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Aston Martin DB9 1M: The Car Designed By Facebook Fans

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2012 Aston Martin DB9 1M

2012 Aston Martin DB9 1M

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Lately, the new trend among automakers is celebrating milestones achieved in social media, in particular, the accumulation of Facebook fans.

Ford recently celebrated its Mustang surpassing four million Facebook fans, something that no other single vehicle has yet to manage.

And before that Ferrari celebrated its 8 millionth Facebook fan with a video of its 458 Italia burning some serious rubber on the steering pad at its Fiorano race track. 

Aston Martin is also no stranger to the world of social media, albeit the automaker was somewhat late to the party as its Facebook page wasn’t established until well into 2009. Nevertheless, Aston Martin has managed to rack up over one million followers since then and to honor the achievement has built a car based on the suggestions of its fans.

Through a series of questions, voters got to play a role in the Aston model selected for the project, its equipment, trim and name, which we previously confirmed was DB9 1M. The special car, which is based on a 2012 DB9, has now made its debut at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England, with a few of the fans that helped design the car present at its unveiling.

Options that appear on the DB9 1M include 20-inch silver diamond-turned wheels, black brake calipers and an Obsidian Black and Spicy Red interior with Piano Black fascia that’s contrasted by bright blue paintwork and white pinstriping. No changes have been made to the drivetrain, which means power still comes from a 6.0-liter V-12 engine rated at 470 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.
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