For 2006, the Aston Martin DB9 has a few changes. Both Coupe and Volante models receive revised centre console controls and switches, the message display colour is now white, there are brushed wheel

Both the Coupe and Volante convertible share a platform, and have a 50/50 weight distribution with a front engine/rear transmission set-up. The front fenders and hood are composite, while the rest of the exterior skin is aluminum. Both use a low-emission, all-alloy 6.0-litre V12 engine. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or paddle-shift automatic.

Both models feature ventilated and grooved steel disc brakes with four-piston monobloc calipers, tilt and telescopic steering column, Xenon headlamps with washers, LED rear lamps, 19-inch aluminum wheels, full leather interior, walnut veneer interior trim, six-way power seats, automatic climate control, keyless remote and six-CD player, in addition to the new standard features mentioned above.

The Volante’s roof operates at the touch of a button and retracts in 17 seconds, folding behind a hard tonneau cover which then electrically closes flush with the car’s bodywork. Among the Volante’s safety features are sensors that detect the risk of a potential rollover. These deploy two roll-hoops from the rear seat headrests to protect rear-seat passengers, while front seat passengers are protected by the A-pillars which can support twice the total body weight of the car.

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