"James Bond" movies have helped make Aston Martin an aspirational brand for generations of car-crazy consumers. Elegant, sleek and timeless, the DB9's shell flows in what appears to be one continuous wave of aluminum.
The interior's seats and appointments would be right at home at the most exclusive furniture store. Handmade and hand-finished, the cabin's elements, consisting primarily of supple leather and real wood, coalesce into an inviting environment.
Under the hood beats a 470-horsepower, 5.9-liter, V-12 engine mated to a six-speed, driver-shiftable automatic transmission. Top speed is 190 miles per hour. Reaching 60 miles per hour from a standing stop takes 4.6 seconds.
Bond, James Bond.