New DB9 outdoes classic DB7
Image: osaMu, 2011
Aston Martin is a manufacturer that always manages to impress with new models, although you could argue that its vehicles do not really come into their own until a few decades have passed and we can look back on them as classics.
There is a new DB9 in town, priced at $185,400 and looking to go above and beyond what was available on the last generation, as well as its forebear, the Aston Martin DB7.
The original DB7 arrived in 1994 and remained on the market for 10 years, although its underpinnings belonged to a less desirable model - the Jaguar XJS.
The DB7 was one of Aston Martin's most popular models and was produced in numbers never seen before by this exclusive manufacturer.
The DB9 has continued that tradition, although its latest iteration suggests that it will have an even longer lifespan than its predecessor.
With more power, a fresh chassis and more than a few nods to the Aston Martin Virage in its design, this could be a future classic.
The new DB9 first made an appearance at this year's Paris Auto Show and it should be on sale in 2013 for big spenders who want some British class.