Aston reveals revised 2008 DB9 coupé and Volante
4 March 2008

This is the facelifted, 2008-model year Aston Martin DB9. No, really.The 6.0-litre V12 receives a power upgrade of 20bhp, taking it to 470bhp, with torque remaining the same at 420lb ft. The touchtronic gearbox has also been tweaked to give faster shifts, and a 0-60mph time of 4.6sec – an improvement of 0.8sec.Even the suspension has been upgraded, getting Bilstein dampers, new bushes and different arms to improve the car’s handling and agilityThe open top DB9 Volante also gets a refresh for 2008, having its front shear panel revised in order to increase body stiffness by 10 per cent. Exterior and interior changes are limited to new 19-inch wheels, a new grille, a zinc centre console and the introduction of the glass and steel Emotional Control Unit used on the DBS; effectively a keyless start. Prices have been revamped, too, rising to £113,950 for the Coupe and £122,950 for the Volante. An increase of £3010 over the pre-facelift models.

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Aston Martin DB9

The Aston Martin DB9 matches the emotion of a Ferrari but it adds practicality and offers an experience unmatched for versatility and all-round appeal

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