2007 Aston Martin DB9 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 2 July 2007 , 16:07:03 byAlina

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Aston Martin DB9

The 2007 Aston Martin DB9 is one of the most sophisticated 2+2 sports cars available in the world today and it had its premiere at the 2003 Franfurt Motor Show, showing innovative features which announce a fresh direction and open a whole new chapter in the history of the British brand. The DB9 appears as the most technically advanced and sophisticated sports car in the world through the use of a new aluminum bonded frame, beautifully blending the traits of luxury cars with the ones of a sports car. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin, dr. Ulrich Bez, stated that all cars built at Gaydon, Warwickshire, were based on Aston Martin's new VH architecture and the DB9 was the first car to use it, making it one of the most interesting and important Aston Martin ever. The DB9`s entire electrical architecture is state-of-the-art, the result of a partnership with Volvo, which uses multiplex electrical systems in its product range. The tradition and modernity successfully combine in the design of the new DB9, reflecting once again the company's reputation for superb styling and continuing at the same time an old tradition of building eye-catching sports cars. The side profile of the car model is very clean, while the bodywork is gently curved and elegant with the boot being very pronounced. The attention to details is reflected in the fact that each of the headlamps is situated in a single aperture in the front wing, while the power of the car and the length of the bonnet are accentuated by the aluminum bonnet running all the way to the leading edge of the car. Unparalleled elegance is enhanced by the minimum of shut lines and the absence of fussy detailing, with the bumpers being practically invisible and the front number plate being part of the crash structure. The other advantages of the car model are incorporated by the long wheelbase, which is 149mm longer, and the wide track, which also appears to be 52mm wider. The improved camber stiffness further improves handling, while the low bodywork is ensured by the narrow spacing, between top and bottom wishbones. The cabin of the DB9 is extremely luxurious, offering high quality materials and features, aimed to increase driving pleasure. The customer is given the possibility to specify his or her own choice of colour, although the leather colors are offered in a wide range. The DB9 is stable even at high speeds, featuring an excellent front-to-rear lift balance thanks to the Computational Fluid Dynamics. Aston Martin DB9 Chief Programme Engineer David King, commented that the car was far superior to the conventional steel saloon-based floorpan often used by high-volume brands, adding that the torsional rigidity of a car represented the key factor in driving enjoyment and good handling. The all-round independent double-wishbone suspension used for the DB9 implied a front suspension mounted on an aluminum subframe, while at the rear, another subframe carried the rear suspension as well as the rear transaxle. Providing GT levels of comfort and cruising ability, the DB9 has been designed as a sports car, wishing to reach those customers who truly appreciate driving but also enjoy exclusivity and style.