Aston Martin has revised the DB9 for the 2013 Model Year and it is now available to order in either Coupe or Volante bodies, priced from £131,995, with first cars expected next month.
The Aston Martin DB9 13MY features the new generation AM11 V12 engine, that utilizes some of the ‘Gen4’ VH architecture hardware technology developed for the Vanquish, but has been tuned to suit the character of DB9. The result is 620 Nm of torque with the development of 517 PS, equating to 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph.
The DB9 13MY features an Adaptive Damping System (ADS). This next generation ADS has been enhanced to include three modes: Normal, Sport and Track.
In ‘Normal’ mode, the damping is set to deliver the greatest ride comfort, with the electronically controlled dampers automatically adjusting to provide the optimum settings to suit driver input, speed and the road surface quality. In ‘Sport’ mode, the damping is set-up to be more focused at delivering sharper handling and control during dynamic driving while in the ‘Track’ mode the damping operates within the range of its stiffest settings.
Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brakes are standard utilising Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) discs and callipers. Which not only save weight (a reduction of 12.5 kg over cast iron discs) but reduce brake fade when using the DB9 to its full potential.
Standard equipment includes 20-inch alloys wheels in a variety of designs, full-grain leather interior, leather sports steering wheel, electrically adjustable Sports seats with side airbags, memory seats and exterior mirrors, satellite navigation, automatic temperature control, trip computer and Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays.
Options include a reversing camera, 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower technology, 2+0 Seating (Coupe only), lightweight seats with six-way electrical adjustment (must be ordered in conjunction with 2+0 seating configuration, not available with heated seats feature) and a host of interior and exterior customisation.Published 20 September 2012