2008 Aston Martin DBS – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Aston Martin DBS has only been on the market now for five years, but the DB9 on which it's based has been around for eight. That's a fairly long life-cycle for any car, but it seems the DB9/DBS will have to soldier on a bit longer. Its replacement – based on new architecture – isn't due to arrive until 2015 at the earliest. In the meantime, Aston is planning a fairly comprehensive facelift for the DB9 family.

The changes are tipped to arrive first on the higher-end DBS before trickling down to the rest of the family. Design touches are expected to be borrowed from the One-77 supercar, bringing the influence of the company's design boss Marek Reichman to overshadow that of his predecessor, Ian Callum, now at Jaguar.

Among those touches are expected to be a new fascia that, surprisingly, ditches the company's trademark shape in favor of a new single grille opening, coupled with hood vents and sharper lines all around.

A refreshed interior is also expected, as is an upgraded engine with about 20 more horsepower to draw on from the 5.9-liter V12, up to 530 hp in DBS trim. Expect the revised DBS to arrive sometime late next year, with the new DB9 to follow shortly thereafter.


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      Darnell Robeson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still a beautiful car...8 years more wouldnt change that...but yea I hope the redesign doesnt ruin it
      • 3 Years Ago
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        EnzoHonda
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was going to ask "Why do all your posts look the same?" but this one is actually different. I think it's because they've achieved the perfect car visually. And unless sales start to slow drastically, I expect them to pull a Porsche and keep it looking the same with mild refreshes here and there.
      CLASSIFIED
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't wait to see this.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why 5.9l v12?Wasn't it 6.0l v12?
      IJR Norm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Aston Martin, not a finer automobile in the world than an Aston Martin. I wish I could buy one . I wouldn't have it any other way.
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      *please don't ruin it*