The DB9 isn’t just a luxury car; it’s pretty powerful too, packing 470 hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 443 lb/ft at 5,000 rpm. All this is made possible by the powerful mid-mounted 48-valve 6.0-liter V12 engine with rear wheel drive capability. The DB9 hits the 0-100 km/h run in an impressive 4.6 seconds on a manual/ automatic transmission, clocking top speeds of 306 km/h.
Luxury seems to be the theme around which the DB9 is built. Dual climate control ensures that you enjoy your drive to the maximum no matter the heat or cold outside. A dash-integrated DVD system with MP3 connectivity and the Aston Martin Premium Audio System provide you with the latest in entertainment. Users can also make use of the Apple iPod connector, WAF Windows Media Player and MPEG audio file compatibility.
As for safety, no stone has been left unturned. The DB9 comes equipped with front air bags, front aide air bags, cruise control, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Antilock Brake System, Dynamic Stability Control, traction control and Emergency Brake Assist. The car has also been rigorously tested for safety and handling features.
Whether you choose to get the Coupe or the Volante, users are promised superior luxury and enhanced driving experience. British class is evident from the level of craftsmanship involved in making the DB9. The detailing in the interiors is something else, comprising plenty of leather and cubby holes you can use to store knick knacks. Ground clearance is low which is why the DB9 looks so sporty. You can expect a clean side view with a single swept roofline and a pronounced boot. The long bonnet runs the length of the car’s leading edge, lending it an even longer appearance.
Aluminum has been used extensively for the instrument panels on the interior. The 3D-designed dials are flood-lit making for easy visibility and give the cabin a modern look. What is immediately noticeable is the glass starter button that looks like a gem waiting to be touched.
19-inch alloy wheels in a 10-spoke design transform the DB9 into a sporty luxury sedan. The broad horizontal grille sits beneath the long hood and the Aston Martin logo, ready to lead the way for all other vehicles in its class. The light aluminum chassis aids performance and handling and enhances durability. Halogen projector with power wash headlamps and aluminum side impact beams serve to give this classy car a sporty appearance in a subtle manner.
A Servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering wheel gives drivers of the DB9 total control. Carefully crafted full-grain leather seats provide extra comfort while walnut fascia trims heighten the style. A classy center console in an Iridium Silver frame goes perfectly well with the black leather interior. Incidentally, customers can choose from three types of wood – bamboo, walnut and mahogany, and 20 leather colors provided by Bridge of Weir.
Front parking sensors, bright-finish grille, choice of leather interiors and wood trims, choice of wheel spokes, first-aid kit, smokers’ pack, tracking device, alternative brake caliper finish in black, silver or red.
|Power (PS@rpm)||477PS @6000rpm|
|Torque (Nm@rpm)||600Nm @5000rpm|
|No of Cylinders (cylinder)||4|
|Valves per Cylinder (value)||4|
|Front Suspension||Independent aluminium double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil over aluminium monotube dampers and anti-roll bar|
|Rear Suspension||Independent aluminium double wishbones incorporating anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil over aluminium monotube dampers and anti-roll bar|
|Wheel Size||Front 8.5J x 19â€ť, Rear 9.5J x 19|
|Tyres||Front 235/40 ZR19, Rear 275/35 ZR19|
|Overall Width (mm)||1875|
|Overall Height (mm)||1270|
|Wheel Base (mm)||2745|
|Front Track (mm)||1570|
|Rear Track (mm)||1560|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||1760|
|No of Doors||2|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80|