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by George Skentzos

The 2009 Aston Martin DB9 has joined its baby brother, the V8 Vantage, for a performance overhaul.

The DB9’s 6.0-litre V12 engine has been boosted from 335kW to 350kW with torque now nudging the 600Nm mark.

This has shaved a tenth off the supercar’s 0-100km/h time – dropping to just 4.6 seconds with the top speed jumping to 305km/h.

2009 Aston Martin DB9 power boost

Handling has also been improved thanks to revisions made to the chassis and suspension setup.

Not unlike the V8 Vantage, the 2009 DB9 will also feature a new centre console and switch gear – a highly criticised aspect of the existing model.

2009 Aston Martin DB9 power boost

It will also receive a new ECU (Emotional Control Unit) as seen in the striking Aston Martin DBS.

Exterior changes include new side mirrors, a revised grill and updated 19-inch wheels.






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