New 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Volante Replace Virage in Lineup
This more powerful and aerodynamic 2013 DB9 is equipped with a 510-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine generating 457 lb.-ft. of torque. That, according to Aston Martin, is enough to propel the DB9 to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, and to achieve a top speed of 183 mph.
A new adaptive damping suspension system is standard on the 2013 DB9 models, offering Normal, Sport and Track driving modes. This model also receives standard carbon-ceramic matrix disc brakes, cross-drilled for ventilation and cooled by brake ducts located in the front. Staggered-width 20-inch wheels, featuring Pirelli P Zero performance tires sized 245/35 in front and 295/30 in back, are standard, and Aston Martin provides buyers with a variety of wheel designs and finishes from which to choose.
In order to preserve the DB9's traditional Aston Martin styling and simultaneously meet pedestrian collision regulations, the company has developed a patent-pending solution in which the front mid-mounted V-12 engine resides lower in the car's structure, the grille moves rearward upon impact, and other engineering modifications protect a pedestrian's legs and head.
Inside, the new Aston Martin DB9 features Organic Electroluminescent gauges, glass switches, genuine walnut wood trim, and welted, hand-stitched leather seats. A navigation system, premium sound system, automatic climate control system, and a trunk-mounted umbrella are standard equipment, along with a reversing camera, front and rear park-assist sensors, and a stability control system with Track mode.
Options include a leather headliner, Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, and a variety of finishes and materials for the interior and exterior. Buyers can also opt for a 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound premium audio system.
When the new 2013 Aston Martin DB9 goes on sale, it will carry a $185,400 price tag.