Caught testing alongside a Ferrari 599 and Mercedes SLS AMG, the heavily camouflaged prototype has an evolutionary design with a prominent front splitter, a ventilated hood and Virage-style headlights.

The Aston Martin DB9 is nearly eight years old, so it's reassuring to know the company is working on an extensive facelift.

Caught testing alongside a Ferrari 599 and Mercedes SLS AMG, the heavily camouflaged prototype has an evolutionary design with a prominent front splitter, a ventilated hood and Virage-style headlights. Out back, there's an aggressive rear fascia, a large decklid spoiler and a dual exhaust system.

Our spies were also able to get a glimpse of the interior, but most of it is borrowed from the current model. This is likely just for testing purposes, but we can see a new steering wheel and a revised instrument cluster with larger gauges.

No word on what will power the luxury coupe, but we wouldn't be surprised if the car was launched with a 6.0-liter V12 that produces upwards of 470 hp (477 PS / 350 kW).