Over the Back Fence: Speedier Versions of Aston Martin Vantage, DB9 In Store for FrankfurtS

You didn't think Aston Martin would halt their Frankfurt show premiere show after the old-news DBS, did you? AutoExpress says the company's plans for the Messe include the rollout of two racing-inspired offshoots of the DB9 and V8 Vantage. Word is, the roadgoing models will be of the lighter-is-faster variety, with their sights set on the Porsche 911 GT3 and Ferrari F430 Scuderia, which will also show up in Frankfurt. We may have already seen the Vantage version, in a series of spy shots recently pubbed on Autogespot, which indicate a blacked-out prototype that could hint at the Vantage R. [AutoExpress]