2010 Aston Martin DB9 | new car review

Posted on Apr 11, 2010 by
2010 Aston Martin DB9

2010 DB9

The DB9 is a grand touring (GT) sports car built by Aston Martin since 2004.

It is the ninth DB-badged car from the exclusive sports car manufacturer and is sold in both and Volante body styles. The DB9 seamlessly blends legendary DB design cues with modern automotive technology to arrive at what is a beautiful piece of automotive machinery.Despite many updates the DB9’s exterior has remained more or less the same since it was launched. The majority of revisions have taken place on the inside, the suspension, transmission and the engine, all of which were upgraded for the 2009 year model.

The 2010 DB9 continues to use the potent 5.9-litre V12 engine which produces 470bhp and a heady 600Nm of torque. There is a choice between a six-speed manual or six-speed Touchtronic automatic with paddle shifters. Aston Martin claims that the automatic transmission is quicker than the manual and boasts of a 0 to 100kph sprint in 4.4 seconds as against 4.6 seconds with the manual gearbox.

The 2009 model year’s revisions, such as a revised center console, Alcantara interior trim and the Bang & Olufsen audio system are carried forward into the 2010 model apart from which there is little else new in the 2010 model. All DB9s also come with 19-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, and navigation system with Bluetooth connectivity as standard. There’s a long list of pricey optional equipment like the Sports Pack which includes firmer springs, shocks and antiroll bar settings. The DB9 competes with the likes of Bentley’s Continental GT and Jaguar’s XK.

2010 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

2010 Aston Martin DB9 Volante

2010 Aston Martin DB9

Price (AED): 830,000 (coupe), 850,000 (Volante)
Engine: 5.9-litre V12
Max power (bhp/rpm): 470/6,000
Max torque (Nm/rpm) : 600/5,000
Transmission: Six speed manual or six-speed automatic
Driven wheels: Rear wheel drive
Kerb weight: 1760kg(coupe)/1815kg (Volante)

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