ASTON MARTIN has announced that it has built the very last run of DB9 sports cars, posting photos of the final nine awaiting inspection on its Twitter feed and heralding the end of an era. The news brings to an end 13 years of continuous production of the coupe and Volante convertible and a design which defined the Aston Martin brand for the best part of a decade.
Debuting in 2003 the DB9 helped the British firm stamp some authority on the modern motoring era and was well received by experts and enthusiasts alike. The final nine models will hit the road with a powerful 402kw aspirated 5.9 litre V12 engine that can charge to 100km/h in just 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 295km/h.
It will soon be replaced by the deadly DB11 due in dealerships early next year, which will be more powerful, faster, sleeker, lighter and far more expensive at more than €300,000.