2 July 2013

It has the same front and

It has the same front and rear end. Only outside difference we can see is a new spoiler on the boot lid.

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willy 2 July 2013

Kept it away from prying eyes

Kept it away from prying eyes for quite some time but now a new prototype has popped up doing some winter testing.

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