The 2017 Aston Martin DB9 – Timeless Elegance At It’s Best

2016 Aston Martin DB9 for sale

Despite the fact that the DB iteration has been in production for 11 years now, it continues to exude the same elegance, vogue and timeless design that it did in the first generation back in 2004. If the 2017 Aston Martin DB9 exterior is the benchmark, then the iconic, handsome Aston Martin luxury lineup has aged wonderfully- no questions asked. What’s more, the latest DB wields more power than ever before. From the naturally aspirated V12 6.0 litre to the 540 horses of raw power to the GT branded aluminium fuel filler cap, the DB9 continues to give more reason for its ultra-expensive reputation.

To solidify its prominence in the sports car arena, Aston Martin decided to pepper in the novel rear-mounted Touchtronic 6 speed transmission system backed up by shift-by-wire controls. The above high-end specs combine to give rise to a speed machine that can sprint from 0 to 100km/hr in under 4.4 seconds. It might be a bit less than the Chevy Corvette, but it’s also likely that you won’t notice the difference. However, like any other conventional DB, the 2017 Aston Martin DB9 depends on a sports-tuned Adaptive Damping System ( 3-stage) for added stability around corners. Like the DB8, the top speed remains pegged on 183mph.

2016 Aston Martin DB9

The Timeless Exterior

The Bespoke headlamp design, a rear diffuser and a black front splitter that has been a characteristic of the DB lineup returns in the ninth generation reminding us once again of the English auto Manufacturer’s design prowess. The same applies to the 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels that rely on the anodized brake pads to carry this beauty.

A good number of critics, however, have expressed their concerns; even though the exterior of the 2017 Aston Martin DB9 is inspired by a wonderfully aged DB design language, it still struggles to hold up against close competitors like the Ferrari and Porshe. Nevertheless, those who loved the DBS form factor from the early 2000s are going to feel right at home with this one.

The Interior

It is in the interior department, nonetheless, that the 2017 Aston Martin DB9 truly excels. The first thing you’ll notice upon setting foot here is the Alcantara wrapped steering wheel that is complemented by the Glen Coe leather upholstery embroidered with ‘GT’ and ‘DB9’ premium logos. The state-of-the-art infotainment system is further spiced by the Harman Kardon audio unit built on the Vanquish AMi-2 user interface.

2016 Aston Martin DB9 specs

Novelties, in this case, include an integrated text-messaging system, a rich variety background themes and vehicle status information. Other than that, the new 2017 Aston Martin DB9 interior decor is said to also grace other Aston Martin versions such as the Rapide S and the Vantage. To top it all the new touchscreen control panel that builds on the Vanquish’s menu structure adds a pleasant modern touch to the otherwise slowly aging DB9 interior.

The price point

Dealers in the US have already stocking the 2017 Aston Martin DB9 ahead of the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2016 car sales. Presently the DB9 retails at just shy of the $200000 mark and shows no signs of plummeting any time soon. The company, however, however, that the sports car is worth every last penny of the prohibitive tag.

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