Barring minor upgrades, the Aston Martin DB9 has being going strong since its introduction way back in 2004. However, for 2013 the model is getting a significant revamp in its looks, interiors and performance to make it more suited to a new generation of drivers. The new model year DB9 will be offered with the same 6.0-liter V-12 engine that the previous gen versions have come with though the engine comes with revised block and head as well as bigger throttle bodies. The revised powertrain is set to deliver 457 pound-feet of torque and a staggering 510 horsepower thanks to a redesigned intake manifold and an upgraded fuel pump.
Stylistically, the ’13 DB9 would borrow some of the discontinued Virage’s exterior characteristics along with a prominent rear spoiler integrated within the trunklid. The side strakes also come with integrated LED side-repeaters and zinc vents are fitted into the hood. The five horizontal vanes in the 2013 DB9’s grille are derived from the Aston Martin One-77.
Inside the cabin, the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 will be laced with hand-stitched upholstery. Virage influences will once again dominate the interior landscape of the new vehicle with leather welt being liberally used across the cabin. The vehicle will be offered in convertible (Volante) and coupe models with prices starting at $185,400. The models will be available in showrooms in November.
Via: Motor Authority.