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In the limited reviews available, automotive critics praise the DB9’s seductive styling, calling it one of the prettiest cars on the market. They also call out the performance, noting the impressive power and the agile handling that can be partially attributed to the lightweight aluminum bonded structure.
However, reviewers say the car doesn’t match the all-out capability of its Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley and Maserati competitors. Despite that gap, auto writers find the DB9 to be surprisingly livable compared to other exotics, which are often too high-strung to be comfortable for long trips.
Critics also like the high quality interior, though they note the rear seat is practically useless and the navigation system is behind the times.
Introduced in 2003, the DB9 received a slight styling update for 2011. It also added the brand’s active suspension system while dropping the available sport package. A redesign is likely years away.
The 2011 Aston Martin DB9 is offered as a coupe or convertible, the latter called Volante.
Coupe or convertible, the DB9 is offered in just one well-equipped model. Standard features include a limited-slip differential, xenon headlights, an adaptive suspension, rear park assist, leather interior trim, Bluetooth, a navigation system and a 700-watt 5.1 surround audio system.
Notable options include front park assist and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Buyers can also personalize their cars with any paint color they like, as well as four different wheel choices, various roof colors for the Volante, personalized sill plates, several types of fascia trim, a bright finish grille and a variety of interior wood trims.
The engine is a 5.9-liter V12 that makes 470 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It features a rear transaxle with either a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. The transaxle teams with a front mid-engine design to yield a perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight balance.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2011 Aston Martin DB9 are 13 mpg city, 20 mpg highway and 15 mpg in mixed driving with the automatic; 11/17/13 with the manual.
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