Facelifted Rapide will have a revised front fascia with changes at the rear end too.

It seems like only yesterday that the Aston Martin Rapide was unveiled to us when suddenly our spy photographers manage to catch this unsuspecting facelift prototype out for a drive.

This is the 2012/2013 Aston Martin Rapide which will literally be getting a fresh face, if that's what can be deduced from the camouflage employed on the front fascia.

Our spy photographers point out that the front bumper looks to be revised with a updated design and new air intakes.

The rear end of the Rapide is also getting a change with a new rear bumper and a rear spoiler which looks a little bigger than on the current model. Also, the rear parking sensors seems to be located higher up.

The next Aston Martin Rapide may get a new engine variant too. It will likely launch in late 2012 or early 2013.