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    DB9 Passenger for a Day

    Had to share.

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of getting a ride in a friend's Aston Martin DB9. From pictures I always thought this to be one of the most beautiful applications of sheet metal ever. And, even while I'll be taking Tourist Delivery of my 911 lovely in 17-days, I first wanted to see this AM beauty up close and personal.

    What can I say? There is no bad viewing angle on this car. Such a gorgeous, sexy beast. This to me is the signature car of the Aston Martin lineup. The exterior was a beautiful bronze like gray. The interior, a hand stiched reddish tan leather. The engine note at start-up was lovely. And, when we found an open patch to stretch her legs: Yummy!

    As a passenger, I'm generally not comfortable with another's spirited driving. But the car felt supple and responsive, with awesome late breaking abilities. Body roll in tight corners was negligible. The interior is amazing. Beautiful leather on the dash, seats and console. Suede on the pillars and ceiling. The instruments and controls were elegant but not ornate. I could have spent the entire day enveloped in that lap of luxury.

    Unfortunately, I did not get to drive the car. But that opportunity may come as we do some grand tours this summer in our respective dream machines.

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    Sorry on the picture size. Wasn't sure how to resize it.

    Re: DB9 Passenger for a Day

    it is a nice car, isn't it. I finally got to see one on the road (along with two other great cars) yesterday when I went to Scottsdale (old city) for some shopping. I saw a couple a db9 convertible (reddish color).... it looked AMAZING- not too big, not too small- just right. Also (finally, got to see an f50 on the road- this was in tempe, AZ- my god does that thing sound good.)

     
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