2013 Aston Martin DB9 unveiled, price starts at $185,400

Hot on the heels of the new Aston Martin Vanquish, the British brand has dropped the new 2013 DB9 coupe.

“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,”  Aston Martin said in statement. “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.”

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.

On the inside, the 2013 DB9 features the new design language for Aston Martin interiors with stunning leather welt feature first seen on Virage (which has no been dropped).

“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,” said Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez.

Available from launch in either Coupe or Volante body styles, power for the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 comes from the company’s AMV12 engine  making 510-hp and a peak torque of 457 lb-ft (an increase of 40-hp and 14 lb-ft). Mated to a rear mid-mounted Touchtronic 2 6-speed transmission, 0 to 62 mph takes 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 183 mph.

Prices of the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 starts at $185,400 and first deliveries starting from November 2012. The order book is open now.

Hit the jump for the full specs.

Aston Martin 2013 DB9 Specification

Body

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

Engine

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)

Transmission

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

Dimensions

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)

Steering

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

Brakes

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)

Suspension

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

Specification

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

Options

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)

– By: Omar Rana


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