Home LifeStyle  Luxury Cars Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin DB9

Posted: Apr. 16th, 2006  |  By JustLuxe TeamThe Affluent Lifestyle Guide
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share

The British aren't coming! They are already back and riding high with the Aston Martin DB9 in its royal fleet. The DB9 is a lightweight only on the scale, weighing in nearly 1,500 pounds lighter than the formidable Bentley Continental GT. However, when it comes to the momentous performance/decadence ratio demands of drivers in this GT fraternity, the DB9 metes out numbers that merit its champion-level status. The overseer of the 911 Turbo, Dr. Ulhrich Bev, Aston Martin's CEO, delivers terrifically with a bevy of amenities that make the DB9 menacingly mouthwatering.

The DB9's frame is a revolutionary VH(vertical/horizontal) aluminum-bonded platform, which provides maximum rigidity, minimal weight and a perfect 50/50 weight balance. Combine that with a double-wishbone suspension and a 450 horsepower,6.0-liter V 12 engine, it is no problem with the DB9 going from zero to 60 mph in less than five seconds. This roadster ramps out at top speed of 186 mph shortly thereafter. The six-speed, auto-manual transmission operates smoothly with magnesium paddle shifters that infuse the fluid feel of a true manual transmission. And the low-RPM responsiveness is nothing short of magnificent.

Amenities come in droves on this tabula rasa, as customers are encouraged to take full advantage ofAston Martin's personalization program. Exterior paint options are limitless. The interior consists of handcrafted, stitched leather seats, and the door and interior trim come in exotic walnut, mahogany or bamboo. There is also a Linn 950-watt, Dolby Pro Logic II audio-system option to boot.

What is even better is that Dr. Bev promises that this is only the beginning of what promises to be the new British invasion!

LxM James Rothaar

"A great deal of effort has clearly gone into the design and execution of the interior. Driving position is spot on and there are lots of delightful details - like a glass start button..."
- Parkers.co.uk

Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Merilee KernMerilee Kern
Many believe that who you are is defined by what you drive - your ride, your wheels and your...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar

the holiday gift guide 2013

DISCOVER THE LIST >
1

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens

Sony basically packed all the usual camera inner workings within the lens... more >

2

Flask Bangle by Cynthia Rowley

For the life of the party this Cynthia Rowley flask bangle holds three ounces... more >

3

Carbon Fiber Ciclotte

Designed and crafted in Italy, Ciclotte's luxury exercise bike models... more >

Day

Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
The Winning Wines of the 2015 En Primeur Campaign
Say Hello To The iPad Pro
Farm-To-Bottle: The Importance of Going Organic With Your Spirits
An Evening at One Of The Most Prestigious Private Dining Clubs In The World
Get The 411 On The Porsche 911 R
The Maserati Multi70 Trimaran Takes To The Seas
The New Aston Martin DB11 Takes On Heat
Louis Vuitton Rolls Out Their New Luggage Line
Can China be a Driving Force in the Superyacht Industry?
Top 4 Mountain Restaurants in Val d'Isere
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Olympic Star Torah Bright Drives Hard With Porsche
Kat Ward »
East Coast Defender Taps Into the Heart of the Aftermarket
Jackie Bryant »
Jaguar’s Big New Cat is Out of the Bag
Michael Crenshaw »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE