Aston Martin DB9 (2013)

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    Aston Martin DB9 2013


    nota de prensa, en inglés

    Aston Martin DB9 – the best of British in a Sports GT

        2013 DB9 boasts new styling, revised engineering and enhanced luxury
        Technology includes new generation AM11 V12 engine and elements of ‘Gen4’ VH architecture hardware developed for the forthcoming new Vanquish plus Aston Martin’s latest generation adaptive damping
        More power from updated 6.0-liter V12 engine, increased to 510bhp (from 470bhp) and 457lb.ft of torque (from 443lb.ft)
        Streamlines Aston Martin GT offering, combining the best elements of the outgoing Virage with iconic nomenclature to providing a compelling Sports GT at the heart of the Aston Martin range

    Irvine CA, 19 September 2012 – Aston Martin is today revealing full details of the latest major enhancements to its iconic Sports GT car, the luxurious and potent DB9. Appearing hot on the heels of the new Vanquish Super GT, the introduction of 2013 Model Year DB9 gives the British luxury sports car maker the perfect opportunity to further enrich the appeal of its mainstay in the GT sector, with significant developments affecting styling inside and out, plus key changes under the new DB9’s classically beautiful ‘skin’.

    The styling changes see DB9 adopt an even more lithe, fluid and pure form reminiscent of the outgoing Aston Martin Virage which ceases production with immediate effect. Taking a classic Aston Martin GT silhouette as its base, the new DB9 adds a more pronounced rear boot ‘flip’ to further enhance the aerodynamic performance of the car.

    The exterior design of the DB9 communicates a powerfully assertive yet elegant character. The surfaces display taught lines and subtle muscular forms that point to the underlying power of this renowned Sports GT.

    DB9 sits low and wide, visually ‘planting’ the car on the road, communicating a clearly athletic stance. The car’s inherent width is accentuated by the ‘light catcher’ feature which runs from the lower front bumper and continues along the sill of the car creating a chiselled, determined look.

    Available from launch in either Coupe or Volante body styles, the 2013 DB9 offers a strong breadth of appeal.

    Bi-xenon headlamps provide the car with a clear focus, while subtle feature lines run along and underneath the headlamps, visually widening the car.

    A large lower front grille feeds air into the Carbon Ceramic Braking system – offered as standard equipment – while the front splitter also serves to visually widen the car. For those DB9 buyers in search of an even more sporty appearance there is now a carbon fiber front splitter available as part of the exterior Carbon Pack.

    Look a little closer and the true beauty of the DB9’s details becomes apparent. The front grille, for instance – inspired by the design of Aston Martin’s sold-out One-77 hypercar – features five horizontal vanes which are chamfered to create an aerofoil profile. Meanwhile the bonnet vents are authentic zinc with distinctive vanes. These, along with the new grille and pronounced side strakes, are classic Aston Martin design cues.

    2013 DB9 also features Aston Martin’s integrated side strake and LED siderepeaters. The long strake accentuates the lean, long lines of the DB9’s nose. Once again, Aston Martin’s craftsmanship is clearly demonstrated in the use of metal grilles and clean lines of the polished metal castings.

    At the rear of the car, the DB9’s wide track width and muscular rear haunches clearly communicate the power delivered at the rear wheels.

    Power comes courtesy of the new generation AM11 V12 engine. The new V12 takes some of the ‘Gen4’ VH architecture hardware technology developed for Aston Martin’s forthcoming new super GT, the Vanquish, but has been tuned to suit the character of DB9. The result is an engine with effortless torque of up to 457lb.ft (620 Nm) and peak power of 510bhp (517 PS) – increases of 40bhp and 14lb.ft respectively.

    Key features of the AM11 unit include a revised block and new head including dual variable valve timing, enlarged throttle bodies, uprated fuel pump, revised intake manifold and machined combustion chambers.

    Inside, as out, the revised DB9 becomes yet more elegant and more luxurious. Unmistakably Aston Martin, the Sports GT’s opulently-appointed interior boasts authentic materials and the highest levels of attention to detail.

    The 2013 DB9 comes with a stunning leather welt feature first seen on Virage. Inspired by luxury leather goods, the welts have been designed and developed by Aston Martin’s master craftsmen. Requiring meticulous levels of control to hand stitch, and requiring specially-developed manufacturing facilities, the welts are created by sandwiching a narrow strip of leather between two opposing leather seat panels, and fixed using precise stitching.

    A further demonstration of Aston Martin’s renowned attention to detail and craftsmanship can be seen in the jewel-like glass switchgear used throughout the interior of the revised DB9. Details such as these glass switches clearly demonstrate the luxury sports car maker’s commitment to the use of authentic, high value materials.

    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 2013 DB9 streamlines Aston Martin’s GT offering providing buyers with a very clear and compelling model line-up from which to choose. The DB9 resides at the very heart of this combining the best elements of the outgoing Virage with important new upgrades and iconic DB9 nomenclature. This is complemented by the four-door Rapide sports car and, at the top of the range, the new Vanquish super GT. The 2013 DB9 is available to order now through Aston Martin’s Americas dealerships with prices starting at USD $185,400 and first deliveries starting from November 2012.


    This 2013 DB9 sees the introduction of the new generation AM11 V12 engine. The new V12 takes some of the ‘Gen4’ VH architecture hardware technology developed for Aston Martin’s forthcoming new super GT, the Vanquish, but has been tuned to suit the character of DB9. The result is an engine with effortless torque of up to 457lb.ft (620Nm) and peak power of 510bhp (517PS) – both significantly improved versus the outgoing unit.

    Key features of the AM11 unit include a revised block and new head including dual variable valve timing, enlarged throttle bodies, uprated fuel pump, revised intake manifold and machined combustion chambers. Meanwhile, DB9 achieves compliance with the latest European pedestrian protection regulations and does so in a new way that is without any compromise to the exterior design of the car and does without the need for otherwise surplus deployable

    To accomplish this, Aston Martin’s designers and engineers have worked together to make significant changes to the underbody structure of the car including a lowered engine, new bonnet, front bumper construction and grille surround moulding. Their resulting design is the subject of patent pending applications and enables the grille to move rearwards on impact, whilst the central and outboard chin stiffeners give rigidity to the lower structure and support achievement of the leg impact regulations. Cut-outs on the front wing catwalks contribute to the achievement of the headform regulation.

    This means Aston Martin is able to avoid conventional solutions such as the use of plastic grilles and straightforward nose cone bumpers that stretch up in front of the bonnet. Instead, it has created a clever new and bespoke solution that preserves the unmistakable visual appeal of the VH architecture leading edge bonnet and its extruded aluminium grille.

    Dr Bez said: «The new AM11 V12 engine together with our unique and patent pending solution for enhanced pedestrian protection – these are clear examples of the engineering excellence that continues to make Aston Martin the creator of the most desired and admired luxury sports cars in the world.»

    Chassis – important upgrades all round

    The 2013 DB9 boasts a number of important enhancements over the outgoing car’s already impressive inventory. The braking system, for instance, now uses as standard Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) discs and calipers supplied by acknowledged global brake experts, Brembo.

    While this DB9 offers a refined, comfortable sports GT drive experience, the new carbon brakes provide the confidence and reassurance of reduced brake fade when pressing the car to its sports capability.

    CCM consists of a compound of carbon fibre which is impregnated with silicon, injected into a mould and baked at ultra-high temperature. The resulting material is not only much tougher than conventional cast iron discs but also dissipates heat more rapidly to provide reduced fading.

    The brake rotors, (398mm diameter at the front, 360mm at the rear), are mounted onto the bespoke disc bells using a ‘floating disc’ system. This allows the discs to flex relative to their mountings thereby making them less prone to ‘judder’.

    The discs are cross-drilled to help keep the brake pads clean while also helping to ensure that gases emitted by the pads during braking do not build up between the pad and disc surface. The holes also help to cool the surface of the pads and the discs themselves. Air intakes mounted behind the lower front grille also force feed air into the brake discs to aid cooling.

    Saving around 27.5lb versus a conventional cast iron system the DB9’s CCM brakes not only reduce overall vehicle weight but also mean that a better balance between ride comfort and handling can be struck. The lower rotational mass also gives improved acceleration, braking and steering feel.

    The luxury sports car also boasts Aston Martin’s ‘Gen4’ VH architecture version of the brand’s Adaptive Damping System (ADS). This next generation ADS has been enhanced to include three modes: Normal, Sport and Track.

    In ‘Normal’ mode, the damping is set to deliver the greatest ride comfort, with the electronically controlled dampers automatically adjusting to provide the optimum settings to suit driver input, speed and the road surface quality. In ‘Sport’ mode, the damping is set-up to be more focused at delivering sharper handling and control during dynamic driving while in the ‘Track’ mode the damping operates within the range of its stiffest settings.

    The different damping modes available help appreciably broaden DB9’s character, adapting its set-up to suit the driver’s requirements in different contexts. It can be a comfortable and compliant GT car in Normal mode as well as being a firm and direct sports car in Sport setting and offering highly precise flat cornering in Track mode.

    Equipment – luxury comes as standard

    As befits a luxury GT in this class the 2013 DB9 features convenience items such as automatic headlights, now operated by a new master switch unit control panel located on the lower instrument panel beneath the driver’s side air-vent.

    Automatic windscreen wipers are also a standard-fit feature, with their operation triggered by a rain sensor built into the header pod in front of the rear-view mirror. Arch-filling 20-inch alloys wheels in a variety of designs, full-grain leather interior, leather sports steering wheel, electrically adjustable Sports seats with side airbags, memory seats and exterior mirrors, satellite navigation, automatic temperature control, trip computer and Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays – the DB9’s list of standard equipment is suitably generous while buyers keen to further enhance the luxury look and feel of their Aston Martin sports car can select from an extensive range of optional equipment features.

    The 2013 DB9 features the reversing camera currently available on the Rapide fourdoor sports car and forthcoming Vanquish super GT as standard equipment. The camera is integrated into the rear boot lid above the number plate, with the image visible on the LCD screen folding out of the centre stack. The reversing camera is activated when reverse gear is selected and is deactivated once the car is driving forwards at more than 5mph.

    Meanwhile there are two Carbon Packs introduced on DB9 13MY – one exterior and one interior – to offer further personalisation possibilities. All of the carbon fiber has a 2 x 2 twill design that is finished with a clear lacquer. The exterior pack comprises carbon fiber front splitter and rear diffuser, carbon fiber mirror arms and caps and dark tailpipes with a graphitic finish. The interior pack offers a carbon fiber upper facia, carbon fiber gear selector paddles and carbon fiber door pulls.

    Buyers can opt for either Aston Martin wings or DB9 headrest embroidery. The DB9 embroidery design has been refreshed and also has a new stitch pattern on 2013 cars.

    Finally, a leather headlining is now available as an option on DB9. The large central panel of the headlining can be finished in leather, while the cant rail trim and header trim remain Alcantara-coloured.

    Summarising the significantly enhanced appeal of the 2013 DB9, product manager Andy Haslam said: «DB9 has, rightly, been positioned at the hub of our GT segment offerings for some years now.

    «The introduction of this significantly enhanced 2013 car means Aston Martin buyers have a very clear and compelling model line-up from which to choose. «Taking the best elements of Virage, adding important new upgrades and combining these with the iconic DB9 nomenclature we have created a compelling new Sports GT that sits proudly at the very heart of the Aston Martin sports car range. «With the exceptional new Vanquish super GT occupying the top of the range, there is now a clear and logical step from DB9.»

    Aston Martin 2013 DB9 Specification


    Two-door coupe body style with 2+2 seating configuration
    Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
    Aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body
    Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
    Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
    Clear LED rear lamps


    All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 5,935cc, V12
    Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
    Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
    Max power: 510 bhp (517 PS) at 6,500 rpm
    Max torque: 457 lb ft (620 Nm) at 5,500 rpm
    Acceleration: 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds
    Max speed: 183 mph (295 km/h)


    Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by wire control system
    Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
    Limited slip differential
    Final drive ratio 3.46:1
    Wheels & Tyres
    20-inch five-spoke cast alloy silver painted wheels
    Front wheel: 8.5J x 20-inch
    Rear wheel: 11J x 20-inch
    Front tyre: Pirelli P Zero 245/35 ZR20
    Rear tyre: Pirelli P Zero 295/30 ZR20
    Tyre repair kit


    Length: 4720mm (inc. front number plate plinth)
    Wheelbase: 2740mm
    Width: 2061mm (inc. mirrors)
    Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres (17.15 Imp.galls, 20.6 US galls)
    Height: 1282mm Weight: 3935 lb (1785 kg)


    Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
    Column tilt and reach adjustment


    Front: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
    Rear: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
    Grey painted brake calipers
    Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
    Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    Traction control (TC)


    Three Stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
    Front: independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
    Rear: independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers


    Full-grain leather interior
    Walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround
    Leather sports steering wheel
    Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags
    Memory seats & exterior mirrors (three positions)
    Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags
    Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
    Heated front seats (sports seats only)
    Heated rear screen
    Automatic temperature control
    Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
    Trip computer
    Cruise control
    Bluetooth® telephone preparation1
    Satellite navigation1,2
    Rear Parking Assist Camera
    Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
    Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) 1
    Satellite radio system (USA only) 1
    Front and rear parking sensors
    Tyre pressure monitoring system1
    Alarm and immobiliser
    Remote-control central door locking and boot release
    Glass ECU
    LED map-reading lights
    Boot-mounted umbrella
    Lamy pen and pen holder
    700-watt Aston Martin Premium audio system with Dolby® Pro Logic II® including six-CD autochanger
    Integrated Apple iPod®,3 connector
    USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
    3.5 mm auxiliary input socket


    Volante body style
    20-inch five-spoke alloy graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
    20-inch ten-spoke alloy Liquid Silver painted wheels
    20-inch ten-spoke alloy silver painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
    20-inch ten-spoke alloy graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
    20-inch ten-spoke alloy Satin Black painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
    Alternative brake caliper finish – black, red, and yellow
    Exterior Carbon Fibre Pack (comprising front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror cap, mirror arm and graphitic tailpipe finish)
    2+0 Seating (Coupe only)
    Optional facia trims – Piano Black, bamboo, tamo ash, mahogany
    Black Alcantara Steering Wheel
    Matching wood door trim (not available with B&O BeoSound audio system options)
    Personalised sill plaques
    1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower technology
    Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
    Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener 1
    Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
    Satellite radio system (Canada only) (excludes subscription)1
    First-aid kit
    Trinket tray
    Satellite radio system1
    Second Glass ECU
    Interior Carbon Fibre Pack (comprising facia trim, gearshift paddles and door pulls)
    DB9 logo or Aston Martin wings embroidery on front seat headrests
    Leather headlining
    Smokers’ kit
    Contemporary Pack (comprising contemporary paint, contemporary leather, contemporary carpet, leather headlining, contrast stitching)

    1 Not available in all markets
    2 Includes Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) in Continental Europe
    3 iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries


    Me sigue resultando arrebatadoramente bello, pero el coche ya tiene una decada sobre sus espaldas (y el V8 9 años) Entre eso y que esteticamente AM no ha variado nada su linea de diseño hasta hoy, huelen a rancio ya.


    Versión [b]GT[/b]
    6.0 V12 con 547cv y 620Nm de par
    0-100 km/h: 4.5 seg
    Vel. Max: 295 km/h


    Nota de prensa, en inglés
    [b]– New GT model showcases the very best of DB9
    – Most powerful DB9 to date with 547 PS from 6.0-litre V12 engine
    – Colour, trim and equipment additions for Vantage and Rapide S models [/b]

    24 June, 2015, Gaydon: Aston Martin is today revealing the DB9 GT – the luxury British sports car maker’s most compelling production ‘DB’ to date. Designed to offer the best of what DB9 can be, the new car delivers world-class grand touring and hand-built excellence.

    Claiming the title of the most potent DB9 yet devised, by virtue of its uprated 6.0-litre V12 engine which now boasts 547 PS – the DB9 GT makes its public debut as part of Aston Martin’s impressive presence at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

    The new sports car appears as Aston Martin also unveils a raft of colour, trim and equipment enhancements across its sporty Vantage and luxurious Rapide S model lines.

    Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “The arrival of 16 Model Year (16MY) cars, as well as the addition of the sophisticated DB9 GT, gives us our most compelling sports car line-up to date as we continue to build our strongest ever global offering.”

    [b]DB9 GT – timeless style redefined[/b]

    Since their debut in the early 1950s, the ‘DB’ models offered by Aston Martin have been synonymous with sophisticated grand touring and thrilling sports car performance.

    In the tyre tracks of DB4, DB5, DB6 and DB7, today’s DB9 GT continues that distinguished tradition of luxury, excitement and style with a raft of engineering, equipment and styling developments calculated to make this the very best of what DB9 can be.

    Fundamental to the new model’s unique appeal is its uprated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine, which is capable of generating 547 PS at 6750 rpm, and 620 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm.

    The all-alloy, quad overhead cam, 48-valve 5,935 cc front mid-mounted V12 is mated to the proven rear mid-mounted Touchtronic II six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system. It carries the British luxury sports car maker’s core GT offering from rest to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 183 mph.

    The independent double wishbone suspension all round continues to deliver secure handling while the three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) offers distinct Normal, Sport and Track modes for the broadest possible breadth of dynamic characteristics.

    However power is only part of the story, as the new Aston Martin also includes important and far-reaching equipment changes which underline its position as the best DB9 to date.

    Most notable among the interior equipment updates is the arrival of the AMi II touch-sensitive Aston Martin infotainment system. While AMi debuted on the range-topping Vanquish at its launch, AMi II offers a revised menu structure which makes using the system even more user-friendly.

    Building on the system launched in the Vanquish, the DB9 GT’s AMi II infotainment package sees key improvements made in a number of areas including text message integration, vehicle status information and extended background themes for greater personalisation.

    Offering AM, FM, DAB and SDAR reception (US only), USB ports, Bluetooth audio streaming the system delivers superb connectivity and entertainment simply and easily.

    Ian Minards, Product Development Director at Aston Martin, explained: “Refining the DB9’s already impressive attributes into what we have today in the DB9 GT has been a careful and delicate process.

    “Maintaining the effortlessly refined nature of our core GT sports car, while boosting power and introducing state-of-the-art infotainment systems, has required fine judgements and painstaking engineering.

    “I’m confident the result, in the shape of the DB9 GT, represents the very best of what DB9 can be, and sets the standard for luxury grand tourers in this class.”

    [b]Bespoke luxury as standard[/b]

    Instantly recognised the world over as a timelessly stylish Aston Martin, the core visual characteristics of the DB9 are of course retained in the DB9 GT. Refined styling enhancements inside and out, however, signal that this new car once again leads its class.

    Aside from the subtle GT badges, this new DB9 is identified by black painted splitter and diffuser, revised headlight and tail light treatments and new ten-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels. Black anodised brake calipers and a GT engraving on the aluminium fuel filler cap further distinguish the new model.

    Options, for those who wish to further personalise their car, include carbon fibre tail lamp inserts, side strakes, front splitter and rear diffuser; graphite, diamond-turned ten-spoke alloy wheels and alternative brake caliper colours.

    Inside, the 2+2 seating configuration remains, however the seats now boast ‘GT’ embroidery on the unique fluted leather. An iridium trim pack and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel (Coupe only) further distinguish the new car.

    A broad array of options inside the DB9 GT include various centre console finishes such as Ice Mocha and Copper Cuprum, while other interior options include Duotone leather seats, door inserts and head linings; and a One-77-inspired steering wheel design.

    Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, said: “The purity of form and proportion, together with a lithe powerful, stance, remain at the core of what the DB9 is to look at. With these changes, we have made the DB9 GT yet more stylish, while retaining its unmistakable and globally renowned identity.”

    The DB9 GT is now available to order in markets around the world, priced from £140,000 RRP (UK), €187,000 RRP (Germany), $199,950 RRP (USA).


    Más repetido que el ajo…


    Este diseño (que inauguró el Vanquish de Bond) me sigue pareciendo espectacular.
    Me pasa como con ciertas comidas, deliciosas pero sabes que la siesta va a ser una fiesta, pero te pones como el quico…

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