We were fortunate enough to paint correct this beautiful beast in our shop recently—Rob, it was a pleasure to work on a piece of art like this! The Aston Martin DB9 is a V12 MASTERPIECE: Stunning, classy, and really, really fast…. We think it’s one of the most beautiful cars on Earth. This one is a 2009 and is immaculate.
Some history of the DB9, like the one we performed a paint correction on, from the Aston Martin website:
The first car to be built in Aston Martin’s new factory at Gaydon in Warwickshire was the 2+2 DB9, a direct successor to DB7. The new car was considered to be such an advance on the old that Aston Martin had decided a straightforward sequential numbering would be considered inappropriate, hence why it was not titled DB8. DB9 launched to acclaim in 2003 at the Frankfurt Motor Show with a Volante following in 2004. Powered by a V12 engine, this was also the first Aston Martin to be developed on the VH (Vertical / Horizontal) Platform which underpinned all Gaydon produced cars. It was all new, designed from the ground up, the fruit of a million-mile test programme that had seen prototypes proved in locations as diverse as Death Valley in the USA, inside the Arctic Circle in Sweden, and on the high-speed test track at Nardo in Italy. Other tests had taken place on Ford’s renowned Lommel proving ground in Belgium and at the Volvo crash test safety centre in Sweden.