DB9 - TECHNICAL Representing world-class engineering from an expert team of technicians, the Aston Martin DB9 is mechanically and structurally supreme. DB9 - TECHNICAL Representing world-class engineering from an expert team of technicians, the Aston Martin DB9 is mechanically and structurally supreme. DB9 - TECHNICAL DB9 Design Technical Multimedia Test Drive Specification Body Two-door Coupe body style with 2+2 seating configuration Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure Aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body Extruded aluminium door side impact beams Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated led side lights and direction indicators Clear led rear lamps Engine All-alloy quad overhead cam 48 valve 5,935cc v12 Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive Fully-catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves Fuel Economy Figures – Urban 13.1 mpg (21.6 l/100 km) – Extra urban 28.3 mpg (10 l/100 km) – Combined 19.8 mpg (14.3 l/100 km) CO2 333 g/km Gas Mileage (North America only) – City 13 mpg – Highway 19 mpg Transmission Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic II’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre prop shaft Limited-slip differential Final drive ratio 3.46:1 Wheels And Tyres 20-inch five-spoke cast alloy silver painted wheels Front wheel: 8.5j x 20-inch Rear wheel: 11j x 20-inch Front Tyre: Pirelli P-Zero 245/35 ZR20 Rear Tyre: Pirelli P-Zero 295/30 ZR20 Tyre repair kit Steering Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock Column tilt and reach adjustment Suspension Three stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with normal, sport and track modes Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, dual-rate coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers Brakes Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers Grey brake calipers Dynamic stability control (DSC) with track mode Anti-lock braking system (ABS) Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) Emergency brake assist (EBA) Traction control Dimensions Length: 4720mm Width: 2061mm (including door mirrors) Height: 1282mm Weight: 1785kg Wheelbase: 2740mm Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres Standard Equipment Full-grain leather interior Walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround Leather sports steering wheel Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags Memory seats & exterior mirrors (three positions) Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags Powerfold exterior heated mirrors Heated front seats (sports seats only) Heated rear screen Automatic temperature control Organic electroluminescent (OEL) displays Trip computer Cruise control Bluetooth® telephone preparation Satellite navigation Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) Satellite radio system (USA only) Front and rear parking sensors Tyre pressure monitoring system Alarm and immobiliser Remote-control central door locking and boot release Glass ECU Tracking device (UK only) Led map-reading lights Boot-mounted umbrella Lamy pen and pen holder 700-watt Aston Martin premium audio system with Dolby® Pro Logic ii® including six-cd autochanger Integrated Apple iPod® connector USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and mpeg (mp3) audio file compatibility 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket Optional Equipment Volante body style 20-inch five-spoke alloy graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish 20-inch ten-spoke alloy liquid silver painted wheels 20-inch ten-spoke alloy silver painted wheels with diamond-turned finish 20-inch ten-spoke alloy graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish 20-inch ten-spoke alloy satin black painted wheels with diamond-turned finish Alternative brake caliper finish – black, red, and yellow Exterior carbon fibre pack (comprising front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror cap, mirror arm and graphitic tailpipe finish) 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) Optional facia trims - Piano Black, Bamboo, Tamo Ash, Mahogany Black Alcantara steering wheel Matching wood door trim (not available with B&O Beosound audio system options) Personalised sill plaques 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen Beosound audio system with Icepower technology Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor) Satellite radio system (Canada only) (excludes subscription) Tracking device (UK category five) First-aid kit Trinket tray Satellite radio system Second glass ECU Rear parking assist camera Interior carbon fibre pack (comprising facia trim, gearshift paddles and door pulls) DB9 logo or Aston Martin wings embroidery on front seat headrests Leather headlining Smokers’ kit Contemporary pack (comprising contemporary paint, contemporary leather, contemporary carpet, leather headlining, contrast stitching) Performance Torque NM Power PS Seconds 0 to 100 kmh 620 Torque NM 517 Power PS 4.6 Seconds 0 to 100 kmh THE MOST POWERFUL DB9 The new DB9 sees the introduction of the new ‘AM11’ V12 engine. Retaining the same 6.0-litre capacity as the previous iteration, but employing a new block and cylinder heads, plus double variable valve timing, enlarged throttle bodies and computer machined combustion chambers, this new engine delivers 510 bhp (517 PS) and 620 Nm (457 lb ft) of torque, improvements of 9% and 3.3% respectively. The result is increased responsiveness and more accessible performance, together with reduced emissions. WORLD CLASS DYNAMICS Tuned to deliver the vast majority of its peak torque below 2000rpm, the DB9’s new V12 is a majestic power unit with an exceptional spread of performance and a rousing soundtrack to match. With a top speed of 183 mph (295 km/h) and the ability to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 4.6 seconds, the DB9 is one of the fastest luxury GT cars in the world, yet thanks to its Touchtronic II automatic transmission it is also one of the easiest and most refined to drive, whether you’re storming a mountain pass or cruising through the heart of the city. INTELLIGENT ENGINEERING Beneath the new DB9’s svelte skin lies the latest evolution of our world-renowned VH architecture. Exceptional strength and structural rigidity are delivered by the central aluminium structure, which is bonded together using aerospace-grade epoxy resin. To this the DB9’s front-mid-mounted V12 engine is attached, which is connected to a rear-mounted transmission via a magnesium torque tube and Carbon-Fibre propshaft. REVOLUTIONARY NEW BRAKES A perfect match for the V12 engine’s increased power are the new Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes, which come as standard. Constructed from a silicon impregnated Carbon-Fibre compound, the discs dissipate heat more effectively for exceptional fade resistance and durability. They also weigh some 12.5 kilograms less than a conventional cast iron braking system. This reduction in rotational and undamped mass brings tangible improvements to the DB9’s ride, handling, and steering feel. MULTI-FACETED PERFORMANCE The best GT car is one that is malleable to the conditions and your mood. Our new three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) is the key to striking this crucial balance, ensuring the DB9 is willing and able to carouse when opportunity or inclination permit, yet perfectly set-up to soothe away the stresses of the day when your destination, and not the journey, is your focus. As such the DB9 is the perfect choice for the driver who demands the duality of comfort and genuine dynamism.