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From the Carbon Black exterior paint to the Obsidian Black interior, the DB9 is dressed to the nines. New engines are also on the table, so make sure you keep reading to find out more about the upcoming grand tourer. These unique images show the revised DB9 new for 2011, in the aptly named Quantum Silver paint finish together with the actual car from the 1964 film. Back in May, Aston Martin announced the Hybrid Hydrogen-powered Rapide S as a special entry in the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Much like the coupe, the Volante comes with the DB9’s standard drivetrain, meaning the car gets its juice from a 6.0-liter V-12 engine rated at 503 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. The Volante was based off of the 37 remaining unused 1965 DB5s, but donned the more luxurious amenities of the DB6. So, as the DB9 prepares to make its final curtain call, it’s last iteration, the DB9 GT, hopes to ride off with that legacy with a bang. Known for their expertise in British vehicles, Project Kahn has tuned an Aston Martin or two in the past. While on the list of Aston Martins eternally forsaken by Britain’s best-loved and most famous spy, Agent 007, the DB9 marked the company’s proper entry in the new millennium with a V-12-engined grand tourer boasting a more resonant public appeal. Leave it to a Playboy Bunny to tell us how to wash our cars. Attached to a transaxle version of the eight-speed automatic from ZF, the improved 12-cylinder is expected to offer more power and better fuel consumption than today’s version. You have to appreciate the guy’s effort! One of these models is called the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial, a special model based on the 2013 DB9 Volante convertible. This is especially impressive when you consider that the Aston Martin DB9 wasn’t even around when the new millennium began. Likewise, all three special edition models will be made available in both coupe and Volante models, making the choice that much more difficult. Click past the jump to read more about the Aston Martin DB9. The latest vehicle coming from the company’s personalization arm is no exception and, unlike other bespoke Aston Martins, is crossing "the Pond" to be auctioned for charity in Los Gatos, California. As a result, this hybrid DB9 will deliver a total of 740 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It’s been just two weeks since the successor to the current Aston Martin DB9, was spotted carving the Nurburgring, and the Brits already started testing a new mule of their upcoming grand tourer. From there, he pivoted to cars, turning his “boy racer” hobby into a career by creating custom body pieces and wheels. The Virage didn’t hit the high mark the company expected in their sales numbers, so they are now shelving the model in hopes that a new DB9 will give them the results they need. And we thought automakers would just continue to make timepieces and apparel. Aston Martin’s Q by Aston Martin division has created some pretty delicious personalized models since it was launched in 2012. four of them came from Europe whereas the only non-European sports car on the list calls the Land of the Rising Sun as its home. Many tuners including the popular names have spent time with the British icon to squeeze more out of it and make it even more sophisticated and lucrative. The British sports car maker has secured a £304 million bond - about $440 million at the current rates - from global investors at a rather high 9.25% interest over the next seven years. With only 15 units to be produced, Cyrus is priced at $560,000 (car not included). The attention-to-detail that came with the development of the DB9 GT reflects Aston Martin’s peerless dedication to making it stand out from other DB9s. Aston Martins are the same way. When it comes to special one-off Aston Martins, the British automaker usually taps the service of one design house: Zagato. “What would this car look like if it evolved? Sure, he is a made-up character by Ian Fleming, but what does that matter? The Aston Martin DBR9 is a GT1 race car manufactured by Aston Martin Racing to compete in the GT1 category. Like an Opel Calibra transformed into an Aston Martin DB9 by a guy in Thailand. Despite its awesome performance for the era, sharp looks, and popularity, the Volante was only an interim car. Granted, it’s hard to really do anything drastic on a car that’s 11 years old without turning it into a completely different model so we can take solace knowing that Aston Martin gave the model the swan song it deserved. Then there’s the obvious difference of the silver exterior paint color to distinguish this vehicle from the others. This money will be going towards designing all new platforms for their full line of sports cars, including the DB9, Vantage, and Rapide. And what would it look like if I designed it?” With that, the Vengeance was born. Now, two years after this film was released, Kobe Bryant and Aston Martin have teamed up to introduce the Nike Kobe Bryant (Aston Martin Edition) footwear pack. based 105 Longnose and the 110 WB 6x6 Flying Huntsman SUV. Click past the jump to read about the Aston Martin Vantage and DB9. The coupe version will be priced at $187,615 for the Coupe, and $201,115 for the Volante. But the DB9 GT looks fantastic, and is an excellent way for Aston to breathe new life into a car that’s starting to show its age more that a little. That being said, the next-gen DB could very well be launched as the DB11, with the DB10 trademark filed just to protect the numerical denomination. The Aston Martin DB5 is already known as the most famous car in the world, while the DB9 is regarded by many as the most beautiful sports grand tourer on sale today. Although we do not understand why, this really happened! Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive They also increased the engine’s power to a total of 500 HP, so now the DB9... oh sorry... the DBS can hit a top speed of 199 mph. One thing that did throw us for a little loop is the design of the round headlights, which does harken us back to the V8 Zagato of the 80’s but comes as a little out of place when built into the sharper and more streamlined look of the current DB9 Volante. Aston Martin Racing will return to Le Mans in 2008 to defend its GT1 title in the distinctive blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil. Blue and white? Of course the German tuner did not limit the makeover to only the exterior transformations! Between these two events lies the shortest-lasting production model convertible ever produced by Aston: the 1966 Aston Martin Volante. The exemptions would allow the DB9 to be sold through August 2016 and the Vantage through August 2017. Is it just me, or is the next DB9 — likely to be named the DB11 — coming out to play once every two weeks? However, this DB9 will also get silver brake calipers, magnum silver grilles, and metallic bronze leather headlining with perforated seat inners. Continue reading to learn more about the future Aston Martin DB11. Unlike the technical nature of Inside Koenigsegg and the action-packed episodes of Track to Street, Discover Aston Martin DB9 takes a dramatic look at one of the British automaker’s most esteemed models. Highlights will include a 1968 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder Prototype ($1,200,000 - $1,800,000), a 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta ($900,000 - $1,200,000), and a 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 ’Periscopio’ ($1,500,000 - $2,000,000). The DB9 also gets a more prominent ‘hockey stick’ curve ahead of the rear wheels, silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels as standard, together with new design option wheels and a bright finish grille. There is also a new high-end audio system and the exhaust system features fitted butterfly valves allowing the driver to change the sound from ferocious to unobtrusive and quiet. In 1965, the Aston Martin DB5 was on its way out of showrooms and the new DB6 was being shown off at the London Motor Show. So who knows, really. Desperate or not, Aston Martin now has the money to design an all new platform for their full line of sports cars, including the DB9, Vantage and Rapide. In a web film released back in 2008, Kobe Bryant made us cover our mouths and say, “Oh shit!” Don’t bet against it, especially with Aston Martin. What’s more, it’s the type of gold finish that doesn’t leave us squinting as if we just took a long look at the sun. Astons aren’t about breakneck speed or snap your spine cornering. When Aston Martin unveiled the One-77 supercar, everyone was amazed.