Aston Martin is known for style, performance, and luxury. In 2004, Aston Martin released the DB9, a 2+2 seat, two door grand tourer. The DB9 succeeded the DB7. The DB9 was one of the last Aston Martin cars built when Ford owned Aston Martin. The DB9 Volante is the convertible version.

The DB9 is a frequent guest of Houston Cars and Coffee. This is one of the best looking cars on the road. Not many cars can match the style of Aston Martins. The DB9 is a gentleman’s car.

The DB9 is powered by a 6.0L V12, paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, that produces 469 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The DB9 goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 190 mph. It weighs 3,880 lb. Prices start at $189,915 for the coupe and $203,015 for the Volante. It is quick, fast, and a tad bit heavy. It is a little pricey though.

Jeremy Clarkson raced Richard Hammond and James May from London to Monte Carlo in a DB9 during Top Gear Series 4, Episode 1. Top Gear featured the DB9 Volante during Series 6, Episode 3. Top Gear considered the DB9 so cool that it was too cool to be placed in sub-zero, the DB9 had to have its own category dubbed the “DB9 sub-zero fridge.” The DB9 is drivable in Test Drive Unlimited, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Highway Madness, Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights, RayCity, Driver: Parallel Lines, Driver: Renegade, Forza Motorsport, Forza Motorsport 2, Forza Motorsport 3, Project Gotham Racing 3, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo 5, Asphalt: Urban GT, ToCA Race Driver 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Crash Time IV: The Syndicate, Shift 2: Unleashed, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Need For Speed: Carbon, Need For Speed: Pro Street, Need For Speed: Undercover, Need For Speed: Carbon Own the City, and Full Auto 2: Battlelines.

Final Thoughts: What A Car! It is stylish, quick, fast, cool, and just plain gorgeous. Its the total package. Its heavy and expensive though. It continues the Aston Martin tradition of style and performance. This is a car that is meant to be driven.


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Originally written on May 9, 2011

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