Revamped for 2013, the Aston Martin DB9 is a luxury grand tourer super car available in coupe and soft-top convertible body styles. Both body styles are powered by an all new AM11 engine that produces 510 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque, for a 0-62 time of 4.6 seconds and top speed of 183 mph. Rear-wheel drive is paired with a 6-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 13 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. Features include 20-inch wheels, full-grain leather interior, heated seats, satellite radio, front parking sensors, rear parking sensors, boot-mounted umbrella, Dolby® audio system, iPod® connectivity, hands-free phone capability, hard disk drive, and satellite navigation. Safety is comprised of dual-stage front airbags, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), traction control system (TCS), emergency brake assist (EBA), electronic brake distribution (EBD), anti-lock braking system (ABS), and dynamic stability control (DSC). The DB9 is backed by a 3-year/unlimited mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Aston Martin DB9 has been redesigned for 2014. The changes are subtle, but do include a stiffer chassis and new body panels for more than 70 percent of the car, made from bonded and riveted aluminum. The result is a car slightly lighter than the one it replaces. Most noticeably, the front end features a new headlight treatment, lip spoiler, and fender vents. Underhood, the DB9's 6.0L V12 benefits from new cylinder heads, larger throttle bodies and dual variable valve timing, which results in a significant power bump; the engine is now rated at 510 hp and 457 ft-lb of torque. Aston claims a time of 4.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. The 3-stage adaptive damping system has been tweaked, and Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes debut, which are both larger and lighter than equivalent steel brakes. The new DB9 coupe is priced at $183,300, while the open DB9 Volante is available starting at $198,300.
Powerful V12; crisp, positive handling; posh, sophisticated interior; elegant, timeless styling
The redesigned Aston Martin DB9 competes in an elite segment of luxury grand tourers, such as the Bentley GT, Mercedes CL65 AMG and Maserati GranTurismo. With lovely lines, a plush interior of supple leather and performance to spare, the 2013 DB9 delivers the best of this exclusive segment.