received its first significant program of upgrades since its world debut in 2003, gaining a complete package of styling, engineering and equipment enhancements.
The DB9 features subtle exterior changes with a new front bumper, bright finish radiator grille and a reshaped lower intake with hexagonal mesh. New headlight bezels, re-styled sills, silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels and clear rear light lenses complete the external revisions.
Under the skin the DB9's passive damping system has been replaced by a new Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which offers improved ride comfort together with sharper handling when switched to Sport mode.
A new tyre pressure monitoring system, a revised Bluetooth microphone system and the addition of a new alloy finish trim and Bang & Olufsen hi-fi options broaden the DB9's specification. The Aston Martin DB9 is available as either Coupe or Volante (convertible) with rear mid-mounted six-speed manual gearbox as standard or optional 'Touchtronic 2' six-speed automatic transmission. Prices start at $202,300.
Source: JUST CARS, November 2010, Collectors Issue #177