NEW FOR 2009:

– Unchanged model

For 2009, the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Volante (convertible) are unchanged. Prices drop considerably from the 2008 levels.

Both models use a 6.0-litre V12 engine, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission that includes 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 rearview 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 head restraints 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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