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Aston Martin DB9

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A luxury sports car produced by Aston Martin from 2004-2016.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Aston Martin DB9 page on 18 March 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Aston Martin DB9 is a British grand tourer first shown by Aston Martin at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. Available both in coupé and a convertible bodystyles, the latter being known as the Volante, the DB9 was the successor of the DB7. It was the first model built at Aston Martin's Gaydon facility.

The DB9 was originally designed by Henrik Fisker, has an aluminium construction. The chassis is the Ford developed VH platform whilst the engine is the 5.9-litre V12 from the Vanquish. The 2013 model year facelift saw many improvements to the design, the engine and the overall driving experience.

The DB9 is rated well by car critics, who appreciate the car's interior and exterior design. In spite of comments regarding the DB9's poor handling, reviewers liked the car's ride and driving experience. Some also held issue with the DB9's small rear seats, cargo space and poor satnav.

Aston Martin Racing adapted the DB9 for sports car racing, producing the DBR9 for FIA GT1 and the DBRS9 for FIA GT3. These two cars are modified DB9 models adapted for motorsport; the interior features are removed and the aluminium body panels are replaced by carbon fibre panels. Additionally, the engine has been tweaked in both the cars to produce more horsepower and torque.

Production of the DB9 ended after 12 years in 2016, having been replaced by the DB11 which uses an all-new platform and engine.


Photographs

Aston Martin DB9 Photo by "Tagishsimon"
October 14, 2005
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Aston Martin DB9 Photo by "Tagishsimon"
October 14, 2005
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
Aston Martin DB9 Photo by "Jagvar"
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in Greenwich, Connecticut
June 4, 2006
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
23 September 2010NHTSA Recall 10V449000
2007-2008 Aston Martin DB9, 2007-2008 Aston Martin DBS, 2007-2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
23 September 2010Aston Martin Recall Action: RA-04-0014 DB9, V8 Vantage derivatives and DBS Coupe -2007/2008 Model Years -Front suspension lower control arm fastener (Cam bolts -out of specification).
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Chris E. Baker, Aston Martin
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 413KB - 5 pages
1 October 2010FRONT BOTTOM SUSPENSION ARM CAM-BTo: Chris E. Baker, Aston Martin Lagonda of North America
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 28KB - 3 pages
8 October 2010SAFETY RECALL ACTION
Front Bottom Suspension Arm Cam-bolts - North America Only
Aston Martin Lagonda
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 694KB - 109 pages
2 December 2010Safety Recall Action (RA-04-0014) - Front Bottom Suspension Arm Cam-Bolts
To: Auto Work Intl LLC
From: Chris E. Baker, Aston Martin The Americas
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 5.5MB - 3 pages
28 March 2011Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 59KB - 1 page
19 April 2011Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 102KB - 1 page
11 July 2011Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 100KB - 1 page
6 October 2011Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 100KB - 1 page
16 May 2012Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 82KB - 1 page
16 May 2012Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.
NHTSA Recall 10V449000

PDF
- 90KB - 1 page
15 January 2014Aston Martin Recall 13V228
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Bill Donnelly, Aston Martin Lagonda of North America
PDF - 312KB - 4 pages
16 January 2014NHTSA Recall 14V010000 2008-2014 Aston Martin DB9, 2009-2012 Aston Martin DBS, 2010-2012 Aston Martin Rapide, 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S, 2011-2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe, 2008-2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, 2011-2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, 2014 Aston Martin Virage
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
30 January 2014Accelerator Pedal Arm May Break
To: Bill Donnelly, Aston Martin Lagonda of North America
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
PDF - 50KB - 2 pages
31 January 2014Aston Martin Recall 14V-010
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
From: Bill Donnelly, Aston Martin Lagonda of North America
PDF - 40KB - 1 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
5 November 20122013 Aston Martin DB9 photo gallery Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
24 June 2016Aston Martin Lagonda Limited; Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Gregory K. Rea)


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