The Amethyst Red DB9 Volante, pictured above, featured prominently on the Aston Martin stand at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The interior was finished in Obsidian Black over Kestrel Tan with Piano Black facias
The Gen4 VH architecture features significant changes to the underbody structure from the early cars which principally includes the lowering the engine by 19mm. This has mainly been done for compliance with the latest European Pedestrian Protection regulation without resorting to the need for complex deployable systems as seen on current Jaguar sportscars for instance. That said, lowering of the engine has contributed to lowering the centre of gravity of the DB9 as a whole improving handling and driver response. The ‘new’ DB9 Volante has a 30% increase in stiffness over the original Volante model, it is also a useful 15 kg lighter too.
As with the later versions of the previous DB9, the Gen4 DB9 Volante is only available with Touchtronic 2 transmission. Manual transmission was not even an option any more.
Production of the standard DB9 Volante ended in the summer of 2015, the car being replaced by the more powerful DB9 GT Volante.