Evolution of the Aston Martin DB9

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The Aston Martin DB9 is the historic car that was first built in the company’s Warwickshire, England facility. Aston Martin DB9 got its name from David Brown. He is the owner of Aston Martin, and he played a significant role in the success of the company. The Aston Martin DB9 was designed by Ian Callum, but it was later finished by Henrik Fisker. The DB9 was the replacement of DB7 that started production during the mid-90s.

DB9 comes in two types. The first was a coupe, and the other was a convertible. Performance-wise, the coupe and the Volante convertible runs with a 6.0L V12 engine that was originally used by Vanquish. Aston Martin Believed that the DB9 was a great leap on their models, which is why they didn’t name it DB8 after Aston Martin DB7 was discontinued. Aston Martin believed that the DB9 was far from Jaguar XJ-S.

Aston Martin DB9 Volante was built in limited volumes. With the enhanced aesthetic appeal, it has been featured in the television show Desperate Housewives thanks to its elegant look. Compared to the other version of the DB9, it stands a bit taller but carries the same engine as the coupe.

The Aston Martin DB9 Specs and Performance

As for the production capacity of the Gaydon facility that handled the Aston Martin DB9, they announced how they can produce with the same capability as the Porsche and the Ferrari. Despite the same number of cars produced annually with top-tier names, the Aston Martin DB9 was compared more with Jaguar XKR, Mercedes Benz SL, and the Bentley Continental GT.

The structure of the Aston Martin was made of aluminum melded together through high-end sophisticated bonding techniques and durable rivets. The structure was more rigid than the last model produced by Aston Martin. In terms of weight though, the DB9 is 25% lighter.  With coordination with the Ford research team, the Vanquish engine was used for the Aston Martin DB9.

Performance-wise, carrying the same engine as the Vanquish, which was used as the Bond car in Die Another Day; the Aston Martin DB9 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Its top speed could reach up to 300 kilometers per hour.


The pricing for the vehicle differed between the two variants. As for the Volante convertible, the Aston Martin DB9 costs around £124,000. For the coupe, the price is just around £111,000, slightly lower than the price of the convertible.

2008 Changes

By 2008, Aston Martin implemented some changes to the then 4-year-old Aston Martin DB9. One of the main changes was of course the interior and minor modification from the structure. One of the most important changes made with the 2008 DB9 was that it was given a more powerful engine that could provide better performance. With the touchtronic gearbox addition, the DB9 was a machine of precision.

Aston Martin believed that the Vanquish is one of its prized creations. Given the fact that the Aston Martin DB9 was given the same engine as the Vanquish, this just means that they also want the peak performance for the 2004 GT car. But of course, this didn’t stop the car manufacturing company to produce positive changes.

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