By Mark Kleis
Thursday, Jul 8th, 2010 @ 11:21 pm
 
Aston Martin officially took the wraps off its updated 2011 DB9 a little over a week ago, but now the iconic automaker has revealed new details and pricing for the U.S. market.

Although the changes to the 2011 DB9 may be relatively slight in nature, the refresh marks the DB9's first serious upgrade since launching in 2003.

Styling changes include a new front bumper, bright finish radiator grille and a re-shaped lower intake featuring bright hexagonal mesh, new headlight surrounds, re-styled sills, silver brake calipers and clear rear taillights. New 20-inch diamond turned wheels are also on tap for 2011.

Underneath that new body work the DB9 features Aston Martin's new Adaptive Damping System, which promises to improve both ride and handling. Other technical changes include a new tire pressure monitoring system, a revised Bluetooth system and a new high-end Bang & Olufsen sound system.

No changes were made underhood, with customers able to choose from a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

The 2011 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Volante have already begun production and will hit dealers in July for the U.K., with the DB9 Coupe starting at £122,445, and the Volante convertible listing from £131,445.

Across the pond, Americans can expect the latest DB9s to begin arriving the third quarter, 2010, with pricing starting at $187,615 for the Coupe, and $201,115 for the Volante.