DB9 Volante (2009MY & 2010MY)
DB9 Volante (2009MY & 2010MY)

DB9 Volante (2009MY & 2010MY)

(2008 - 2010)

For the 2009MY, the DB9 Volante was also revised alongside the coupe. Especially significant for the Volante were revisions to the front shear panel which increased torsional rigidity by 10%, further improving refinement. The particular car (above) was the new optional and very attractive 20 spoke alloy wheels.

DB9 Volante (2009MY & 2010MY)

The revised DB9 Volante became available from the second quarter of 2008 with a price in the UK of £122,950. These photos were taken of cars at the Geneva Salon 2008 and 2009.

Early in 2010, the Volante, previously denied the Sports Pack option could be specified with a new Premium Sports Pack which consisted of an Adaptive Damping System as first seen on the DBS.

By the time that the 2009MY DB9 entered production, the world was just in the grip of a significant recession that badly affected the general new car market and Aston Martin in particular. Also the DB9 Volante had competition from within the range from the more powerful DBS Volante thus sales and production of the DB9 was in somewhat of a decline. The DB9 of this era are thus quite scarce and downright rare has hens teeth with the six speed manual gearbox.

  • Body/Coachwork:
    • Two door convertible with 2+2 seating
    • Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure with aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body. Extruded aluminium door side impact beams
    • Xenon high Intensity discharge (HID) front projector headlamps (halogen full beam). Full LED rear lighting.
    • Heated, electrically adjusted, powerfold door mirrors.
    • Front and reverse parking sensors. Heated rear screen, optional front screen heating
    • Bright finished 5 bar grille
    • Mohair roof, retracts in 17 seconds underneath a hard tonneau cover that closes flush with the bodywork
    • Automatically deployed roll-over bars
  • Interior:
    • Full Bridge of Weir leather interior with Walnut facia veneers as standard. Optional veneers, Mahogany, Bamboo  Tamo Ash and Piano Black
    • Centre console outer finish in Iridium Silver and inner finish in graphite
    • Ten direction electrically controlled front seats (including height adjustment) with dual stage seat heaters
    • Organic electroluminescent (OEL) displays in white
    • CFC free automatic climate control
    • Driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags and front passenger side airbags
    • Aston Martin Audio system with radio, 6 CD autochanger and 700W with 5.1 surround sound Dolby Pro Logic II
    • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 13 speaker audio system with radio, 6CD autochanger and 1000W power output optional from 2009.5MY
    • Integrated GSM telephone optional with Bluetooth
    • 30 Gigabyte Hard Disk Drive sat-nav as standard to replace DVD based system
    • Alarm system interacting with the central locking system and PATS immobiliser system
    • Tracker Horizon (UK standard)
    • Cruise control
    • Tyre pressure sensing system
    • Fitted umbrella
  • Engine:
    • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48-valve, 5935 cc V12

    • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive

    • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves

    • Compression ratio 10.9:1

    • Max power 350 kW (470 bhp/477 PS) at 6000 rpm

    • Max torque 600 Nm (443 lb ft) at 5000 rpm

  • Transmission:
    • Rear mid-mounted, six-speed manual gearbox

    • Rear mid-mounted, ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system

    • Alloy torque tube with carbon-fibre propeller shaft

    • Limited-slip differential

    • Final-drive ratio – manual 3.54:1

    • Final-drive ratio – automatic 3.154:1

  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion, Servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock

    • Column tilt and reach adjustment

  • Wheels and tyres:
    • 19” alloy wheels – 10-spoke design

    • Optional 19” alloy wheels – 10-spoke with a Graphite painted finish
    • Optional 19” alloy wheels – 20-spoke diamond-turned
    • Optional 19” alloy wheels – 20-spoke diamond-turned with a Graphite painted finish
    • Front 8.5J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza 235/40 ZR19

    • Rear 9.5J x 19” Bridgestone Potenza 275/35 ZR19

  • Suspension:
    • Front Independent aluminium double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil over aluminium monotube dampers and anti-roll bar

    • Rear Independent aluminium double wishbones incorporating anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil over aluminium monotube dampers and anti-roll bar

  • Brakes:
    • Front Ventilated and grooved steel discs, 355 mm diameter
    • Rear Ventilated and grooved steel discs,330 mm diameter
    • Radial-mounted four-piston monobloc calipers
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Traction control
    • Alternative brake caliper finish – black, red and silver

  • Dimensions:
    • Length 4710 mm (185.5”)
    • Width 1875 mm (74”)
    • Height 1270 mm (50”)
    • Wheelbase 2745 mm (108”)
    • Front track 1570 mm (62”)
    • Rear track 1560 mm (61.5”)
    • Turning circle 12.0 m (39.4 ft)
    • Fuel capacity 80 ltr (17.6 UK gal, 21.1 US gal)
  • Performance:
    • Acceleration – manual 0-60 mph in 4.6 sec; 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.8 sec

    • Acceleration – automatic 0-60 mph in 4.6 sec; 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.8 sec

    • Max speed 306 km/h (190 mph)