A moment of silence for the still gorgeous grand tourer which was in production for more than 12 years.
The DB9 has reached the end of the (assembly) line at the Gaydon factory and the last nine of them have received the “Q” treatment from Aston’s bespoke team. There are fancy badges on the left-front fender to denote these are not ordinary DB9s and it appears all cars are sharing the same hue. As it is the case with Astons pampered by Q, we believe most of the changes have occurred on the inside, but at the moment of writing there aren’t any images showing the grand tourer’s posh cabin.
Aston Martin is bidding “farewell to an icon” on Twitter while it’s getting ready for its replacement, the equally stunning DB11. Company CEO Andy Palmer will work overtime to inspect the first 1,000 units in order to make sure the first batch of cars will be perfect for early adopters. By March, AM already had more than 1,400 pre-orders for the car, so it’s safe to say the vehicle is off to a strong start and is shaping up to be a worthy successor of the DB9.
The DB11 marks the beginning of a new era for Aston and is the first car to use the company’s newly developed biturbo 5.2-liter V12 engine. It’s going to be followed by several new models taking into account the entire lineup will be rejuvenated in the years to come. On top of that, we already know there will be a first-ever crossover dubbed “DBX” and we will likely see the return of the Lagonda nameplate before the end of the decade. The icing on the cake will obviously be the Bugatti Chiron-rivaling "AM-RB001" hypercar which is being co-developed with Red Bull Racing and will cost almost $4 million.
Source: Aston Martin