AutoExpress caught the new DB9 on testings on the Nürburgring race circuit in Germany. The DB9 is inspired by the racing DBRS9 and will be fully road legal – and a highly capable machine on the track.
The car’s bodykit has clearly been inspired by the track car, yet the GT remains fully road legal. At the front, there’s a more aggressive bumper, while a new ground-hugging aerodynamic diffuser helps to improve the model’s high-speed stability.
The car is powered by the standard Aston model’s 450bhp 6.0-litre V12 powerplant, linked to the six-speed manual transmission from the DB9 GT. The performance improvements are achieved by changes to the aerodynamics and suspension. It is expected to have a top speed of 186 mph.