NEW FOR 2008:

– Redesigned sun visors, vanity mirrors, and centre armrest with cubby box and cupholder
– Stereo auxiliary jack
– Wheel-mounted audio controls
– New Bluetooth telephone system
– Windshield-mounted radio antennae (optional heated front windshield no longer available)
– Upgraded standard audio system

For 2008, the DB9 Coupe and Volante (convertible) are unchanged save for trim and option items.

Both models use a 6.0-litre V12 engine, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, with manual shift mode and paddle shift controls.

Features on both models include 19-inch aluminum wheels, full-grain leather interior with walnut trim, three-position memory seats and mirrors, ten-way heated power seats, automatic climate control, trip computer, cruise control, power-folding exterior mirrors, backup sensor, tire pressure monitoring system, six-CD stereo and umbrella with holder.

Available optional equipment includes bright-finish grille, front parking sensors, personalized sill plates, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, garage door opener, premium Dolby Pro Logic II stereo and smoker’s package.

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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