Jeremy Clarkson takes the Aston Martin DB9 coupe out for a road test in this segment. Video after the jump.

The DB9 comes in two variants; coupé and “Volante” convertible, each with a 6.0 L 450 brake horsepower (335 kW) V12 engine taken from its sister car the V12 Vanquish. The Vanquish engine produces 10 bhp (7 kW) more. In fact, this V12 engine is why Aston Martin did not call the car the DB8, which could suggest that it has only eight cylinders

Jeremy Clarkson takes the Aston Martin DB9 coupe out for a road test in this segment. Video after the jump.

The DB9 comes in two variants; coupé and “Volante” convertible, each with a 6.0 L 450 brake horsepower (335 kW) V12 engine taken from its sister car the V12 Vanquish. The Vanquish engine produces 10 bhp (7 kW) more. In fact, this V12 engine is why Aston Martin did not call the car the DB8, which could suggest that it has only eight cylinders