2008 Aston Martin DB9  -  $168,950


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $168,950
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $1,350
Options: $3,700
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 10 | Hwy: 16
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/twin-plate clutch
Engine: 6.0L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine

Pros

Sleek, sexy styling; first-class, hand-built craftsmanship; ultra-powerful V12 engine and superior performance; refined luxury.


Model Highlights

Aston Martin introduced the DB9 in 2005, and the response from both the press and the public was overwhelming. For 2008, the DB9 has lost little of its luster, and both the model and the Aston brand are as popular as ever.

The DB9 is available as either a 2+2 coupe or 2+2 convertible, called the Volante. Both are built on Aston's proprietary Vertical/Horizontal (VH) chassis, a highly advanced bonded aluminum structure that provides immense structural rigidity. Also, both the coupe and Volante are powered by a 450-horsepower, all-aluminum 5.9L V12 that produces 420 ft-lbs of torque, and both cars can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or Touchtronic automatic. Either DB9 is capable of nearly 190 mph, and 0 to 60 mph comes in just 4.7 seconds with the manual, 4.9 seconds with the automatic.

The 2008 DB9 coupe and Volante offer a host of creature comforts you won't find on lesser cars, including a six-disc Linn stereo, premium leather interior, walnut fascia trim, 10-way power seats with heat and three-position memory, satellite navigation, Bluetooth capability, and an umbrella holder.

The Volante's power top is made of attractive, durable material and takes just 17 seconds to go up or down. In the down position, it stows compactly beneath an attractive hard tonneau that sits flush with the body of the car, creating a seamless look front to back.

Optional equipment includes a choice of interior fascia and door trims, personalized sill plates, 15-spoke wheels, a 950-watt Linn audio system, and satellite radio. And because all DB9s are built by hand, customers can personalize their cars with any combination of exterior colors and interior leathers (more than 20 each) they want. Six top colors are available on the Volante.

Safety is paramount in the DB9, and in addition to the safety structures built into the chassis, each car comes equipped with dual-stage driver and passenger air bags and seat-mounted side air bags. Additionally, the Volante's A-pillars are reinforced to withstand massive loads, and the car also features tilt sensors; in the event of a roll-over, two rigid safety hoops deploy from the rear seat headrests.


Model News

For 2008, Aston Martin's V12-powered DB9 sees just a few changes overall. Outside, the car remains largely the same, while inside, minor accents have been updated, and a new information and entertainment system is offered. Perhaps the biggest change is to Aston Martin itself, which was sold by Ford in late 2007 to an investment consortium.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Aston Martin DB9 is the epitome of the luxury GT. Hand-built at Aston's Gaydon facility, the DB9 is a race-bred car that easily delivers triple-digit speeds, plush interior ergonomics, an advanced chassis and suspension, and a distinctive, sexy shape in keeping with its family heritage. Available as either a 2+2 coupe or a convertible (Volante in Aston-speak), it has few rivals able to match all it has to offer.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
16 MPG

Cruising Range - City
211.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
10 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
337.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V12

Displacement
5.9L/362

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
470 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
442 @ 5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
4

Wheelbase
108.1 in

Length, Overall
185.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.8 in

Height, Overall
50.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.5 in

Trunk Volume
6.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3880 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
10

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V449000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 23, 2010

Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1090

Summary
ASTON MARTIN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 DB9 COUPE, DB9 VOLANTE, V8 VANTAGE COUPE, V8 VANTAGE ROADSTER, AND DBS COUPE VEHICLES. THE FRONT BOTTOM SUSPENSION ARM CAM BOLT COULD CRACK ALONG ITS SHANK ALLOWING THE LOWER CONTROL ARM TO MOVE.

Consequence
MOVEMENT OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WILL INFLUENCE THE DRIVER'S CONTROL OF THE STEERING OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARM CAM BOLTS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 18, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ASTON MARTIN CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-888-923-9988.

ASTON MARTIN SAFETY RECALL NO. RA-04-0014. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

6.0L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine

Visteon engine management system w/misfire detection

6-speed manual transmission w/twin-plate clutch

Limited slip differential

Dynamic stability control

Traction control

Rear wheel drive

Push-button ignition w/clear glass button

Battery disconnect switch

Battery conditioner

4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension w/coil springs & Bilstein dampers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P235/40ZR19 performance front tires

P275/35ZR19 performance rear tires

19" x 8.5" front 10-spoke aluminum wheels

19" x 9.5" rear 10-spoke aluminum wheels

Pwr speed sensitive rack-&-pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brakeforce distribution & brake assist

Stainless steel exhaust w/active by-pass valves

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Anodized aluminum 5-bar grille

Projector beam Xenon (HID) headlights w/pwr wash

Body-color heated pwr folding side mirrors w/memory feature

Swan-wing doors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

10-way pwr heated sport bucket seats-inc: adjustable lumbar support, memory feature

Rear fixed bucket seats

Full-grain leather seat trim

Die cast zinc center console w/iridium silver finish

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Aluminum-faced Organic Electroluminescent instrumentation-inc: trip computer

Glass, polished stainless steel & polycarbonate Emotion Control Unit (ECU) engine starting system

Carpeted front floor mats

Tire pressure monitor system

Pwr door locks w/remote keyless entry

Power windows

Cruise control

Remote control trunk release

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer

Parking assist reversing sensors

Bluetooth phone prep

Integrated garage door opener

Aston Martin 700W AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer & Dolby Pro Logic II

WMA & MP3 compatibility

Integrated iPod connecter & USB cable

Satellite navigation system

Air conditioning w/automatic climate control system

Rear window defogger

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Walnut wood & leather interior trim

Driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors

Trunk mounted umbrella w/holder

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brakeforce distribution & brake assist

Driver & front passenger front airbags

Front seat-mounted side impact airbags

Seat belt pretensioners

Dynamic stability control

Traction control

Side impact door beams

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,700

 
CASPIAN BLUE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IRON ORE RED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARLIAMENT GREEN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ABSYNTHE GREEN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
ARCTIC BLUE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
BISON BROWN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
BLACK CHERRY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
BLUE HAZE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
CHANCELLOR RED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
CREAM TRUFFLE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
FALCON GREY LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
KESTREL TAN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
MOON SHADOW LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
RED FOX LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
SAHARA TAN LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
SANDSTORM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
SHARK BLUE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$750

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE LEATHER SEATING COLOR
$4,545

 
BLACK CHERRY CARPET
$0

 
CASPIAN BLUE CARPET
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK CARPET
$0

 
PARLIAMENT GREEN CARPET
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY CARPET
$0

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE CARPET
$450

 
BLUE HAZE CARPET
$450

 
SANDSTORM CARPET
$450

 
JET BLACK PAINT
$0

 
METEORITE SILVER PAINT
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE PAINT
$0

 
ONYX BLACK PAINT
$0

 
STORM BLACK PAINT
$0

 
TEMPEST BLUE PAINT
$0

 
TITANIUM SILVER PAINT
$0

 
TORO RED PAINT
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER PAINT
$0

 
ALMOND GREEN PAINT
$750

 
BLUE SAPPHIRE PAINT
$750

 
CALIFORNIA SAGE PAINT
$750

 
GHILLIES GREEN PAINT
$750

 
GLACIAL BLUE 2 PAINT
$750

 
MERCURY SILVER PAINT
$750

 
MERLOT RED PAINT
$750

 
SLATE BLUE PAINT
$750

 
STRATUS WHITE PAINT
$750

 
PREVIOUS ASTON MARTIN COLOR PAINT
$1,895

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER COLOR PAINT
$2,805

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER SPECIAL PAINT
$3,785

 
SPECIAL COLOR/MATCH TO SAMPLE PAINT
$3,785

 
IVORY HEADLINER
$0

 
MOON SHADOW HEADLINER
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK HEADLINER
$0

 
TAILORS GREY HEADLINER
$0

 
ABSYNTHE GREEN HEADLINER
$450

 
ARCTIC BLUE HEADLINER
$450

 
BLUE HAZE HEADLINER
$450

 
CHANCELLOR RED HEADLINER
$450

 
LIGHT TAN HEADLINER
$450

 
SHARK BLUE HEADLINER
$450

 
SPORTS PKG
$3,785

 
PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT INSERTS
$295

 
CONTRAST STITCHING
$220

 
CONTRAST CARPET BINDING
$220

 
COLOR-KEYED LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$295

 
PIANO BLACK FACIA TRIM
$750

 
BAMBOO FACIA TRIM
$750

 
MAHOGANY FASCIA TRIM
$750

 
MATCHING WOOD DOOR TRIM
$750

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$1,250

 
PREMIUM ALARM SYSTEM
$295

 
SMOKERS KIT
$220

 
15-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS
$1,510

 
FRONT WHEEL STONE GUARDS
$295

 
ALTERNATIVE COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$450

 
BRIGHT FINISH GRILLE
$450

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$295

 
MODEL BADGING DELETE
$0

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