The beautiful Aston Martin DB9 is no more, as it has already been succeeded by the controversially styled DB11. However, the DB9 continues to live on as a base for individualized projects like the British built Kahn Vengeance, and more recently, the Cardi Concept 442 concept from Russia. Being built by Moscow based Cardi studio, the Concept 442 will be a comprehensively re-bodied DB9 coupé.
Meanwhile, these computer drawings envision the final product. With the B-pillar from the Aston wiped off, the Concept 442’s glasshouse will feature a svelte pillar-less look, while the shape is somewhat analogous to recent Mercedes-Benz coupés. The entire shoulder line is one long, sweeping curve, while the front end with the ribbed grille and chunky headlamps is reminiscent of the 70’s Citroen GS.
The interiors are a study in pure elegance, with a massive panel of polished wood running along the dashboard, leather upholstery, a panoramic roof and a classic, thin-rimmed steering wheel. The Cardi Concept 442 will be mechanically similar to the donor Aston Martin DB9, so it’ll retain the 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that delivers 510 bhp and 620 Nm of torque, paired to an automatic transmission.