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Thirteen years after it first appeared, the final examples of Aston Martin’s DB9 have been completed ahead of the new DB11 arrival.

The company tweeted a series of pictures of the cars sitting at the end of the production line at its Gaydon facility.

“Farewell to an icon. The last nine Aston Martin DB9s are now ready for final inspection,” it read.

These last examples of the company’s famous grand tourer have all been finished by Q Division, Aston Martin’s in-house customisation department, and feature badges labelling each as a “last of nine”.

Since it arrived back in 2003, the DB9 has arguably gone on to become one of Aston Martin’s most successful models.

At launch, the DB9 came with a 6.0-litre V12 that produced 438bhp, and could take the car on to a top speed of 186mph.

By contrast, the new DB11 features a 5.2-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 producing 600bhp. It will take the car from 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 200mph.

Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, revealed in a tweet last month that he would personally inspect 1,000 examples of the vehicle.

The DB11 will enter into production next month, with the first customer deliveries expected to arrive just before Christmas. Prices start at £154,000.