Aston Martin’s overhaul of its sports car range continues, with a heavily updated version of its DBS spied testing.

    Wrapped in rather conspicuous green camouflage, we can see a new, wider grille with both horizontal and vertical bars, instead of a mesh insert.

    There are restyled headlights reminiscent of the DB12, an overhauled DB11, and a vented bonnet.

    Down back, there’s a new rear bumper design plus restyled tail lights. In terms of the roof, greenhouse and doors, however, there don’t appear to be any changes.

    It’s unclear what will feature under the bonnet.

    The related DB12 ditched its twin-turbocharged V12 engine for a V8-only lineup, but reports suggest the DBS could go with an uprated version of its twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 with anywhere between 566kW and 597kW of power, and 900Nm of torque.

    Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman told Autocar late last year the DBS replacement will be “completely different” to the DB12.

    It’ll reportedly build on the DBS 770 and feature an overhauled chassis, track-tuned suspension, and a boost in rigidity.

    Whether it even retains the DBS nameplate is unclear.

    We expect the DBS to receive the same technology updates as the DB12, which ditched its old Mercedes-Benz COMAND infotainment system – complete with trackpad – for a new touchscreen system developed in-house.

    The DB12 has dual 10.25-inch screens and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but Aston Martin hasn’t moved all functions to the infotainment system. Physical controls remain for things like drive mode selection and heating and ventilation.

    An embedded e-SIM allows the DB12 to download over-the-air updates, while a new Aston Martin app allows owners to remotely lock and unlock their vehicle and send navigation points of interest to it, among other actions.

    In addition to revealing its DB12 last year, Aston Martin revealed a heavily updated version of its Vantage sports car earlier this year.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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