2011 Aston Martin  DB9 Coupe and Volante image

Now, as the 2011 model year rolls in, the DB9 and its Volante cousin are receiving the most significant upgrades since the car’s launch. The upgrades include new styling, engineering and equipment enhancements, and thankfully the DB9’s gorgeous lines have been left unspoiled.

The biggest change is the addition of standard Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which offers even better ride comfort in cruising situations as well as sharper handling when a sport mode is engaged via a push-button control in the cabin. New 20-inch diamond turned alloy wheels are also standard fare, and inside the cabin, a new alloy trim, a revised Bluetooth microphone, and an optional Bang & Olufsen audio system from the DBS continue the list of updates.

“The DB9 is the quintessential sporting grand tourer and offers an unrivalled combination of driver involvement, character, luxury and refinement,” says Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin’s Chief Executive.

“This car combines our unique Aston Martin character with an uncompromised design philosophy, craftsmanship and trademark Aston Martin performance ability,” he added.

First deliveries of the new DB9 will begin in July, with prices starting from £122,445 for the DB9 coupé and £131,445 for the DB9 Volante variant.