The future of Aston Martin is epitomised by the DB9, a 2+2 seater sports car that sets high standards in its class due to its astonishing combination of agility, V12 power, smoothness, beautiful design and hand craftsmanship.
Using a radical new aluminium-bonded body frame, the DB9 is one of the most sophisticated and technically advanced sports cars in the world. It is powered by Aston Martin?s 6.0-litre V12, producing 450bhp and a top speed of 186mph.
Yet the DB9 is significant well beyond being a class-leading sports car. It is the beginning of a new era for Aston Martin. It is the first car to be hand-made at Aston Martin?s new state-of-the-art facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire, where all future Aston Martin models will be developed and built.
Sales of the model started in Spring 2004, replacing the DB7, the most successful Aston Martin in history.
Photography by Tim Wallace.