As beautiful and luscious Aston Martins may be, it’s hard to deny that majority of these models have seemingly been around longer than time itself and they are well overdue for replacement. Though due to limited resources and the lack of a parent company with deep pockets, development and research for completely new models has been a slow and painstaking process for the extremely small automaker.
But now that Aston Martin has some help from Mercedes-AMG, AutoCar of the UK happily reports that Aston Martin will begin their new product assault with the all-new 2017 DB9, due in late 2016 for a reveal.
Not too long ago, the brand announced to be working on a new architecture amid a hefty investment. And the DB9 will be the first new product utilizing this new platform. Expect the use of a new engine developed by Aston’s new partner, AMG. The engine will apparently be a completely reworked version of AMG’s twin-turbo 4.0L V8 while the V12 could be based off of AMG’s latest twin-turbo 6.0L unit found in current 65 models.
Following the DB9, a new Vantage and Vanquish are expected a year or two later. So far, a new Rapide hasn’t been announced and the brand’s rumored SUV has yet to be approved.
Either way, Aston Martin will take on completely new design language that will send the current beautiful philosophy into the paged of history.