To refresh your memory, the ultimate Aston Martin ever created was the One-77 supercar.
Some would even call it a hypercar.
Boasting a large displacement 7.3-liter V12, it sounded absolutely -- as they would say in the UK -- crackers.
And it looked as timelessly beautiful as many Astons that had preceded it.
Now it looks like the all-new DBS replacement, which is said to appear this summer and hit the market later this year, will benefit from some of the 77's styling treatments. Thanks to excellent spy photography work by CAR, we're here to show you the BEST pictures of one of Aston's sharpest tools in the shed.
Take note of its MUCH more aggressive design elements. Some things I've noticed:
- New mirror design
- Elongated rear quarter window hidden by camo
- Lovely integrated rear spoiler
- Large vents covered by camo in the front valence
What else do YOU spot?
CAR understands that the company will apply some of its learnings from the One-77 project, including some of its composite technology. This won't be a pure carbonfibre sports car like the One-77, however; its price point of sub-£200,000 demands a more affordable mix of alloys and plastics.
The trusty Aston 6.0-litre V12 will survive, albeit fettled and here producing an anticipated 550bhp. That's around 40 ponies up on today's 6.0-litre lump, a rise achieved by improving internal efficiencies of the moving parts and tuning the engine's electronic control systems. ZF automatic transmissions are planned.