This looks like the upcoming 2013 Aston Martin DBS, also known under the internal project name AM 310. The four small pictures – which we enlarged – were made at Villa d’Este in Italy where the British sports car will make its official release this weekend.
When looking at the pictures, it seems that Aston Martin will showcase the red project AM 310 vehicle as a concept, but we all know that this vehicle will be the base for the upcoming DBS and DB9. Feel free to share your opinion on the totally new lower front fascia, interesting design of the side skirts, thee open rear spoiler and the newly designed rear diffuser. In the case you did not notice, the rear lights are borrowed from the One-77 and the front lights are also used on the Aston Martin Virage.
Aston Martin claims that the AM 310 is 75 per cent new. It will feature the same 6.0 liter V12 as you currently find in the V12 Vantage, DBS and DB9 models. Power will be 573hp, an increase of 63hp. Other features will include a transaxle gearbox and wishbone suspension, and the familiar ‘VH’ bonded and riveted alloy frame.
The real changes for the AM 310 will be in the lightweight construction, lower emissions ratings and increased economy figures. Aston Martin will use carbon fiber and aluminium parts for the bodywork with an all-new shape taking design cues from the One-77 and using a higher bonnet to conform with crash regulations. For the first time, the successor will get automatic windscreen wipers and a touch screen navigation system!
More on the new Aston Martin DBS right here!