Next, the Aston Martin DB9. Taking its styling cues from the discontinued Aston Martin Virage, the company’s newest sports GT car is available beginning this October in both two-door coupe and Volante versions.
Aiming for the “powerfully assertive yet elegant” market, it keeps the classic Aston Martin grill, which now feeds air into a new carbon ceramic composite braking system (CCM). In order to avoid replacing classic features such as the girl, they went for underbody changes that include lowering the engine, modifying the hood and bumper. There’s also a lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar seat option, which shaves nearly 38 pounds off the weight of the vehicle, for speed junkies.