Gaydon, england, 19. September 2012 -aston martin unveils the new DB9. The sports GT replaces the virage. The customer has the choice between the closed version and the convertible called volante. Aston martin CEO dr. Ulrich bez says of the presentation: "the DB9 is the backbone of our sports car range. Our team at gaydon has worked hard for many months to develop key features of this sports GT. I believe the result is outstanding."
Clearly an aston
The design of the DB9 continues the line of the virage. An additional spoiler lip at the rear is intended to provide improved aerodynamics. The visually low center of gravity and the remarkable width of 2.06 meters are striking. A coarse, aston martin-typical radiator grille with five horizontal ribs and bi-xenon headlights dominate the front view. A classic design feature on the side is the elongated trim, which for the first time incorporates LED turn signals. The DB9 is mounted on 20-inch rims, which are available in various designs. Those who pay even more attention to weight can order an optional carbon package. It includes the front spoiler, rear diffuser, mirrors and dark exhaust pipes.
Twin cylinder with 517 hp
The heart of the new DB9 is a V12 engine with a displacement of 5.9 liters. It produces 517 hp and offers a maximum torque of 620 nm. These data are enough to get the noble briton from zero to 100 km in 4.6 seconds. The drive does not end until 295 km. Shifted via a six-speed automatic transmission. Key features of the new engine include a new cylinder head, dual-variable valve timing, upgraded throttle bodies, a more powerful fuel pump, a revised intake roar and freshened combustion chambers.
Hidden behind the rims is a floating high-performance braking system made from a carbon-ceramic mix. Compared with conventional steel brakes, these save around twelve kilograms of weight. New is the optimized adaptive steam system (ADS). It offers the rider a choice of three riding modes: normal, sport and track.
Cut glass buttons
In the interior, the DB9’s claim to luxury becomes clear. The leather interior draws attention to itself with so-called piping. These are narrow leather strips, which are processed in contrasting colors between two leather parts. The interior buttons are made of polished glass. The 2+2-seater is also optionally available as a pure two-seater with lightweight seats. This saves 17 kilograms of weight and offers the driver more lateral support. A carbon package is also available as an option for the interior, replacing the center console, shift paddles and door handles with the lightweight versions. The headliner can also be trimmed in leather as an option.
Sales launch in october 2012
The aston martin DB9 is available from october 2012 as a coupe and as an open volante version. The base price for the DB9 in germany is 174.994 euro for the coupe and 189.995 euros for the convertible version. Standard equipment includes a full leather interior, electrically adjustable sports seats, satellite navigation, automatic climate control and an on-board computer.