Published on 28 Jun 2012 by Adriano
Aston Martin has published on his official Facebook page the first image of DB9 1M, a car that the Gaydon-based manufacturer has created to celebrate the recently achieved milestone of one million fans on the popular social networks. Last November, when the one millionth fan clicked on the “Like” button of the Aston Martin page, the brand decided to thank all of its Facebook aficionados allowing them to design a livery for a car of its range that would eventually be made by the technicians of the legendary British manufacturer.
First off, users chose the DB9 - which is probably the most iconic coupe model of the house - as the model which would have undergone the Facebook treatment, and then began to submit combinations of interior and exterior graphics. Among all these entries, Aston Martin chose the final design for the model and turned it into an ctual car, which got unveiled at the headquarters of the house at the presence of some random fans of the brand who are enlisted as ‘followers’ on the social network.
The Aston Martin DB9 1M has a blue livery with white lines that give an idea of fluidity and speed, and matches some other white detail of the car such as the outline of the grille and the air vents of the wheel arches. The Silver Diamond 20″ wheels slightly conceal discs and black calipers of the brakes, while the interior of the car uses Obsidian Black and Spicy Red leather upholstery. The powertrain of the model has been left untouched, still boasting the same 6.0-litre V12 unit of the ‘regular’ DB9, which is credited with an output of 476 hp and 600 Nm of maximum torque. This engine allows the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 306 km/h (190 mph).