Aston Martin DB9

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Aston Martin DB9 overview

The Aston Martin DB9 is a grand tourer first shown by Aston Martin at the 2003 Frankfurt Auto Show. Available both as a coupe and a convertible known as the Volante, the DB9 was the successor of the DB7. It was the first model built at Aston Martin's Gaydon facility.

DB9 is the iconic heart of the Aston Martin model range. A Grand Tourer combining an intoxicating blend of elegance and engineering, refinement and technology. DB9 is also the latest progeny of the most illustrious automotive bloodline in the world. Available in both Coupe and Volante format DB9 can also be enjoyed in unique Carbon Edition specification.

The DB9, designed by Henrik Fisker, is made largely of aluminium. The chassis is the VH platform, also found in the Aston Martin DBS. The engine, on the other hand, is the 6.0L V12 from the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. It has a top speed of 295 km/h (183 mph) and a 0 to 97 km/h (60 mph) time of 4.1 seconds.

The DB9 is the first model to be built at Aston Martin's Gaydon facility in Warwickshire, England. In a 2007 interview, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez stated that, though Aston Martin was traditionally a maker of more exclusive automobiles, he believed Aston Martin needed to be more visible and build more cars. At launch, Aston Martin planned to build between 1,400 and 1,500 DB9s per year.

The DB9 was facelifted July 2008. This facelift was mainly the increase in engine power, to 350 kW (476 hp) and a redesigned center console. Externally, the DB9 remained virtually unchanged. More info and specs about DB9 you can see in next review.

Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin DB9 Specifications

General information
Body type: cabriolet/coupe
Seats: 4
Door Number: 2
Length, mm: 4697
Width, mm: 1875
Height, mm: 1318
Tire 235/40 ZR19 / 275/35 ZR 19
The engine and fuel Aston Martin DB9
Type of motor gasoline, V12
Displacement: 5935ccm
Power: 450hp @6000rpm
Torque: 420Nm @5000rpm

Other characteristics:
The drive to the rear wheels
Top speed in km / h: 300
Acceleration: 100 km / h in 4.9s
Wheelbase, mm: 1710
Track wheels in front: 1568 mm
Track wheels at the rear: 1562 mm
Fuel tank, L 85

Engine and fuel
Location front longitudinal engine
Fuel Gasoline
Valves per cylinder: 4

Other characteristics
Suspension front independent, double levers
Independent rear suspension, double levers
Front disc brakes, ventilated, perforated
Rear disc brakes, ventilated

Aston Martin DB9

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