Aston Martin DB9 LM





Aston Martin DB9 LM

Year of production 2008 - 2008

Model: DB9 (2004 - 2016)

Wikipedia (DB9): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DB9

(2008)

The DB9 LM was a special edition that celebrated Aston Martin’s first GT1 class victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance classic with the DBR9 during June 2007. The car was launched at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show alongside the V8 Vantage N400 and was in effect a run-out model for the original DB9.

The DB9 LM was based on the final batch of 2008MY spec coupes fitted with Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission. The six-speed manual gearbox was not available even as an option. What made the car rather special was it’s unique Sarthe Silver exterior paint finish, named after the region in France where the Le Mans circuit is based. In addition, all the meshes were  finished in bright Magnum Silver, the first time that these were available on the DB9. Another DB9 first were the clear rear lamp lenses. The car was also equipped with the normally optional DB9 Sports Pack as standard. Inside, the DB9 LM was fitted with handcrafted black leather with red stitching, perforated leather inserts, unique and vivid ‘Tertre Rouge’ facia trim and numbered sill plaques.

Full specs of the DB9 LM are:-

  • 2008MY Coupe with Touchtronic 2 transmission as standard
  • Sports pack as standard
  • Sarthe Silver coachwork
  • 19 inch Sports pack alloy wheels, Sarthe Silver painted with a diamond turned finish
  • Meshes in Magnum Silver
  • Bright front grille
  • Clear rear lenses with trim finishers in Sarthe Silver
  • Small red enamelled badge on the on the boot with a map of the Le Mans 24 hour curcuit
  • Obsidian Black leather with course red stitching, and perforated leather seat inserts
  • Le Mans circuit map embroidered in red on the centre arm rest
  • ‘Tertre Rouge’ facia and door cappings (named after the famous corner on the circuit)
  • Tailors grey or black headlining
  • Numbered sill plaque
  • Red brake calipers

Deliveries to customers were made during February and March of 2008 at a price of £124,000 or 180,000 Euros in Germany. The intention was to limit the number of DB9 LM’s to just 124 examples although it is believed that 69 were actually made. By March 2008, the DB9 received it’s first major revision, the 2009MY DB9, together with the more powerful AM09 engine and DBS style centre console.

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