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1Hotter Aston Martin DB9 takes to the ring

It looks like a more athletic edition of the Aston Martin DB9 may be hitting the streets soon. The 450 HP 6.0L V-12 reportedly remains under the hood, backed up a six-speed manual gearbox. Aerodynamic changes inspired by the DBRS9 racer and the upcoming DBS flagship show up in the front corners and the huge rear diffuser. The increased down-force will be accompanied by suspension changes and lighter body panels that will help the British GT get around corners faster and stop shorter. Additionall

1SPY SHOTS: Aston Martin DBS...or is that the DBRS9?

Sure, photos of Aston Martin's newest model, the DBS, have already been released in film spec. Sure, it was already shown to a group of VIPs alongside the V8 Roadster. But Car magazine claims to have photos of the first one to be caught in public.

9Spy Shots: 2008 Aston Martin DBS9

Finally, the Aston Martin DBRS9 mules are starting to resemble something James Bond would actually use to carry out international espionage. These new spy shots from Edmunds show the DBRS9, which is based on the standard DB9, with plenty of nipping and tucking going on to give the car a much more aggressive presence, one worthy of the Bond man himself. A pair of creased air inlets flanks a wide lower air intake in the Aston's front fascia, while oversized vents behind the front wheels and an int

7The future of Aston Martin

The news that Ford has put Aston Martin on the block has many of us wondering how the situation looks from inside Aston Martin - is this bad news or good news? On the face of it, Aston Martin looks to be in great shape. Under the leadership of Ulrich Bez, the company has begun to turn an operating profit (unlike Premier Automotive Group sibling Jaguar), and current rumors suggest that plans may be afoot for an investor group to back a management buyout led by Bez, setting the company up once aga

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