The DB9 – Too cool for the Cool Wall

Aston Martin, the great British sports car manufacturer, has produced the DB9 since 2004; it is best described as a GT Sports Coupe. The DB9 is the first model to be built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon production facility in Warwickshire, UK. The DB9 is the predecessor of the DB7; Both models have been designed by Ian Callum. The initials “DB” stand for David Brown, who owned Aston Martin for a significant period of time in its history.

Here’s a bit of humor and a fact, the very popular British motorsports TV show Top Gear decided that the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe was too cool for its famous cool wall. So the DB9 got its own category called “DB9 Sub Zero Fridge”, which as it sounds, was a mini fridge with the car card inside.

The DB7 was based on the Jaguar XJ-S, but the XJ9 is a completely new and different car, so it was decided to call it DB9 instead of DB8. If it was called DB8, then it might have looked more like an evolution of the DB7 than a revolution. The DB9 also comes with a V12 engine, not a V8, so the DB8 name may have suggested it comes with a V8.

Both the coupe and convertible versions of the DB9 come with a 5.9-liter V12 petrol engine. The large engine size produces a low-end growl like diesel, helping the DB9 pull away even at low revs. The DB9 is available with a six-speed manual and automatic gearbox, the automatic is also available as a paddle-shift configuration.

The DB9 is a good example of British sports cars; it is beautiful, elegant, reliable, and powerful. It appeals to everyone from a young city worker to a retired businessman.

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