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Fun Facts: Aston Martin DB9
- As you most probably know, the V12 engine-powered Aston Martin DB9 succeeded the old DB7. Aston Martin went straight to 9 instead of 8 since the English automaker wanted to avoid the perception that the successor to the DB7 is powered by a V8 engine.
- The Aston Martin DB9 was the very first car to be produced at Aston Martin's latest home (the company's first purpose-built manufacturing facility in its entire history) in Gaydon, Warwickshire. The DB9 was also the first Aston Martin to be developed on the automaker's aluminum VH (vertical/horizontal) platform, which is the one used for all the cars produced in the Gaydon facility.
- How does the Aston Martin DB9 easily reach its top speed of 186 mph? There are many factors, of course, but one of its secrets lies in its exhaust. The DB9's exhaust silencer was aerodynamically designed to ensure that the car can reach its top speed without much effort.
- The Aston Martin DB9 didn't take long before it ruled the racing circuits. A year after it was introduced to the world, the DB9 won in its debut at the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring. It went on to win other major racing series such as the Le Mans Series, the American Le Man Series, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the FIA GT3 European Championship.
- Aston Martin released a special edition of the DB9 to commemorate its victory at the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans. Aptly referred to as the DB9 LM, Aston Martin manufactured only 124 units of the car. All 124 featured a coupe body and a unique color called Sarthe Silver (the name of the color was derived from Circuit de la Sarthe, the home of Le Mans).
- As anyone can see, the Aston Martin DB9 is plain dashing, to say the least. That's why it isn't surprising that it has made appearances in both the big and small screen. It has been seen in movies and TV shows such as Desperate Housewives, The Good Guys, Entourage, Nip/Tuck, The Vampire Diaries, Fantastic Four, CSI: Miami, The O.C, and Suits, among others. On top of those, the DB9 has also starred in several music videos.