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Meet Russia’s Cardi 442 Concept - a reworked Aston Martin DB9

The British car manufacturer first unveiled their grand tourer, the Aston Martin DB9, during the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. The vehicle was actually made available both as a coupe and as Aston Martin DB9 Volante (which was a convertible). DB9 was the successor of the Aston Martin DB7 and was the very first model that was built in the British manufacturer’s Gaydon facility.

Aston Martin DB9 was designed by Henrik Fisker and is mainly made of aluminium except for the front bumpers and bonnet (which were composite). It was based on the DB7 with a more contemporary approach to the classic DB design elements and characteristics. The DB9 has a traditional Aston Martin grille and side strakes for simple and refined lines. The front portion of the car has no visible bumpers and does not have a separate nose cone. It is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine that can produce a maximum power of 444 horsepower. It has a top speed of 186 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a matter of 4.7 seconds.

Aston Martin’s DB9 has been around for more than 12 years and has gone through a lot of model year revisions to be able to cater to consumer needs. Now, the time has come for the DB9 to retire. But it does not have to end up in an old rusty junk yard. Cliché as it may sound, great things start from small beginnings, and so Russian coachbuilder Cardi is at the works of creating something great from the DB9.

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Aston Martin unveils highly potent DB9 GT

The Aston Martin DB9 Grand Tourer has been redesigned and we were anxious to see the results. We were not disappointed. The most impressive ‘DB’ to date, this Aston Martin model encapsulates muscle, beauty and design in one magnificent sports car.

With a powerful 6.0-litre V12 engine, the DB9 GT commanded centre stage as it was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. It is only fitting for a car of this power and prowess to be presented at this acclaimed festival. Since the 1950s, the DB4, DB5, DB6, DB7 have been renowned as elegant performance sports cars.

The DB9 is no exception; in fact, Aston Martin may have outdone itself. The vehicle is as beautiful as it is commanding. A machine of muscle, it has been designed with performance and regal bearing in mind. Performance is tracked from the uprated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine, which is capable of producing an impressive 547 PS at 6750 rpm, and 620 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm.

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Kahn Design shows design sketches of DB9-based Vengeance Coupe

Design sketches of Kahn Design’s Vengeance have finally come out. This retro-styled two-seat coupé is derived from the existing Aston Martin DB9. Limited production for this wide-bodied sports car will start later this year in Coventry. Powertrain details haven’t been released yet but it’s likely to still have the current DB9’s 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, which has an output of 510bhp that can cause the DB9 to accelerate to 62mph in just 4.6 seconds.

The Vengeance’s styling evokes “the silhouette of a sabretooth on the prowl,” according to Kahn. The Vengeance is also said to take inspiration from Aston Martin designs of the 1980s and 1990s. From these design sketches, we see that the Vengeance features a wide rear-end stance and its front grille has been reimagined.

At the front, the model sits on a set of 20-inch alloys while at the rear, it has 21-inch alloys. Founder Afzal Kahn said in a statement that by launching the Vengeance, his childhood dream of designing and producing his own car is realized. He also said that after working in the industry, he wants to “leave a legacy” that he can be proud of.

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Aston Martin DB9 successor coming, company trademarks DB10 through to DB14 monikers

We do know that Aston Martin is preparing some new models as it already announced that it will use engines provided by Mercedes-AMG. Today, we also found out that the British carmaker trademarked several monikers such as DB10, DB11, DB12, DB13 and DB14. We expect one of these to appear on the Aston Martin DB9 successor, which will arrive in 2016.

Company’s design director Marek Reichman already confirmed the fact that their next vehicle will indeed be a DB, but didn’t give any details regarding what number will follow.

Some rumors suggest that the vehicle will get the DB10 moniker but some company executives want the new car to keep its DB9 name. Moreover, we know that the new car will get the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that will be used by the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT.

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Aston Martin has unveiled the 2015 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition at the New York Auto Show. The DB9 Carbon Edition is primary available in Carbon Black and Carbon White specifications, but customers could opt to bestow their units with one of the available colors in Aston Martin. The Carbon Black specification features a strong dark theme underpinned by a distinct mix of lightweight carbon fiber attributes.

On the other hand, the Carbon White special edition features dark elements that perfectly contrast against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper color. Both the Carbon Black and Carbon White editions don carbon fiber side strakes, rear lamp in-fills and black meshes and window surrounds.

A customer could further accentuate the carbon theme with optional carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and mirror cap/arm features. Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Edition boasts of standard exterior equipment like 10-spoke diamond-turned alloy wheels (silver or satin black finishes) and brake calipers (red, yellow, grey or black).

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Aston Martin announced that at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show it will unveil the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions. Emphasizing the timeless GT sporting nature, the new Carbon Black and Carbon White editions feature carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds that reinforce the powerful visual themes.

If the Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements that contrast against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour, the Carbon Black accentuates the strong dark theme through unique combinations of lightweight carbon fiber features.

Inside, we find bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo, while the strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours in line with the caliper shade showcases carbon fibre details and new black hardware. Under the hood, we find the 6.0-liter V12 engine rated at 517 hp and 620 Nm of torque. Pricing is available on request at any of Aston Martin’s 147 dealers.

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Aston Martin’s DB9 was subjected to a comprehensive overhaul. In the process, the pricier Virage was removed from its lineup. Among the upgrades given to the eight-year-old DB9 for the 2013 model year are a new exterior and interior inspired by the Virage and increased power for the V12 engine. It also gets the newest adaptive damping technology.

With these modifications, the buyers can get the best features of the Virage (of which only slightly more than 1,000 were sold within 1.5 years) with the DB9 badge and for £18,000 lower. The revised DB9 coupé has a starting price of £131,995.

The 5.9-litre engine was boosted from 470bhp to 510bhp and torque has gone up from 442lb ft to 457lb ft. it is powered by the latest version of the AM11 V12 series and features updates from Aston’s new Vanquish such as a revised block and a new head, the addition of dual variable valve timing, an uprated fuel pump and a modified intake manifold.

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We have to admit that creating a tuning package for an Aston Martin DB9 is very hard but as usual, Project Kahn managed to create something different. The Ferrari Bianco white Project Kahn DB9 Aston Martin Volante is a mix of style, elegance, majesty, tradition, comfort and practicality. And because we are talking about Project Kahn, don’t expect to see something flashy as the British tuner only added a Kahn Sports exhaust, Sports lowered suspension, red calipers and privacy glass.

The interior also received an upgrade and features black leather in cream stitching, secondary hide in cream and pearl grey interior detailing. Of course, the interior can be customized in every possible way.

The design of the car is completed by the unique 20” RSV Kahn lightweight wheels, in matt pearl grey. The engine of the car remained untouched and the Aston Martin DB9 comes with the standard 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a six-speed ZF automatic with paddle shift and rear wheel drive.

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Aston Martin announced today three DB9 Editions: Morning Frost, Carbon Black and Quantum Silver. The new DB9 Morning Frost comes with an extra sense of sophistication revealed by the pearlescent white exterior and completed by the metallic bronze leather interior.

The other editions feature a special Carbon Black paint and Quantum Silver made famous by the DBS featured in the last James Bond movie called Quantum of Solace.

The exterior is completed by the Obsidian Black interior along with a highly polished Piano Black centre console and interior door handles. Both the DB9 Carbon Black and Quantum Silver are offered with the six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission, new re-mapped sports exhaust delivering a better sound as well as 19" 10 spoke forged gloss black painted diamond-turned wheels.

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Beginning at the latter part of 2007, Aston Martin and Bang & Olufsen have been collaborating to create some of the most outstanding and technologically advanced car audio systems the world has ever experienced.

At present, the two firms have combined forces once more to develop a new system for the DB9 of Aston Martin. The new system, which is dubbed the BeoSound DB9, brings the art of high-performance audio to a whole new level.

The new system focuses on aesthetics as much as it does on performance, elements around which Aston martin and Bang & Olufsen have built a strong reputation through constant innovation.

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Aston Martin revealed today the facelifted DB9 range which includes a complete package of styling, engineering and equipment enhancements. According to the manufacturer, the main change of this car is the new front bumper which features a re-shaped lower intake featuring hexagonal mesh to compliment the new bright finish radiator grille.

Also, the new headlamp bezels complete the design. Further enhancements include silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels as standard as well as new design option wheels and a bright finish grille.

The new rear light lenses are also standard. Inside, the new Double Apex alloy finish is now added to the list of options as well as the BeoSound audio system from Bang & Olufsen.

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