Aston Martin introduces the new DB9 Volante. With many similarities with the DB9 Coupe, Volante is characterized by all-alloy, low emissions, 48-valve, 6.0-liter, V12 engine and six-speed manual or automated manual transmission.
Both DB9 Volante and Coupe were updated in order to be more competitive. Power has been increased up to 470 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 443 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm.
The computer controlled clutch of the six-speed automated manual has been reset making possible a faster shifting. These modifications provide better performance, with three-tenths of a second quicker in the 0 to 60 mph sprint and tenth quicker in six-speed manual cars.
Handling of the 2011 Aston Martin DB9 Volante is also better. This handling improvement is provided by Bilstein shocks, new suspension arms and bushings. In comparison to the Coupe version, DB9 Volante incorporates softer suspension. Along with a refreshed shear panel, the drop-top structure is 10 percent stiffer.
Featuring modernized door mirrors, DB9 Volante sports 19-inch wheels and an anodized aluminum grille. The interior is complimented with a stylish center console, crafted almost completely in die-cast zinc finished in iridium. Where there is no iridium finish, there is a mix of high quality leather or one of five distinctive hand-finished wood trims, with shades from Walnut to Piano Black.
Aston Martin officials declared that DB9 Volante is designed and made to be a convertible, so it is not just a Coupe model with the top removed. This car continues the brand`s tradition in combining elegance, perfect proportion and sports cars power.
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