The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is the convertible version of the
Aston Martin DB9 coupe. The 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