The Aston Martin DB9 was the first car to be made at Aston Martin's
new production facility in Gaydon, England. Launched in 2004,
the DB9 quickly gathered worldwide recognition as one of the
best looking cars ever made, credit for this goes to Ian Callum
and his successor, Henrik Fisker. In 2005 Fisker went on to
form his own company 'Fisker Coach Build' making two models,
The Fisker Tramonto and the Fisker Latigo CS.
The DB9 was the replacement for the Aston Martin DB7. Part of the reason
it was called the DB9 instead of the DB8 was so people would
not assume it was powered by a V8 engine.
The DB9 initially came in two forms, the coupe, and the 'Volante'
convertible. But in 2006 an offshoot, the Aston Martin DBS, was produced for the James
Bond movie 'Casino Royale' and a limited production run was