Aston Martin Updates DB9 for 2011

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A fantasy of many a car lover, Aston Martin has just enhanced its DB9 range, launching a selection of upgrades unprecedented since the model first debuted in 2003.

In appearance, the 2011 DB9 now sports a new front bumper, bright finish radiator grille, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels, and silver brake callipers. Under the hood, the vehicle's previous passive damping system has been replaced by an Adaptive Damping System (ADS). For drivers of this luxury sports car, that means sharper handling in the Sport mode and improved ride comfort.

The DB9 range continues to be available as a Coupe or Volante, Aston-speak for convertible, and the ADS system comes standard with both. Recent enhancements to the range also include a new tire pressure monitoring system, revised Bluetooth connectivity, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Power-wise, the DB9 still features a 6.0-litre V12 engine, offering 470bhp and 442 lb-ft of torque. This, coupled with a choice of either six-speed 'Touchtronic' paddle-shift actuated automatic or six-speed manual transmissions, means speeds of up to 305km/h (190 mph) are possible. Time to reach 100 km/h? Just 4.8 seconds.

"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," says Aston Martin's Product Development Director, Ian Minards.

The DB9 is available in 34 countries, with approximately 12,500 produced and delivered since its launch in 2003. To date 1,500 DB9 vehicles are produced annually with worldwide deliveries of the revised DB9 scheduled to begin in July 2010.

©(Copyright Canadian Auto Press)

Topics: Convertible, Sports Coupe, Aston Martin, 2011, DB9, DB9 Volante, $99,999+,

Organizations: Aston Martin

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