The future of Aston Martin is epitomised by the all-new DB9, a 2
sports car that sets new standards in its class due to
its astonishing combination of agility, V12 power, smoothness,
beautiful design and hand craftsmanship.
Using a radical new aluminum-bonded body frame, the DB9 is one of
the most sophisticated and technically advanced sports cars in the
world. It is powered by the latest version of Aston Martin's
6.0-litre V12, producing 450bhp and a top speed of 186mph. Yet the
DB9 is significant well beyond being a class-leading sports car. It
is the beginning of a new era for Aston Martin. It is the first car
to be hand-made at Aston Martin's new state-of-the-art facility in
Gaydon, Warwickshire, where all future Aston Martin models will be
developed and built.
|| 450 HP@
5935cc (362 cu. in.)
|| 420 lb-ft @
Weight lb (kg)
|| 3769 (1710)
Acceleration 0-62 mph
|| 4.7 sec.
|| 186 mph
|| Rear Wheel
Starting at $145,000
body panels are either aluminum or lightweight composites with
magnesium being used on the steering column and inner door frames.
Even the gear selector paddles are made from magnesium alloy. The
total weight is 1710kgs, extremely light for a V12-powered prestige
2seater sports car with every imaginable luxury feature. This has a
hugely beneficial effect on performance. Top speed of the manual is
186mph and 0-100 km/h (62mph) acceleration takes just 4.9 seconds.
Other technologically radical features include a ZF 'drive-by-wire'
six-speed automatic gearbox that dispenses with a traditional gear
lever. Instead, the drive, park, neutral and reverse controls are
selected by buttons.
Touchtronic manual mode enables the driver to change gear using
paddles mounted behind the steering wheel. The automatic gearchange
has been tuned to provide the perfect balance between super-fast
operation and comfortably smooth shifts.
A conventional six-speed manual gearbox will also be offered.
The agility of the car is boosted by the perfect 50:50 weight
distribution. This has been achieved partly by putting the gearbox
at the rear. A carbon fibre shaft, running in a cast aluminum tube,
delivers torque from the engine to the gearbox. Handling is further
improved by the light aluminum wishbone suspension and aluminum
bodied dampers. The whole DB9 cabin is hand-finished in premium
quality materials giving it a simple and functional feel. Aluminum
is used in the interior, reflecting the most commonly used material
in the structure and body. Even details such as the instrument dials
are made from aluminum. Features include full leather Bridge of Weir
upholstery of the highest quality and a state of the art music
system specially developed for Aston Martin by British sound experts
Sales of the model
started in Spring 2004, replacing the DB7, the most successful Aston
Martin in history.