Aston Martin has made enhancements its iconic Sports GT car, the DB9. The new DB9 features new styling, revised engineering and enhanced luxury features. The DB9 combines elements from the outgoing Virage and has streamlined Aston Martin’s GT offering.
Aston Martin DB9 – Specifications and Features
The DB9 is fitted with an updated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine that produces 380kW with a maximum torque figure of 620Nm. The new V12 uses some of the ‘Gen4’ VH architecture hardware technology developed for Aston Martin’s forthcoming Vanquish, but has been tuned to suit the DB9.
The engine features a revised block, new head including dual variable valve timing, enlarged throttle bodies, uprated fuel pump, revised intake manifold and machined combustion chambers.
The exterior design of the DB9 is both elegant and assertive. Using a classic Aston Martin GT silhouette as its base, the DB9 features a more pronounced rear boot ‘flip’ that is designed to enhance aerodynamic performance. The DB9 takes on a low and wide stance which is accented by the ‘light catcher’ feature which runs from the lower front bumper, along the sill to create a chiselled, muscular appearance.
The DB9 comes with bi-xenon headlamps and a front grille with five horizontal vanes which are chamfered to create an aerofoil. Aston Martin’s integrated side strake and LED siderepeaters are also included.
The 2013 DB9 features an elegant and luxurious interior. The interior incorporates welt leather first used on the Virage and is designed by Aston Martin’s master craftsmen. Jewel-like glass switchgear is used throughout the interior.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez said: "Aside from the undeniably beautiful exterior styling and now even more luxurious interior, there are many important and impressive engineering changes that demonstrate Aston Martin's renowned ability to create compelling cars in the modern era."
The DB9 is available in either Coupe or Volante body styles and will only be available in certain markets.