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2007-09-10 10:24
Following the recent unveiling of the super sexy DBS, Aston Martin will now use the Frankfurt Motor Show to unleash two new special edition models.

Both cars are inspired by the company's recent achievements at the Le Mans and Nurburgring endurance races.

The Vantage commemorates the manufacturer's success in the ADAC 24-hour race at Nurburgring with the V8 Vantage production car.

The car features a number of technical improvements that include boosting the 4.3-litre V8's output to 298 kW and 420 Nm (from 283 kW and 410 Nm).

It is also equipped with a new Sports Pack with uprated springs and dampers, a new anti-roll bar (for the Coupe) and lightweight graphite wheels.

Exterior changes include revised side sills, Magnum Silver bonnet and side mesh, clear rear lenses and a choice of three paintwork colours.

Inside the cabin, perforated black leather seats and alloy facia trim are offered. A choice of Sportshift and manual transmissions are also available.

The DB9 LM pays homage to the DBR9's GT1 class victory in the Le Mans 24-hour race. The race car was derived from the production DB9.

This special edition is available in coupe form only with Touchtronic transmission. The DB9 Sports Pack, usually optional, is standard on the LM, which also comes with colour coded alloy wheels.

Cosmetically, DB9 LM is finished in bespoke Sarthe Silver paint, meshes and rear crossbar in Magnum Silver with contrasting red brake calipers. The interior has black leather seats and red facia trim.

Both cars also have numbered plaques highlighting their special status.


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