Aston Martin unveiled the current generation Aston Martin DB9 at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008 in both Coupe and Volante variants. The Coupe was originally designed to be able to transform into an open top version and the work allotted for this design was proven successful in the Volante.
The DB9 is powered by a revised version of Aston Martin’s 6.0 Liter V12 engine to deliver a maximum output of 470 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. This is good for a 0 to 60 MPH time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 190 MPH.
Aston Martin is not only showing the DBS for the first time in Europe at the Frankfurt motor show next week but will also showcase two new special editions - the Aston Martin DB9 LM® and the V8 Vantage N400. Both special editions draw inspiration from the company’s recent achievements at Le Mans and the Nϋrburgring 24-hour races.
Forbes is a business magazine with a penchant for the good life. And for lists. Every year it publishes provocative lists about lifestyle subjects.
The latest is the “Wheels Women Melt Over.” As the magazines website, Forbes.com, says: “A babe magnet can be a car or even a truck.” It notes that [they’re usally expensive and therefore exclusive; sporty; never boring.” ... “A babe magnet’s effectiveness depends on different tastes, even different locations. But most of all, it (...) > Full story
A bio-fuelled Aston Martin DBRS9 has made motorsport history by winning a major motorsport event in Britain. The bio-ethanol powered Aston Martin DBRS9 driven by Lord Drayson and Jonny Cocker, and run by Barwell Motorsport won the latest round of the British GT championship at Snetterton on Sunday 3 June.
The car has been developed by the Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing team in Banbury, specifically for Lord Drayson to run in the British GT championship.
The Aston Martin DBRS9 is based (...) > Full story
How easy is for you to choose the sexist man or woman in the world. I’m sure is not that hard with women like Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba, and with men like Sean Connery or Brad Pitt. But they are unique, in the cars world is totally different. Because there are multiple Ferraris, Mercedes, Aston Martins, Porsches, Audis and many many more. So which one is the sexist from all this?
To make it easier for you, Forbes made their own list with the top ten sexiest cars: Sexiest Car for (...) > Full story
AutoExpress caught the new DB9 on testings on the Nürburgring race circuit in Germany. The DB9 is inspired by the racing DBRS9 and will be fully road legal – and a highly capable machine on the track.
The car’s bodykit has clearly been inspired by the track car, yet the GT remains fully road legal. At the front, there’s a more aggressive bumper, while a new ground-hugging aerodynamic diffuser helps to improve the model’s high-speed stability.
The car is powered by the standard Aston (...) > Full story
The DB9, is a Grand tourer launched by Aston Martin in 2004 and is the first new car to be built at Aston’s Gaydon facility.
This model, which was designed by Ian Callum and finished by his successor, Henrik Fisker, superseded the now-discontinued Aston Martin DB7, which started production in 1994.
Ten of the most fabulous cars of 2006 are put togheter by Car and Driver in a quite impressive list. Criteria? Luxury, style, prestige, speed, and price.
Top ten most fabulous cars of 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 - Price: $1.2 million (est)
Koenigsegg CCX - Price: $720,000 (est)
Maybach 62 - Price: $377,750
Rolls-Royce Phantom - Price: $328,750
Lamborghini Murcielago roadster - Price: $319,110
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - Price: $250,000 (est)
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The future of Aston Martin is epitomised by the all-new DB9, a 2+2 seater sports car that sets new standards in its class due to its astonishing combination of agility, V12 power, smoothness, beautiful design and hand craftsmanship.
From July, Aston Martin will offer the option of a factory fitted ‘Sports Pack’ specification for the DB9 Coupe, combining revised suspension characteristics with a new alloy wheel design to give subtly different driving dynamics.
The new five-spoke forged aluminium alloy wheels are lighter than the standard wheels, the springs and front anti-roll bar are modified and the ride height lowered.
Taking the DB9’s VH architecture as its foundation and retuning some of its (...) > Full story
Set to make its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show, the four-door Rapide lays the foundation for the rejuvenated British carmaker to take on upmarket sedans like the Maserati Quattroporte and the coming Porsche Panamera.
Rapide is closely related to the DB9 in looks and mechanical makeup, with its real value lying in its full-size rear doors, four-seat layout and generous trunk. These features give the car a versatility and practicality above any of Aston’s (...) > Full story