Aston Martin DB9 update coming soon
29th June, 2010
- DB9 receives package of styling, engineering and equipment enhancements
- Adaptive Damping System introduced across Coupe and Volante range
- Changes re-affirm DB9’s position as the world’s finest sports grand tourer
- Production of revised car underway, deliveries from July
In the most significant programme of upgrades since its world debut in 2003, Aston Martin’s DB9 range has
received a complete package of styling, engineering and equipment enhancements.
As one of the most successful Aston Martins of all-time the DB9 has established itself as the definitive grand
tourer, thanks to an enduring combination of understated elegance, sporting character and genuine luxury.
For Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin’s Chief Executive, the DB9 remains a very special car: “The DB9 is the
quintessential sporting grand tourer and offers an unrivalled combination of driver involvement, character, luxury
and refinement. This car combines our unique Aston Martin character with an uncompromised design philosophy,
craftsmanship and trademark Aston Martin performance ability.”
This new package of improvements compliments these core qualities perfectly. Subtle styling changes freshen the
DB9’s appearance, with a new front bumper, bright finish radiator grille and a re-shaped lower intake featuring
bright hexagonal mesh. New headlight bezels, re-styled sills, silver brake callipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy
wheels and clear rear light lenses complete the external revisions.
Under the skin the DB9’s passive damping system has been replaced by a new Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which
offers enhanced ride comfort together with sharper handling when switched to Sport mode. The ADS system is offered
as standard equipment across the DB9 range, encompassing both Coupe and Volante (convertible). A new tyre pressure
monitoring system, a revised Bluetooth microphone system and the addition of a new Double Apex alloy finish trim
and Bang & Olufsen hi-fi options broaden the Aston Martin DB9’s specification.
Aston Martin’s Product Development Director, Ian Minards, explains that it is all part of an ongoing commitment to
continual improvement: “The DB9 was the first car built at Gaydon adopting the VH architecture. It has evolved
every year since, with significant changes including a power upgrade and successive reductions in CO2 emissions. The
latest package of improvements goes further than ever, highlighting the DB9’s qualities as a true sporting GT and
underlining its role as the backbone car of our range.”
The Aston Martin DB9 is available as either Coupe or Volante (convertible) with rear mid-mounted six-speed manual
gearbox as standard or optional ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed automatic transmission. Production of the revised DB9 is
already underway in England, with UK deliveries commencing in July and elsewhere shortly afterwards.