Aston Martin DB9 Volante Convertible 2008
Brighton Motorsports is pleased to present this stunning 2008 Aston Martin DB9 with just over 4700 miles on the odometer.
The DB9 is the first model to be built at Aston Martin's Gaydon facility in Warwickshire, England. Designed by Ian Callum, and finished by his successor, Henrik Fisker, the DB9 superseded the DB7 which started production in 1994.
Aston Martin considered the new design to be such a leap forward that they wanted to differentiate it from the Jaguar XJ-S based DB7, and so skipped the DB8 handle. Since the plan was to have a V12 in it, they didn't want the DB8 name to confuse customers either.
The DB9 is the first Aston Martin model to be designed and developed on Ford's aluminum VH (vertical/horizontal) platform which is also utilized on Aston Martin's flagship DBS. The body structure is composed of aluminum and composites bonded together by mechanically fixed self-piercing rivets and robotic assisted adhesive bonding techniques.The innovative bonded aluminum structure has more than double the torsional rigidity of the previous model, despite being 25% lighter.
The Aston Martin DB9 convertible "Volante" is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine originally taken from its sister car, the V12 Vanquish. Cranking out 470hp at 6,000rpm, the quad-cam 48-valve engine was designed by Aston Martin engineers in collaboration with Ford's Research and Vehicle Technology team (RVT).
This amazingly smooth and powerful V12, in concurrence with the ZF-sourced six speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission allows the DB9 Volante to sprint to 60mph in 4.9 seconds, and if you keep your foot in it, she'll nearly bury the speedometer needle with a top speed of 186 mph (or a nice round figure of 300km/h).
The DB9 has been adapted for use in sports car racing by Prodrive. Known as the DBR9, it won in its debut at the 2005 12 hours of Sebring, and has gone on to win in the American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, FIA GT Championships, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The British automotive show Top Gear thought very highly of the DB9, notable on the show's "Cool Wall" segment, where the presenters considered it to be "too cool" for the wall, and it received its own category, dubbed the "DB9 Sub Zero Fridge" which was in fact a mini-refrigerator with the car's card inside.
This Brighton Motorsports Aston Martin DB9 Volante exterior is finished in Tungsten Silver, and the interior is Obsidian Black. In addition to a lengthy list of standard features, there is a host of optional equipment which personalizes this beautiful machine to an even finer degree, such as:
Brake Calipers - Black
Stitching - Contrast Colour
Door Cappings - Mahogany Veneer
Optional Front Grille
Mahogany Veneer Dashboard Detail
Perforated Leather Seat Insert
Optional 19inch 15 Spoke Wheels
This is a remarkable and unique opportunity to own a truly superlative driving machine!
Please call or email for more information, stop by to see the Aston, or arrange a test drive, you won't be disappointed!