Aston Martin DB9 grows two more doors

iGav

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Looks like they've stretched the picture in Photoshop to me. heheh :p

Elegant looking thing though... ;)

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Thoughts? anyone in the market for one? :eek:
 

fanbrain

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That is probably the best looking sedan I have ever seen. I love AM's. I want one of these (and a V8 Vantage for weekends).
 
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iGav

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fanbrain said:
I love AM's. I want one of these (and a V8 Vantage for weekends).
You don't want much do ya! :eek: :p

It's interesting that Aston Martin haven't considered bringing back the Lagonda marque for this car.

Also, is it just me... or does 450-480bhp sound like it doesn't really cut it anymore? I know it's still a fair old whack of ponies, but we're in an era where you can buy a 500+bhp saloon car for £60k and similar GT's as the AM, for similar money in the mid 500's and some in the 600's and Aston Martin aren't exactly renowned achieving Lotus aping kerb weights. :eek:

Still, looks far more elegant than the images I've been seeing of the Porsche Panamera.
 
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yellow

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I LOVE that ****ing car. It's my dream vehicle.. Unfortunately, 99.9999999% likely to always remain a dream. :(
 
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Toreador93

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electronboy said:
much more beautiful than Mercedes CLS! That's for sure.
I've never called a Mercedes beautiful, nor a BMW, and I don't think I ever will. They're great cars (I love European cars), but they lack a certain charisma you only get with English and Italian cars. Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Maserati have the best looking cars, IMO. If their designers can make cars that beautiful, just think if they could build women...
*drools*
 
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EGT

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I saw the DB9 at the Airport sometime last year. There was a competition for a Porsche Boxster or something and they just happened to have the DB9 and Harley Davidsons there to show you ... "Yeah, you might win a nice car but look at THESE!"

The DB9 is ... UNBELIEVABLE. If I had one, I swear it wouldn't leave the garage.

Loverly. :cool:
 
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XNine

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Meh. The front end needs to be chopped back. I honestly think Maxima's are a hell of a lot nicer looking than this thing. I really wonder if you get what you pay for with these things? I mean, it should get 40-50 miles a gallon, NEVER break down, and have enough Horses to make you fly when you kick open the doors.
 
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Jay42

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Wow, that looks great. A lot of times I'm disappointed with the look of four door sedans compared with their coupe counterparts; they usually take the sporty aggressive look out of it. But this is very much not the case. Would probably be a great competitor to the Mazerati Quattroporte.

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Counterfit said:
EVERYTHING is more beautiful than a CLS.
Ha, agreed.
 
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Lord Blackadder

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I think the Quattroporte looks the part better, even though the DB9 is undoubtably a better drive.

480hp sounds good to me. Sure, the M5 has more horsepower, but it has zero soul. Same goes for anything badged "AMG". Although Merc engines are showing up in just about everything nowadays.

But who would buy a DB9 sedan/saloon? What person, having the option of getting the 2+2, would take the 4-door?

Making a 4-door out of the DB9 just sounds weird, like the Sultan of Dubai's Ferrari 456 shooting brakes.
 
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mpw

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Jay42 said:
...Would probably be a great competitor to the Mazerati Quattroporte....
T'was my first thought too when I got Autocar at lunchtime. I'm not sure which I like best yet.
Unfortunately I'm not in the market for either yet but my cousin has had his Maserati for a couple of years (3200Conv.)and will be in the market soon probably for sedan. I can see this going on his possible list alongside a Quattroporte and Jaguar XJ. Lucky bastard.
 
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alexstein

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Beautiful !! That car looks stunning for a 4 door sedan. I always loved the style and aesthetics of most Aston Martin. There is only one problem with these exotics and that is the hefty price-tag on those things.


...oh well if you have to ask....you can't afford it anyways..:(
 
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runninmac

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I would LOVE to get that car (or a car like that in anycase). Use that for the travel car and have the V8 Vantage as the beach car/work...:rolleyes:
 
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Platform

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I really like it.....but not in the market for one (a little too pricey for me hehehe)
 
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