Svelte as it still looks, the DB9 is getting a little long in the proverbial tooth – Aston Martin first launched the 2+2 way back in 2004. As such, it's high time the British purveyor of luxury GTs gear up to roll out a new model, and this is the best look we've had at it yet.

Spied virtually undisguised while undergoing winter testing in the snow, the new DB9 (or whatever AML opts to call it) carries all the trademark elements of a contemporary Aston Martin design. The grille appears to be a little smaller and the rear fenders pack a more pronounced curve. Expect the new V12 GT to arrive sometime next year, but you can check it out now in the high-res gallery of spy shots above.


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      fragilecow
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a DB9 Vanquish... works for me!
      Autoblogist
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Aston Martin is careful, their going to fall into the same design rut as Jaguar did and are still trying to get over. This looks very much like an evolution of Callum's work which is almost 20 years old now.
      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm still confused about how the Virage fits into the picture... Is it based on the DB9 or not? Will it stick around once this DB9 replacement comes out?
      Jordan Biffle
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see some elements of the One-77 in it. Also, it should be called the DBX, like OS X (X being 10).
        Jordan Biffle
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jordan Biffle
        Also I expect some Ford involvement in it since Ford still owns part of AML.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      nickms3
      • 2 Years Ago
      The DB9 will never get long in the tooth AB.
      Moosetang
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mr Clarkson, your presence is required in the Driver's seat.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      "carries all the trademark elements of a contemporary Aston Martin design" - In other words, it looks nearly exactly the same as the last decade + of Astons to hit the street. Come on Aston - time to really update the look, time to update the power, and update the gearboxes.
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      Until they changed the greenhouse, they might as well save their money on the rest of the exterior. They all look the same no matter how many tweaks they do to the fenders. They're beautiful, but if they want to be perceived as "new" this isn't the way to accomplish that goal.
        artandcolour2010
        • 2 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        that was supposed to say "Until they change..." not "Until they changed...
      the.nope
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aston Martins are not always the fastest or best handling but they have the best styling which makes up for all of that. but it has the front mixed between the fusion and BRZ
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just hope they ditch the old fused Ford V-12 for a modern V-12. Their motors are tired.
        quackmanquackman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @OptimusPrimeRib
        Yeah, it's a tad down on power compared to other expensive coupes. Is the One-77's engine new? maybe this new DB9's engine is based off that one, if so.
      Rebelfuturism
      • 2 Years Ago
      No need spy shot. Will look the same anyway. Getting really bored with Aston martin these days
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