Aston Martin has released a 2011 minor facelift of the DB9 with package of improvements. It would probably take more than a few glances to notice the new styling changes which include a new front bumper, bright finish radiator grille, reshaped lower intake featuring bright hexagonal mesh, new headlight coverings, restyled sills, silver brake calipers, 20-spoke “diamond turned” alloy wheels and clear rear light lenses.

Under the skin, Aston now offers Adaptive Damping System as standard on both the DB9 coupe and Volante convertible. Also included is a tyre pressure monitoring system, revised Bluetooth microphone system and the addition of a new “Double Apex” alloy finish for the cabin, not forgetting the Bang & Olufsen stereo.

Besides the sleek sheetmetal, popularity of the DB9 stems from the 6.0-litre V12 engine that lives under that long hood. It comes with 470 hp, 600 Nm and lots of charisma. Power is fed to the rear wheels via a rear mid-mounted six-speed manual gearbox or an optional Touchtronic 2 six-speed auto.

Prices start from £122,445 for the Coupe, while the Volante retails from £131,445. Hi-res gallery after the jump.

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