SPY 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.

The DBS is making its first official public premier on November 17, the opening night of the new James Bond movie Casino Royale in which the car plays a starring role alongside Agent Double "Oooooh, James" Seven. The car is based on the DB9 and features a 530hp V12 along with new bodywork, among other modifications (check out the rear diffuser).

Conspicuously, this undisguised test mule, which was snapped in a parking lot at Silverstone, is wearing the badges of the DBRS9, the street version of the DBR9 racecar, all of which are based on the same DB9. Despite the confusing alphabet soup, the British publication is adamant this is the new DBS. Think they're mistaken?

[Source: Car magazine]

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