James Bond's Spectre might be just around the corner and people are looking forward to watch and hear the roaring and beautiful Aston Martin DB10. But Aston Martin is not relying on the movie alone and they are readying the DB9 successor whose final design will be based on the DB10. Our friends at Worldcarfans have got hold of Aston Martin DB9 successor testing around the Nürburgring track.
While this is the first time time images of DB9 successor has surfaced online, not much of the details are clear about the vehicle. But for what it seems, the new DB9 has grown in length and the bumper has been reworked to make it look wider. Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's design director has already confirmed that the car will look "fresh and modern" and "there'll be a little more revolution in it."
The 'DB?' as we will say the car will underpin an all-new aluminium made platform which will help the iconic British brand to reduce the weight of this car considerably. As for the power, the DB? will not use the AMG engine anymore and hence will get an updated 6.0 litre V12 unit that will produce in excess of 517hp and 620Nm output (the current power figures of DB9).
The big question remains about the moniker this car will carry? According to Aston Martin, the new car will get the DB letters as usual, but the 9 will not be replaced by 10 and it can be something else. Aston Martin has done the same in the past when they launched DB9 succeeding DB7 and not DB8.
The expected launch of the Aston Martin DB9 replacement will be in early 2017 and could very well be previewed as a concept at some auto show in coming months.