Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2011 Aston Martin DB9 Review

In the largest program of improvements since its world premiere in 2003, Aston Martin DB9 range has received a complete package of style, technology and improved equipment.

As the most successful Aston Martin of all time (an honor shared with the V8 Vantage), the DB9 has become the grand finale of GT, sustainable through a combination of elegance, pure luxury and sports character.





For Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, Aston Martin DB9 remains a very special car: "The DB9 is the epitome of sporting Grand Tourer, and offers an unmatched combination of driver involvement, character, luxury and refinement, this car combines our unique Aston. Martin character with an uncompromising design philosophy, craftsmanship and performance of the brand Aston Martin. "

This new package of improvements to these key features of compliments perfectly. Subtle styling changes to freshen the look of the Aston Martin DB9, a new front bumper, grille polished and redesigned intake of children with a hexagonal mesh bright. The new lighthouse looms, re-shaped silver skirts calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels, clear rear lamp lenses complete the external changes.

Subcutaneous Aston Martin DB9 passive damping has been replaced with a new Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which provides more comfort ride with sharper handling, when you switch to Sport mode. The ADS system is available as standard across the range Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Volante, which included both (convertible). New Tire Pressure Monitoring System, reviewed the Bluetooth microphone system and the addition of new alloy double end trim Apex and a hi-fi Bang & Olufsen options to expand Aston

Aston Martin developing a product manager, says that Ian Minards is all part of our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement: "Aston Martin DB9 was the first car built at Gaydon for the VH architecture is developed every year, because of significant changes between where the power upgrade, and the subsequent reduction of CO2 emissions .. the last package of improvements goes further than ever before, underlines Aston Martin DB9 qualities as a real sport, GT and emphasizes its role as a backbone of our car. "

The Aston Martin DB9 is available in Coupe and Volante (convertible) with manual gearbox in the rear-mounted six-speed half or the optional 'Touchtronic 2' six-speed automatic transmission. The production of the revised version of Aston Martin DB9 is already underway, with deliveries starting in July. The prices of £ 122.445 for the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and £ 131.445 for the Aston Martin DB9 Volante.

Context

The introduction of the DB9 was the beginning of Aston Martin 21st century renaissance. The first model to be built at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and the first to be built around Aston Martins rigid, lightweight bonded aluminum VH architecture, Aston Martin DB9 was an immediate success and outstanding setting a new tone for Aston Martins in the future.

Since its launch in 2003 some 12,500 were produced DB9S delivered to customers in 34 countries. This determines that the most successful Aston Martin of all time (in conjunction with the V8 Vantage), surpassing the total sales of the DB7. Aston Martin DB9 current production volume is about 1,500 cars a year.

Technology

Since the introduction Aston Martin DB9 has shown a versatile VH architecture through the development of the Vantage, DBS and Rapide model series. In the process, Aston Martin's engineers have a more detailed understanding of the VH platform, which in turn has led to continuous improvement and development of existing models.

In this package of improvements to the Aston Martin DB9, material changes to focus on the chassis, and offers a standard adaptive damping system (ADS), which provides a system for continuously assessing the state of depreciation optimum similar to that seen on the DBS and Rapide models. Controlled by a button on the center console, the two-stage adaptive damping switch between the default setting, which is optimized for driving comfort and a firmer sport mode, which allows greater control of the body and a feeling more responsive. Such is the success of new Aston Martin DB9 amortization DB9 Sport Pack upgrade has now ceased. But a design alloy wheels are optional sport.

The performance is courtesy of Aston Martin 6.0-liter V12 engine that develops 470bhp held and 442 pounds foot of torque changes. Coupled with a choice of "Touchtronic" palette of six speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission H-model, the Aston Martin DB9 offers a heady mix of speed and nature of sporting endeavor. A top speed of 190 mph and the ability to hit 60 mph in just 4.6sec sealed his credentials as the final 2 +2 Gran Turismo.

Design

Improving on what many consider one of the most beautiful cars in the world is a difficult task. According to the director of Aston Martin Design, Marek Reichman is the subtlety and attention to key details: "The beauty of an Aston Martin has harmonious proportions, a ground-hugging stance, facing tight a complete and thorough attention to detail them. Aston Martin DB9 is the epitome of these qualities, it is beautiful, but subtle - and not attention seeking. "

At the front bumper new, the main change with a new lower intake hexagonal grid offers to complete the new glossy finish. Edges new lighthouse to complete the processing fresh nose. In the profile of Martin DB9 Aston threshold has also been modified with a curve more important "hockey stick" before the rear wheels. Marek Reichman explains, "The DB9 remains one of the most beautiful cars in the sports world and is immediately recognizable as an Aston Martin, the changes we have introduced here to upgrade Aston Martin DB9 to keep the cutting edge of automotive design. "

Other changes include a silver calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels as standard with a new design option for the wheels and a bright finish grille. Clear lens rear combination lamps are also standard. Inside the final alloy wheels Double Apex is now added to the list of options and an exceptionally BeoSound audio system from Bang & Olufsen.

Motorsport

Mirroring Aston Martin DB9 road racing success, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 and DBRS9 endurance runners proved enormously successful on circuits around the world. With a total of about 20 and 30 DBR9 DBRS9 built and delivered to customer teams around the world, Aston Martin constantly victories in many national and international championships.

Since its victory in his debut race at Sebring in 2005, the DBR9 is established as a constant and a very competitive car in the GT1 class, scoring class wins back-to-back in the greatest race in 24 hours All - The Le Mans - in 2007 and 2008.