Complete Aston Martin DB9 lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

2015 Aston Martin DB9 GT Volante - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2015 - 2016 Aston Martin DB9 CabrioletDB9 GT Volante1 Trim 547 Hp 2015 Aston Martin DB9 GT Coupe - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2015 - 2016 Aston Martin DB9 CoupeDB9 GT Coupe1 Trim 547 Hp 2012 Aston Martin DB9 Volante (facelift 2012) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2012 - 2015 Aston Martin DB9 CabrioletDB9 Volante (facelift 2012)1 Trim 517 Hp 2012 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe (facelift 2012) - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2012 - 2015 Aston Martin DB9 CoupeDB9 Coupe (facelift 2012)1 Trim 517 Hp 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2004 - 2012 Aston Martin DB9 CoupeDB9 Coupe4 Trims 456 to 608 Hp 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions2004 - 2012 Aston Martin DB9 CabrioletDB9 Volante2 Trims 456 Hp

Aston Martin DB9 Introduction

This British grand tourer, Aston Martin DB9, debuted at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. The DB9 came in coupé and convertible car styles, marketed as the Volante. The 2+2 DB9, an immediate successor to the DB7, was the first car built at Aston Martin's new facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Aston Martin felt a simple sequential counting system was unsuitable for the new car because it was better than the previous model. This approach was why Aston Martin did not give it the name DB8. Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker originally designed the Aston Martin DB9. The chassis is Ford's VH platform, and the engine is Vanquish's 5.9-litre V12. The 2013 redesign improved the design, powertrain, and full driving dynamics. Aston Martin Racing developed the DBR9 for FIA GT1 and the DBRS9 for FIA GT3. These two DB9s have been converted for racing, with the interior emptied and the aluminum body panels rebuilt by carbon fiber. 

History of Aston Martin DB9

2003 DB9

Aston Martin initially revealed their Gaydon facility's first grand touring vehicle at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. The business entirely produced the Aston Martin DB9 vehicle from 2004 until 2016. The DB9 replaced the DB7. Aston Martin offered them as a coupe and a Volante convertible. The automobile had a more aerodynamic shape than the DB7, but it still had the iconic Aston Martin "shell" grille. A slanted rear windscreen stretched the raked A-pillars and low-profiled greenhouse at the rear. It was a supercar disguised as a GT car.

2007-2010 Aston Martin DB9

While Ford owned it, he sold Aston Martin in 2007 to the consortium led by Prodrive, a racing company. The company's new boss, David Richards, revived it before handing it over to Dr. Ulrich Bez, who gave the DB9's 2010 facelift the go-ahead. Aston Martin concluded in July 2008 that it was time to build some tweaks. The company redesigned the central dashboard. On the exterior, the DB9 didn't see any alterations until 2013, when it became more like the Virage of 2011 and gained more horsepower and torque.

2013 Aston Martin DB9

The DB9 was reconfigured in 2013 and replaced the Aston Martin Virage. The facelift was practically the same car, but just on the outside. They added new elements and features to the automobile to make it quicker, economical, and elegant. The 2013 DB9 has a more prominent grille, a light bar above the side vents, and LED daytime running lights. Bi-xenon headlights came standard. The rear taillights also feature white and transparent glass on the bottom. The diffuser was also modified to match Gran Tourer's look.

2014 Aston Martin DB9 100th Anniversary

The company only built 3 cars to commemorate its 100th anniversary, and they are the:

  • DB9 DBS Coupe
  • DB9 Spyder
  • DB9 Virage Shooting Brake

They announced these 3 cars at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Concours in September 2014. The Centennial Spyder Concept is a once-in-a-lifetime likelihood because neither the Coupe nor the Shooting Brake will be available for sale in the coming years.

2015 Aston Martin DB9 GT

The final DB9 model, the DB9 GT, debuted in 2015.


They decided to add two front seats and two back seats as standard features in the coupé. Aston Martin offered an option to detach the back seats and replace them with lightweight seats composed of Kevlar and carbon fiber. The Volante has a trunk capacity of 136 liters (4.8 cu ft) while the coupé is 187 liters (6.6 cu ft). The DB9's interior is leather with walnut wood accents. Newer models have hand-stitched leather highlights. Newer versions come with satnav and Bluetooth on the dashboard. Later models have satellite radio, Dolby Pro Logic sound system, iPod, a six-CD changer, USB, and auxiliary input jacks. According to Aston's first news release, the DB9 is a modern rendition of traditional DB design features and traits". It has the classic Aston Martin grille and side strakes, and the lines are clean and elegant. Like the DB4 and DB5, the boot is prominent. DB9 lacks a distinct nose cone and obvious bumpers. The outer skin is mostly metal, with composite front bumpers and bonnet. Aston Martin updated the front and side heat extractors, updated the LED rear lights with transparent lenses, and integrated a modern rear spoiler with the boot lid for the 2013 model year.


Aston Martin first released the DB9 with a 5.9-liter V12 engine, also utilized in the V12 Vanquish. At 5,000 rpm, it produces 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque, and at 6,000 rpm, and can produce up to 456 PS (335 kW & 450 horsepower). The DB9 has a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h) and thus can go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.7 seconds. The 2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 gasoline engine made of aluminum that delivers 540 horsepower to the rear wheels. The engine is located in the front mid-section for better weight management and performance. A 6-speed automatic featuring manual-shift mode is the only transmission option.

Release Date

This V12-powered grand tourer debuted in 2003 and became the iconic 21st century Aston Martin. It laid the foundation of the Gaydon Era for the company.