The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery

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  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    It is impossible to mention Aston Martin without drawing the brand's connection to 007, better known to everyone as James Bond.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    The DB9 is one of the most significant modern Astons to date and it was introduced around the turn of the century in 2003.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    The supercar was the successor to the DB7 Vantage and was due to be built at a brand new facility in Gaydon in the U.K.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    Nothing else but a V-12 could be used to propel this British GT car and with each of the three generations of the DB9, power went up to 500 hp.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    The biggest draw of the DB9 however was its styling. Penned by the likes of Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker, it was nothing short of spectacular.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    With a long hood and clean lines, the design of the DB9 is timeless. The proportions are spot on and are fitting of a Grand Tourer.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    Right from the first generation, the DB9 was available as a coupe or convertible (Volante) and the V-12 produced 450 hp.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    Although this big Aston had a V-12, the DB9 was never about outright performance; it was more about grace and elegance.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    The second generation received a minor facelift, not that it needed one and the DB9 also got slight bump in power. The V-12 now produced 470 hp.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    Same was the case with the interior which saw some new finishes and updated electronics.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    By the time the third generation hit the market, other models in Aston's portfolio like the DBS, the Rapide & Virage started eating into DB9 sales.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    In fact the Virage was so similar to the DB9 that the Aston eventually adopted the DB9 name with the Virage. The power was now up to 496 hp.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    To keep the DB9 competitive, Aston incorporated even more technology and a fantastic stereo from Bang & Olufsen.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    But despite the update, it was difficult for Aston Martin to justify the DB9 purely based on styling, because the competition was fierce and the DB9 was falling short.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    And with that Aston decided to seize production of the DB9. Aston Martin made 16,500 DB9s over a 13 year period, between 2003-2016.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    The British Automaker did give us one final special Bond GT edition before the supercar's eventual demise.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    A few special editions based on the DB9 like the Zagato Spyder Centennial shows us the versatility of the Astons VH platform.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    Another special edition, although this one based on the V8 Vantage, was the DB10. It was specially commissioned for another 007 movie, Spectre.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    The spiritual successor to the DB9 however came in the form of the DB11. Aston says that this car is better than the DB9 in every way.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
    The DB9 though in my opinion is still better looking and remains my favourite modern Aston Martin. Swipe up to read more about the DB9.
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
  • The Aston Martin DB9 earned a Sub Zero on Top Gear's CoolWall for a Reason - gallery
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