Project VH500 set to replace the Aston Martin DB9 in 2013

For all you speedsters, Aston Martin has started developing a lighter and more powerful model of the DB9. Slated for a 2013 debut, this car currently dubbed Project VH500, will reportedly differ from the current model in tech specs. The DB9’s VH platform will be made significantly lighter in order to improve acceleration, braking, handling and fuel economy. Engineers hope to make the new version lighter by 10 percent, which would put the DB9’s replacement at less than 3,300 pounds. The V-12 engine will be upgraded to not only produce more power but also produce fewer emissions. As for the exterior styling, get ready for a crisper overall look with sharper creases, sculpted flanks etc.

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Reportedly, Aston Martin will be churning out a revamped model of the Vantage by 2014.