The Aston Martin DB9 is seizing production after 13 years and it’s ready to leave space for the newer DB11 that adapts with the current age mainly because the DB9 was sitting on an outdated platform that hasn’t been changed since tequila was invented. Add to that the outdated V12 engine that produces less than 500-hp in an age where naturally aspirated V8’s are making mid 500-hp figures.
The Aston Martin DB9 was arguably one of Aston’s most striking designs since its 2003 debut and was considered the saving grace of the British brand after a not so wonderful run with the DB7. The design was actually a collaboration between Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker, it certainly brought Aston Martin to another level thanks to the beautiful organic shapes and the muscular hips. Let’s not forget that many of Aston’s most successful cars like the Rapide, the Vanquish and the Vantage were derived from the DB9.
Aston Martin decided to call it a day by releasing the final DB9 GT versions off the assembly line with hopes of starting a new era with the new Aston Martin DB11 that is built on a modern platform and newer technology. The final DB9 GT will include the mighty 5.9-liter V12 engine producing a good 540bhp and 457 lb-ft of torque with a 0-62 mph time in just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph. The same six-speed paddle-shift gearbox will be used to power the rear wheels with three stage adaptive dampers that include Sport, Comfort and Race modes.