By the looks of things the new Aston Martin DB9 does not deserve to be called new. It appears to be the same old DB9, garnished with bits from Virage’s dead body. But that is what it seems. If you get up close and personal with the car, and drive it, you do realize that 2013 DB9 is in fact a much better car than the one it replaces. It is prettier, it is more powerful, faster, and more refined.
Listen to Autocar’s Steve Suttcliffe as he takes the DB9 to where I think is Cote d’Azur region in Southern France, and explores all the new stuff it comes with:
The new car costs £132k, which is 30 more than the original DB9, but it’s never been easier justifying a price hike. The new model is a more complete car. it’s even got ceramic brakes as standard.