Aston Martin DB9

The DB9 is the first model to be built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility in Warwickshire, England. The moniker “DB” stems from the initials of David Brown, the owner of Aston Martin for a significant part of its history. The DB9, which was designed by Ian Callum and finished by his successor, Henrik Fisker, superseded the now-discontinued Aston Martin DB7 (also by Callum) which started production in 1994.

The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is the convertible version of the DB9 coupe. It is built by hand in limited numbers and has enhanced styling. It is powered by the same 6.0 litre, DOHC 48 valve V12 as the DB9 and is completed with 460 bhp and a top speed of 265 km/h. It can perform a 0–60 mph run in 4.9 seconds, three-tenths of a second slower than the hard top coupe. The Volante is taller than the hardtop, standing at 51.2 inches (1,300 mm) compared to 50.1 inches (1,270 mm). The transmission options are either the Graziano-sourced six speed manual or the ZF-sourced six speed ‘Touchtronic 2′ automatic. The DB9 Volante is featured in the television shows Desperate Housewives and Entourage.

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