2017 Aston Martin DB9 Redesign, Spy Shots and Preview

Aston Martin had already included the 2017 Aston Martin DB9 into their makeover plan. The redesign process has been started as shown in the pictures, a test mule was undergoing a test. The redesigned DB9 will feature new modular platform and new AMG engine.

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Platform

Aston Martin confirmed it was working on the new platform back in April, after it received some much-needed funding from its investors. However, apart from the fact the platform is being designed to accommodate a new V-8 engine and some electrical systems sourced from Mercedes-AMG, there is very little we know about it.

The platform will be Aston Martin’s first all-new design since the venerable VH (Vertical-Horizontal) platform introduced in the first-generation Vanquish back in 2001. The automaker says the platform will enable its cars to be at the forefront of design, performance and technology, and in addition to Mercedes-AMG’s V-8 engine the platform will also likely fit the current 6.0-liter V-12, which will be supplied to Aston by Ford until at least 2018.

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As mentioned above, the new platform will debut in the next-generation DB9 in 2016 before eventually appearing in a replacement for the Vantage. That means existing versions of the two Aston sports cars still have several years left on the shelf.

Expect Aston Martin engineers to stick with bonded aluminum construction for the new platform, but with weight and rigidity metrics improved compared to the outgoing VH platform. The new platform is also expected to be more flexible in terms of wheelbase and track width, meaning any replacement for the Rapide is likely to grow in size. Note, there’s a chance we may not see a Rapide replacement, and it’s highly likely we won’t be seeing any SUV from Aston Martin.

Powertrain

The vehicle will adopt a new look and will be powered by an AMG engine developed specifically for this application. Around 2018 we will see a new Vantage followed a year later by the Vanquish. For the moment there aren’t any plans to replace the current Rapide while the much rumored Lagonda SUV hasn’t been green-lighted yet.

These new models will adopt a fresh design language and it is believed the cars will be differentiated from one another as a response to criticism of the current lineup. Aston Martin will get its own version of AMG’s recently introduced twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine while a V12 motor based on AMG’s twin-turbo 6.0-liter will be offered as well but possibly as a naturally-aspirated unit. An eight-speed automatic from ZF will be offered, and hopefully a conventional manual will too.

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Release Date

The 2017 Aston Martin DB9 is expected to be unveiled in late 2016 as the 2017 model year, it’s going to hit dealership’s showrooms in 2017. The redesigned DB9 will have a base price of $200,000. For now, you can just relax and see how the development of this car goes on.

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