Aston Martin DB9 Facelift spiedTue, 18 May 2010
The 2011 Aston Martin DB9 Facelift
There’s a fair bit going on at Aston Martin at the moment, a big change from just a year ago when the recession was causing huge pain. We’ve had the launch of the car the V8 Vantage always threatened to be with the initially limited edition Aston Martin V12 Vantage, and the news that the V12 Vantage is US bound and no longer a limited edition.
The big news for AM this year has been the launch (finally) of the most beautiful 4 door car in the world – the Aston Martin Rapide – which frankly could handle like a dog and take 20 seconds to get to 60 mph and we’d still want one, so achingly gorgeous is it by any measure of saloon car gorgeousness.
With all this newness going on at Aston martin it’s easy to take for granted the car responsible for the modern renaissance of AM – the Aston Martin DB9. The Ian Callum designed DB9 is now six years old and, althopugh it has aged incredibly well, AM are ready for a mild tweak for 2011.
The car in the picture at the top – courtesy of Motor Authority – was snapped out and about sporting a slightly more aggressive look for the AM DB9 for 2011. It’s definitely a DB9, but it seems to have borrowed a bit of DBS bling to update its lines.
New sills, a tweak or two to the lighting and bumpers, some new fairy dust on the inside and maybe a small power hike and improvement in emissions and economy are on the cards. Nothing too major and nothing that will mess too much with the lines.
After all, it’s hard to improve on perfection.
By Cars UK