Aug 5, 2008

Aston Martin DB9 (2008 Model)

Tunning styling, sumptuous appointments, and a brawny V12 engine make the Aston Martin DB9 one of the most desirable cars in the world. The 2008 Aston Martin DB9 V12 luxury sports car is available in either of two packages:-

- Base Coupe (MSRP $162,050 - 166,750),
- Volante Convertible (MSRP $175,550 -
$180,250) version.

They compete with the Bentley Continental GTC and Ferrari F430. Both versions are available with a 449-horsepower, 5.9-liter V12 engine, either six-speed manual or six-speed shiftable automatic transmission, rear limited slip differential, and a rear-wheel drive system.

The Aston Martin DB9 is currently in its first generation. It was launched by the automaker in 2004 to supersede the Aston Martin DB7, which had already been discontinued. Production is limited to 2,000 units per year worldwide.

Basic Aston Martin DB9 V12 suspension and instrumentation features include four-wheel independent suspension, double wishbone front and rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, tachometer, clock, trip computer, and low fuel level warning indicator.

Aston Martin DB9 power, convenience, and comfort features include remote power door locks, power retractable mirrors, power windows and mirrors, heated mirrors, remote trunk release, audio controls on the steering wheel, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, speed-proportional power-dependent steering, leather and wood trims on the dash and center console, alloy and leather trims on the shift knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel, alloy, leather, and wood trims on the doors, front reading lights, and memorized settings for three drivers (includes settings for exterior mirrors and driver and passenger seats).

Entertainment and telematics features in the Aston Martin DB9 V12 include Linn premium brand stereo system, 128 watts stereo output, AM/FM in-dash 6 CD player stereo, element antenna, auxiliary MP3 audio input, DVD navigation system, and Bluetooth wireless data link for the navigation system.

Additional Aston Martin DB9 V12 features for the convertible version include a power convertible roof and glass rear window. Safety and security features in the Aston Martin DB9 V12 include two front and two rear integrated headrests, xenon high intensity discharge headlamps, 4-wheel Antilock Braking System, rear parking sensors, traction control, dual front side-mounted airbags, passenger airbag occupant-sensing deactivation, emergency braking assist, stability control, engine immobilizer, electronic brakeforce distribution, front fog and driving lights, and a tire pressure monitoring.

The all new DB9 ia be crafted at Aston Martin’s new Gaydon facility which is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world. Using the very latest in automotive technology and materials to create the DB9, Aston Martin spenda more than 200 hours hand-building each car.

Did You Know?
The car was named the DB9 — rather than the DB8 as logic would dictate, being the successor to the DB7 — because “DB8” might suggest that it packs only a V8 engine, rather than a V12.


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