2013 Aston Martin DB9 All Series Exlusive Review

The Aston Martin DB9 is a thoroughbred sports car with GT levels of comfort and refinement. Combining Aston Martin’s unique character with an uncompromising design philosophy, the DB9 was borne out of a synthesis of traditional craftsmanship, high-tech manufacturing, modern components and use of the finest materials. The Aston Martin DB9 is both a full blooded sports car and a hugely capable grand tourer. Whether in Coupe or Volante form, it offers a supreme combination of driver involvement, character, luxury and refinement. Beautifully styled, the Aston Martin DB9 never fails to stir the soul with its unique sound, power and performance. This purebred sports car is also a technical triumph, its beauty signifying aerodynamic efficiency, its power unencumbered by weight, its devastating straight-line performance paired with exquisite handling. All great sports cars strive to balance these qualities, and the DB9 creates an experience that is both unique and unforgettable. What the driver sees, hears and feels is in harmony. 

The reward is total involvement: a level of engagement that truly stimulates the senses, that re-ignites a passion for driving. But an Aston Martin is also about luxury, indulgence and enjoyment it is a feast for the senses. Sure enough, the magnificent exterior styling of the Aston Martin DB9 gives way to a sumptuous, comprehensively equipped cabin, trimmed in the finest materials. Every element is perfectly conceived, from the 6.0-litre V12 engine to the hand stitched seats and carefully selected interior finishes. Nothing is out of place.

Like the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, the DB9 Volante’s performance is supported by Aston Martin’s excellent safety systems. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ensures power is delivered smoothly and efficiently, while enhanced braking aids provide exceptional stopping ability, regardless of the conditions. The rigid VH structure, in conjunction with an advanced safety system that includes deployable roll-over bars on the Volante, provides a high level of occupant protection. DB9 Volante shown with optional 19" 10-spoke, diamond turned, forged alloy road wheels with Graphite finish. Under the skin, the DB9 uses Aston Martin’s high technology VH (Vertical Horizontal) structure, a unique aluminium platform that gives the car huge strength and solidity. 

Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
These underpinnings shape the DB9’s character: a sporting GT with an elegant silhouette that is instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin. DB9 Coupe shown with optional 19" 5-spoke, diamond turned, forged alloy road wheels. The Aston Martin DB9 Volante experience is not just about driving, handling and performance. Sophisticated packaging ensures breathtaking simplicity and elegance of form. The hood combines outstanding craftsmanship with skilled engineering, ensuring every last detail, inside and out, works swiftly and efficiently. Functionalism has never looked so good.

Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
An Aston Martin is about style and elegance, and nowhere is this more evident than in the DB9’s cabin, with its supportive seats, deep centre console and rich palette of luxurious finishes, including supple, hand-stitched leather and a choice of Walnut, Mahogany, Bamboo, Tamo Ash or Piano Black wood veneers, and two choices of metal facia trim. This fusion of high technology and skilful craft is opened to the world once the Volante’s hood is stowed quietly and quickly beneath its metal tonneau cover. Aston Martin DB9 Volante shown with optional Bang & Olufsen Beosound Audio System and Nexus Alloy facia trim.

All controls are within easy reach. The highly intuitive ‘Touchtronic 2’ transmission is operated via simple, dashboard-mounted buttons, flanking the docking station for the ECU. A combination of solid aluminium dials and chromed buttons operate the DB9’s audio systems, Bluetooth telephony and hard-disk based navigation, while a classic analogue clock is placed at the heart of the console. DB9 Volante shown with optional Bang & Olufsen Beosound Audio System and Nexus Alloy facia trim. Raise the centre armrest and you’ll find a space to store your iPod, iPhone or any telephone or MP3 device. All MP3 player functions are duplicated on the DB9’s dashboard screen, alongside mobile phone functions. A six-CD autochanger is included as standard; all audio is processed by Aston Martin’s rich-sounding 700 W Premium Audio System, tailored for the Aston Martin DB9. Aston Martin DB9 Volante shown with optional Bang & Olufsen Beosound Audio System and Nexus Alloy facia trim.


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