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Success D r i v e
Carbon trim has become all too common as
a substitute for real performance, but on the
DB9 Carbon Black, it’s not only appropriate, it’s
actually part of the name.
TEX T BY BILL LINDSEY
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ASTON MARTIN
As the “bad years” when the marque was owned by a firm best
known for taxi cabs recede in memory, the new management
of Aston Martin continues to burnish the image while setting
the bar higher with each new model. None perhaps go quite as
high as the DB10, of which only 10 will be produced, all of which
are long since sold to folks who get phone calls from Warren
Buffett. For a slightly larger subset of car aficionados, there’s the
DB9 (and in particular, the Carbon Black Edition) whose unique
monochromatic exterior hints at the raw performance awaiting
in the all-black leather interior accented by glowing red stitching.
The DB9 would easily be Batman’s second choice of a daily driver.
A V-12, 500 hp engine propels the DB9 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
Looking for a way to reward your inner bad boy? This is it;