Just a week ago we presented you the first spy shots of the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 grand tourer and now we have the first technical details.
As we saw, the British is working on a new generation of its DB9 grand tourer and once again the stylish two-door is expected to be the basis of a high-performance DBS supercar. This new generation of the DB9 and the eventual DBS won’t be completely new as the current car’s lightweight bonded-aluminum VH platform is expected to carry over, though nearly every element will be improved upon.
For the new DBS mean that the VH platform will be made significantly lighter and the main purpose is to improve acceleration, braking, handling and fuel economy. Engineers are reportedly looking at a 10-15 percent weight loss for the new DBS, which would make the car weigh in at around 3,300 pounds-a massive 400 pound weight saving over the current model.
Also the new model will be more powerful, with the current 6.0-liter V-12 engine expected to undergo a major overhaul to not only produce more power but also produce fewer emissions. Expect output to rise by around 20 horsepower in the DBS to a new peak of 530 horsepower.
The external design will remain almost the same, the current proportions remaining largely unchanged. Expect a crisper overall look with sharper creases, sculpted flanks and a similar grille to the one used on the One-77 supercar, but we will see the final result just to the launch.
In the gallery below you can see pictured the current Aston Martin DBS.