It’s hard to shake the association of an Aston Martin with James Bond. Even though the first Bond car was not an Aston Martin, 1964’s Goldfinger would see the DB5 in action, creating an association that lasts to this day. The Vanquish which was released in 2001 and featured in the following year’s Die Another Day only served increase the desirability factor of the next model, the DB9 of 2004, which ran for twelve whole years before the DB11 took over. On sale here is a gorgeous drop-top 2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante with a healthy 45,000 miles under its wheels for you to explore all your Bond driving fantasies with.
Styled by Ian Callum, the same man behind the pen that drew the Vanquish, along with Henrik Fisker, it’s not hard to see the similarities. This 2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante wears a cool blue paintwork with a black convertible top. Multi-spoke alloy wheels wear high-performance tires, and the twin exhausts at the rear allow the V12 to sing clearly. Whichever way you look at it, the DB9 is a clean design that still looks modern in 2022, regardless of whether it’s in coupe or convertible form. Xenon high-intensity headlamps which were cutting-edge technology at the time grant this car very good night-time lighting abilities which is useful with such a low and wide car on poorly lit country roads. The interior is also in blue which actually looks closer to a shade of aquamarine in certain lighting conditions, and there’s some contrasting wood trim on the dash and doors. Four occupants can be seated, although the rear seats are better for children or smaller adults on shorter journeys. Interestingly, you’ll find the engine start button smack dab in the middle of the center console, flanked by four buttons that control the automatic transmission. A classy analog clock sits below, as well as an integrated radio/CD player with phone capability and Linn Premium sound system. The front bucket seats are electrically adjustable, and the mirrors are heated for better visibility on cold days. The tilt and telescopic steering column hosts a three-spoke wheel with a few multifunction controls and the paddles for manual gear selection. The instrument panel is another interesting curio, as the rev counter sweeps anticlockwise.
This 2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante packs the same engine that was offered in the Vanquish, the 5.9L (commonly called a 6.0L) AM11 V12. Power and torque figures for this soulful-sounding powerplant sit at 450hp and 420lb-ft, granting a zero-to-sixty sprint of under five seconds for this Grand Tourer that weighs almost 3,900lbs. The top speed on the Volante model was initially restricted to 165mph, while the coupe could fly all the way up to 186mph. This car also has power steering, and ventilated disc brakes on all wheels to provide ample stopping power.
2006 MY Aston Martin DB9 Volante Xenon high intensity headlamp Linn Premium brand stereo system Tilt and telescopic steering wheel Power steering Heated mirrors Bucket front seats Alloy wheels Performance tires
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