Aston Martin DB9 gets a Subtle Facelift for 2011
If you're among the legions who find the Aston Martin DB9 to be one of the most gorgeous automobiles on the road today, you may be surprised to find out that the British automaker has revealed some updates to the V12 grand tourer. Not that it needed it, but with the model's replacement not due for another few years, Aston Martin evidently felt it could use a little refresher.
Don't worry, though, because the changes have been kept to a minimum. New wheels are the easiest starting point, and to that Aston has added a new front bumper with mesh inserts in the lower grille, and a restyled quarter panel (the piece running below the door between the wheels) that sweeps up towards the rear wheel. The 6-liter V12 engine carries over unchanged, but the 2011 DB9 now benefits from the adaptive damping system already seen in the DBS and Rapide. The changes are applied to both the coupe and Volante convertible, with deliveries already under way.