Aston Martin used the Geneva Auto Show to debut their revised DB9. Featuring a reworked 6.0L V12 engine that produces 470 bhp and 600Nm of torque, the car now has a top speed of 190 mph. With the upgraded Touchtronic transmission, the DB9 can now accelerate from 0-60mph three tenths of a second faster at 4.6 seconds, equaling the time of the manual gearbox.

Improvements to the chassis include new Bilstein dampers, revised upper suspension arms and retuned suspension bushes, while changes to the front shear panel allow for a 10% increase in torsional rigidity. Together these enhancements improve ride quality and create a more pleasurable driving experience.

Changes to the DB9’s exterior are subtle and include 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, new door mirrors and a revised anodized aluminum five-bar grille. Inside a new center console constructed from die cast zinc features an iridium silver finish, while the Emotion Control Unit from the DBS replaces the key used on previous DB9’s.

The updated DB9 will begin arriving at dealerships in the second quarter of 2008, with prices starting at £113,950 for the Coupe and £122,950 for the DB9 Volante.

Gallery: Updated Aston Martin DB9 Debuts In Geneva

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