2013 Aston Martin DB9

The 2013 Aston Martin DB9 has been launched, and it comes with innovative styling both inside and out. It is being introduced as a replacement for the Virage, which will no longer be manufactured.

The car is available in either Volante (convertible) or Coupe body styles. The DB9 is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter, V12 engine that produces 510 horsepower.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sport Coupe / Volante Est. Market Price: $185,400.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.1 gals (78L) MPG: TBD
Dimensions
Length: 185.8 in. (472 cm) Wheelbase: 107.8 in. (274 cm)
Height: 50.4 in. (128.2 cm) Width: 79.6 in. (202.2 cm)
Curb Weight: 3935 lbs (1785 kg) Maximum Seating: 2+2
Performance
Engine: 48 Valve V12 DOHC Displacement: 6.0 Liter
Horsepower: 510 HP Max RPM: 6500 rpm
Torque: 457 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Touchtronic
0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds Top Speed: 183 mph (295 km/h)

Exterior & Interior

The 2013 DB9 is aimed at the GT luxury market and the features that come with it clearly demonstrate this goal. The car has 20-inch alloy wheels available in a selection of different styles.

Upholstery and the steering wheel are done in leather. The sports seats, fitted with side airbags, are power adjustable and have a memory function. There is a wide selection of optional equipment offered for this Aston Martin. You can opt to have a reversing assist camera fitted; two optional carbon fiber packs are available, one for inside the car and one for the exterior.

The exterior pack includes a rear diffuser and a front splitter, tailpipe covers with graphite finish, and caps and arms for the mirrors. The interior pack comes with an upper fascia, door pulls and selector paddles for the gears.

Braking

The DB9 is fitted as standard with CCM (Carbon Ceramic Matrix) calipers and disks manufactured by Brembo. CCM is made from a mixture of carbon fiber and silicon. This material makes the discs and calipers far stronger than those made from traditional cast iron. It is also considerably lighter than cast iron, reducing the overall weight of the car.

The material conducts heat far more efficiently, giving you a much improved braking performance. Additional cooling of the brakes is achieved by forcing air to the discs via intakes located below the front grille.

Price

The 2013 Aston Martin DB9 does not come cheap. The estimated selling price in the USA is over $185,000.