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Aston Martin DBS (2007)
09 November 2006 01:48
The DBS spotted by Richard Sellers was parked in the British Racing Drivers Club's car park, at Silverstone. 'It was a left hooker with Aston Martin plates, with blanked off bonnet air scoops and unfinished tail pipes,' said Richard. Under the new bonnet lurks the DB9's V12, but fettled to produce around 530bhp, an extra 80 horses. It's fed by a bespoke bumper with an enlarged air scoop to feed the new radiator, underscored by a chin spoiler.
What's in a name?
Aston sources vow the production car will be called DBS, despite this prototype wearing the DBRS9 badges of Aston Martin's GT3 race car. Like the racer, the DBS has a wider track to handle the extra power. And it rides on 20inch alloy wheels, too.