DB9 coupe Centenary Edition
DB9 coupe Centenary Edition

DB9 coupe Centenary Edition

(2013)

Aston Martin announced at the beginning of 2013 that several of the current sports models would be available with special Centenary editions, these are being shown to the public one model at a time. The unveiling process began in January with the Vanquish and the Rapide S following in April. The Centenary Edition DB9 was not shown until much later in the year when it was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013 even though by that time, many had already been sold.

 

DB9 coupe Centenary Edition

The Centennial DB9 was to be  limited, as fitting for the occasion to just 100 cars; a mixture of  both coupe and Volante models each finished to an exacting specification. One of the most striking feature of the Centennial Edition DB9 is the use of unique ‘gradiated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with inner Meteorite Silver contrast on the bonnet of the car. The unique gradiated paint scheme is achieved by a meticulous process that adds an additional 18 man hours to the painting of the car. The darker inner colour is applied to the panels with a special “mini–jet” spray gun and once applied, the panel is then sanded using a very fine abrasive pad and a fresh coat of lacquer is applied. The panel is then finally sanded and polished to ensure that the line between the light and dark colours is totally smooth to even the lightest touch.

All the Centennial editions receive bespoke sterling silver AM wings badges, to a new design featuring additional rays within the wings visible through the transparent enamel. Numbered sill plaques, individually numbered with an Aston Martin hallmark and also of sterling silver are fitted.

The interior is finished in Deep-soft Obsidian Black Leather, previously only available of the One-77. It is similar to semi-aniline hide but goes through a more labour-intensive and exclusive process and dried naturally compared to normal semi-aniline that is forced dried. This makes the leather much softer and richer in its feel.

Detailed specification of the DB9 Centenary Edition is as follows:-

  • ‘Gradiated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Skyfall Silver with Meteorite Silver contrast along the  bonnet and roof
  • ‘Gradiated’ 2-tone paint scheme of Dana Point White with Lightning Silver contrast along the  bonnet and roof (China only)
  • Also available as single tone Skyfall Silver, single tone Meteorite Silver or single tone Dana Point White (China only)
  • Rear diffuser in contrast Meteorite Silver
  • 10-spoke Silver Diamond turned Wheels
  • Silver Brake Calipers
  • Deep-soft Obsidian Black Leather and welt with silver stitching
  • Silver thread embroidery of Aston Martin wings in the headrests
  • Grey Blend Alcantara Headlining
  • Obsidian Black Carpet and Binding
  • Piano Black facia
  • 1000W B&O sound system
  • Customer Presentation Box with gifts

A total of only 35 DB9 Coupe Centenary editions were built and sold around the world making these a rare and highly desirable special edition Aston Martin. 

Images kindly provided by Aston Martin Lagonda