In the most significant program of upgrades since its world debut in 2003, Aston Martin’s DB9 gets a complete package of styling, engineering and equipment enhancements for 2011.
As the most successful Aston Martin 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.
The new package of improvements compliments these core qualities. Subtle styling changes freshen the 2011 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 calipers complete the external revisions.
Other changes include 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels as standard, together with new design option wheels and a bright finish grille. Clear rear light lenses are also standard. Inside Double Apex alloy finish is added to the list of options, along with the exceptional BeoSound audio system from Bang & Olufsen.
Under the skin the DB9’s passive damping system has been replaced by a new Adaptive Damping System, which offers enhanced ride comfort together with sharper handling when switched to Sport mode.
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.
Performance comes courtesy of Aston Martin’s 6.0-liter V-12 engine, which develops 470 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. A top speed of 190 mph and the ability to hit 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds seal its credentials as the definitive 2+2 Grand Tourer.
Base model estimated mpg: 11/17
Estimated starting price: $187,600
Compiled by Motor Matters

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