Aston Martin first announced its first large touring car to be built at its Gaydon facility at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was the Aston Martin DB9 model that was put into full production with the 2004 model year and started until 2016. The DB9 was the vehicle that succeeded the DB7. It was available in a coupe model and a convertible model called the Volante.
The design of the DB9
The new grand tourer was the design of Henrik Fisker and Market Reichman. It was designed and manufactured to be lighter with a large portion of the components using high quality, strong aluminum as the primary material. The DB9’s curb weight was 3,770 pounds with a chassis that was based on the VH platform.
The power behind DB9
The DB9 engine was taken from the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. It was a 5.9-liter that gave the driver a great resource of power along with excellent acceleration and a sense of sportiness with all the comforts that its touring rating provides.
Your first face lift
In July 2008, Aston Martin decided it was time to make some changes. Inside, the center console received a redesign. On the outside, no changes were made until 2013, at which point that year’s DB9 would look more like the 2011 Virage with increased horsepower and torque.
2013 Aston Martin DB9
The 2013 model of the DB9 received a number of improvements to its design, overall driving experience and engine. The tremendous power plant delivered a massive 510 bph along with 457 lb-ft of torque. It was made with ceramic brakes that came standard on this edition. It would scream from 0 to 60 mph in a brief 4.5 seconds. There was a mixed bag when it came to reviews. While there were some critics who commented on its poor handling, there were other reviewers who approved of it for the driving experience and the ride. The rear seats were small along with a satellite navigation system that needed improvement and cargo space was limited, but there was more to it than that for the DB9. Both the interior and exterior design received good marks.
Aston Martin DBR9
Aston Martin DB9 Racing
The DBR9 special edition was designed and engineered for FIA GT1 series racing in conjunction with the DBRS9 model. Both cars were made in lighter versions and interior features were removed. The design team went one step further and added carbon fiber panels to replace the aluminum body panels. Each received an engine tuning to produce volumes more horsepower and torque.
Skip a model in the sequence
Some may wonder why Aston Martin went from DB7 to DB9. The justification was pretty simple. The new model was not an evolution, but rather a revolution in vehicle development. It was not a gradual change, but the closing of one chapter and the opening of another within the history of the DB family of automobiles. The jump from a V8 to a V12 engine did not justify following the timeline and would not have paid proper respects to the new DB9.
Other variants of the Aston Martin DB9
- The DB9 LM edition was made to celebrate the 2007 GT1 victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. He burned the track and set a powerful precedent with a zero to sixty test time in just 4.4 seconds. It maintained the same top speed of 183 miles per hour, but the acceleration time was slightly faster than previously recorded sprint times.
- DB9 Quantum Silver, Morning Frost and Carbon Black Editions
- These models were designed to be a trio of special editions in the DB9 family and were released in 2011. One of the most distinctive features of each was a special sill plate that proudly displays the name of each edition with their respective names. .
This edition would become the final variation of the DB9 to be produced. The first edition was released to the public with a price tag for the base model of $ 202,775. The engine was tuned to deliver 540 bhp and produce 457 lb ft of torque. He maintained the same top speed and sprint time from zero to sixty at 4.4 seconds. These cars were built in 2011 and were powered by a 5.9-liter V12 engine that produced 470 bhp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Each was available in your choice of a Coupe or Volante model. The Carbon Black edition received a special treatment from a modified exhaust to give it a unique sound and personality that leaned toward the sportier side of life. The Morning Frost was offered in a pearl white paint job with a metallic bronze leather interior and silver stitching. The Silver came in …