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2013 Aston Martin DB9

19 Sep , 2012  

With the Aston Martin Virage having been killed off, Aston Martin have styled the new DB9 with the Virage in mind. The new DB9 boasts fresh styling, revised engineering and enhanced luxury. The car is availble to order now, if you have a spare £132,000 expect delivery in October!

Heres what Aston Martin have to say:

“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.”

Juicy bits from the press release:

  • Coupe or Volante body styles available from launch
  • More pronounced rear boot ‘flip’
  • ‘light catcher’ feature runs from the lower front bumper and continues along the sill of the car creating a chiselled, determined look
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • Standard Carbon Ceramic Braking system from Brembo (398mm diameter at the front, 360mm at the rear)
  • Carbon Ceramic system saves 12.5 kg versus a conventional cast iron system
  • Cross drill floating discs
  • Carbon fibre front splitter available as part of the exterior Carbon Pack
  • Front grille inspired by the Aston Martin One-77 hypercar
  • Zinc bonnet vents
  • LED side-repeaters with integrated side strake that flow into the doors
  • Glass switchgear used throughout the interior
  • Carbon fibre Kevlar® lightweight seats as 2 seater only option, shaving 17kg off the kerb weight
  • New generation AM11 V12 engine, 620Nm of torque and 517PS
  • Revised block and new head including dual variable valve timing
  • Enlarged throttle bodies, uprated fuel pump, revised intake manifold and machined combustion chambers
  • Lowered engine, new bonnet, front bumper construction and grille surround moulding
  • 3 Damping modes: Normal, Sport and Track
  • Automatic headlights, wipers 20 inch alloys, full grain leather interior, leather sports steering wheel, electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags, memory seats and mirrors, sat nav, climate control,  and Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays are all standard kit
  • Optional reversing camera integrated into the rear bootlid
  • Carbon exterior pack comprises carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser, carbon fibre mirror arms and caps and dark tailpipes with a graphitic finish
  • Carbon  interior pack offers a carbon fibre upper facia, carbon fibre gear selector paddles and carbon fibre door pulls
  • Option for either Aston Martin wings or DB9 headrest embroidery
  • Leather headlining is now available as an option on DB9

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