The DB9's freshened styling includes a new front bumper, shiny new brightwork for the radiator grille and a re-shaped lower intake. Other revisions include new headlight bezels, re-styled sills, silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond-turned alloys and clear rear light lenses.
The innards of the car have also been revised, with the DB9 getting adaptive dampers for the first time. This system, called ADS, also features on the Rapide and was first seen on the DBS (which, considering the similarities between DBS and DB9, does make you wonder why we haven't seen it on the DB9 until now).
Other additions to the car's spec include a new tyre pressure monitoring system, a revised Bluetooth system, new Double Apex alloy finish trim and Bang & Olufsen hi-fi options. The latest DB9 gets no power or performance tweaks, however.
"The DB9 was the first car built at Gaydon adopting the VH architecture," Aston Martin's product development director, Ian Minards. "It has evolved every year since, with significant changes including a power upgrade and successive reductions in CO2emissions."
Production of the revised DB9 is already underway, with deliveries beginning in July. Prices start from £122,445 for the coupe and £131,445 for the Volante.