Aston Martin’s recently unveiled DBS supercar has come face-to-face with the Le Mans-winning DBR9 racer at an exclusive test day at the Nϋrburgring this week. The DBS was in Germany for a final sign-off drive at the circuit at the same time as the DBR9, which was undergoing a test session at the Grand Prix section of the famous circuit.

Next in line for the DBS is the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, where the car will be official unveiled by the brand’s CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez. Incidentally, Bez, who’s an avid racing fan, was the person behind the wheel during the final sign-off drive.

The limited edition DBS was built using a series of race-derived materials and components, with designers taking most of their inspiration from the DBR9 race car. Powered by the venerable 6.0L V12, the DBS develops peak output of 510hp (380kW) and 570Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. Though no official figures have been released for the DBR9, the car’s racing mill is estimated at churning out over 600hp (448kW) and 700Nm (517lb-ft) of torque.