The Aston Martin DBS replacement has been spied testing again, carrying less disguise than ever

The Aston Martin DBS replacement has been spied testing again, carrying less disguise than ever.

The pictures confirm that the production car will look near-identical to the new Project AM310 concept car that was shown at the Villa d'Este Concours d'Elegance last weekend, and carry several design cues taken from the Aston Martin One-77.

The new DBS is expected to be based on the latest development of Aston’s familiar VH platform. The biggest changes are believed to be in the materials used for the construction of the chassis and the bodywork; Aston Martin is known to be considering using much more carbonfibre in its production cars.

The new concept is powered by the latest version of Aston’s familiar V12 engine,with reports suggesting it has been retuned to produce around 550bhp.

The new Aston DBS will go on sale in 2013.

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29 May 2012

Just a nice evolution of a classic Aston Martin design started by Ian Callum (design genius).

Winning the lottery tonight wouldn't change me.   I'd still buy an Aston Martin.

30 May 2012

Sorry, this looks like it's got 2 tons of concrete on board, it's starting to look dated,it's as if they haven't got the budget to do a totally new car,shame really.

Peter Cavellini.

29 May 2012

I wish Aston would push the boat out a bit, I know there is the comparisons of how well Porsche do with the 911, but really, I am sure they could have done a bit more, but if it is a success, who am I to judge.

29 May 2012

If only i had the money,an Aston Martin would be

on the drive.

29 May 2012

hardly a "spy shot" when the thing is almost identical to the current model - it makes Audi and Porsche spot-the-difference redesigns look wildly adventurous.

In case it's not clear: the top image is a 57 plate

29 May 2012

...........after all it looks just like every other current Aston Martin !

I know they are great cars and I'd buy one like a shot if that Lottery ticket does its job, but could they not be just a lttle bit more innovative ?  Nothing radical (as if !) but just not the same old, same old.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

29 May 2012

Looks like the doors are a carry-over from the DB9/S?

Liking the front-end. And props to Aston for not following its rivals' slavish adoption of huge, ill-proportioned (and vulgar) radiator grilles.

However, it's a shame the rear-end seems so chunky and bulky - from the rear 3/4 view, the rear wheels look smaller than the fronts - or is it a silver-paint trick of the light?

 

29 May 2012

There should be no more sniggering at Porsche designers on this forum. Lazy design also exists elsewhere.


29 May 2012

Carlsberg don't make Aston Martins.........

But if they did........

At least they would look different to every other recent Aston Martin!

29 May 2012

I don't have a problem with a new Aston Martin looking like an old one; after all, Porsche have practised the art for the last 50 years.  The difference is that a new 911 might look like an old one, but it is a major leap forward technically.  Other than using more carbon fibre, I'm not sure what the great leaps forward for Aston are going to be.

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