2005 Aston Martin DB9 – Road Test & First Drive – Motor Trend

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A routine by Billy Crystal around a Fernando Lamas-like who pursued perfection through When you look mahvelous, you are mahvelous, he exhorted.

No student of Night Live, Aston chief executive Ulrich Bez The new DB9 drives as good as it looks.

more stringent safety signaled the end of the line for the long-running the pressure was on to create a new gran to meet those lofty Henrik Fisker, Aston design director, extols, To a GT car, you must start the right proportions, although it be noted that this was initiated by the hand of Ian Callum, who did the DB7.

There’s no reinventing of the wheel on here–just highly evolved Martin cues such as a grille, meaty 19-inch set in Coke-bottle-shaped fender flares, overhangs, long dash-to-axle and a streamlined, set-back cabin. doors rise at a 12-degree when opened. Compared the DB7, the new car’s wheelbase is six inches longer and the front two inches wider.

There’s the sense that, in this of robots and just-in-time manufacturing, the DB9 is a car. You get the feeling a lot of white-coated and artisans fussed over it to it special for the buyer. Aston you to see this in details such as the chrome strip around the window openings or the headlamps of cutlines intersecting at the fenders.

In the too, instead of little of wood here and there, uses large wood (walnut, mahogany, or even on the dash upper center and top edges of the doors. These are not just ornamental. There’s a aluminum look for the floodlit Bridge of Weir does the

A clear glass (not starter button on the dash stack glows red when the is on and turns blue when the has subsequently started. At the same the DB9 benefits from access to Ford Motor Company’s account, research labs, and suppliers. Jeremy Main, director, explains that the of the new DB9 is composed entirely of aluminum and castings joined with adhesive.

That’s right, glued together. Aston a stiff 27 Hz torsional-rigidity figure. the front-midship placement of the all-aluminum and the transmission moved to the rear the DB9 enjoys an ideal 50/50 weight distribution. A full 85 of the car’s mass is within the

Main contends that, with the old DB7, the new car’s moment is close to the driver’s And the engine has been dropped in the chassis to lower the center of Forged-aluminum control arms and rear and aluminum coil-over help reduce unsprung

Open the magnesium-framed door, into the driver’s seat more fore/aft travel now to up to a 6-foot, 3-inch corn-fed American) and push that engine start button. never guess the all-aluminum 5.9-liter V-12 originally was for the DB7 from two lowly Ford 3.0-liter V-6 engines piggybacked end to The Aston 12 makes power the way, without variable timing or variable-length intake

A full 85 percent of the engine’s is achieved at 1500 rpm. It has electronically controlled throttles and stainless-steel dual exhaust. these pipes are moving the resulting sound is as delicious as Ferrari or Lamborghini has to offer.

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version of the DB9 will make its this summer, and a six-speed transmission becomes available year. Look also for an AMV8, built off the same and priced against the Porsche

A rigid aluminum torque connects the engine to the rear-mounted The Touchtronic automatic transmission can be up and down through the gears or in Drive. Dash-mounted Park, and Drive transmission buttons are of early 1960s Chrysler

The driving beauty of the DB9 is its balance and The car corners nearly flat no active suspension system, yet a suitably luxurious ride even though it’s on a thin veneer of 19-inch REO 50 Z-rated rubber. ZF speed-sensitive steering keeps the driver of what those tires are with.

Large-diameter Brembo monobloc calipers and 14.0-inch 13.0-rear ventilated and grooved scrub speed with a The standard stability control aggressive or intrusive as long as you obedience for the laws of physics. on, Aston looked at ceramic active damping, and tubular arms, but stuck to more technologies.

Exotic GT cars to deliver some semblance of for dollar even if the back in this 2+2 would be a tight fit for and hobbits.

The DB9’s beauty is clear to inside and out. It may be the highest-quality Martin ever built; it jewellike attention to detail and high chassis technology and the of a sonorous V-12 engine.

Simply mahvelous. Convertible of the DB9 will make its debut summer, and a six-speed manual becomes available next Look also for an eight-cylinder built off the same platform and against the Porsche 911.

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