2013 Aston Martin DB9 has just been revealed in full details, showing significant developments affecting styling inside and out, plus core changes. Having the classic Aston Martin GT silhouette as its base, the new model has additionally emphasized rear boot "flip", which improves the aerodynamics of the car.

The exterior of the DB9 has powerful but still elegant stance. The new Aston Martin sits low and wide. The inherent width is accentuated by the "light catcher" feature which runs from the lower front bumper and continues along the sill.

Bi-xenon headlamps are another highlight here. In addition there is also a large lower front grille which directs the air into the standard Carbon Ceramic Braking system. It also features five horizontal vanes which are chamfered to create an aerofoil profile. Integrated side strake and LED side-repeaters are also visible in the design.

The interior of the model is more luxurious than ever. A lot of attention to the detail has been paid here. For instance, DB9 comes with unique leather welt feature. Great craftsmanship can be seen in the jewel-like glass switchgear as well, which is utilized throughout the interior.

Additional interior option is the lightweight seats. These are available when the 2+0 seating option is chosen and use a state-of-the-art carbon fibre and Kevlar® composite structure. They save 17 kg per car and offer occupants more support at the shoulders.

More importantly, here is featured for the first time the new generation AM11 V12 engine. It has effortless torque of up to 620 Nm (458 lb-ft) and peak power of 517 hp (380 kW). Key features of the AM11 unit include a revised block and new head including dual variable valve timing, enlarged throttle bodies, uprated fuel pump, revised intake manifold and machined combustion chambers.

Furthermore, the DB9 boasts a number of important enhancements. The braking system for instance, now utilizes Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) discs and Brembo calipers. The new carbon brakes provide the confidence and reassurance of reduced brake fade when pressing the car to its sports capability.

In particular, the CCM consists of a compound of carbon fibre which is impregnated with silicon, injected into a mould and baked at ultra-high temperature. The resulting material is not only much tougher than conventional cast iron discs but also dissipates heat faster and provides reduced fading.

The brake rotors, mounted onto the bespoke disc bells, utilize "floating disc" system. This allows the discs to flex relative to their mountings thereby making them less prone to "judder". In addition, here is featured also next generation Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes.

All the luxury equipment that one can wish comes as a standard here. Such are the automatic headlights, uutomatic windscreen wipers, arch-filling 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.

There are also optional choices such as reversing camera, two Carbon Packs -one exterior and one interior. The exterior pack comprises of carbon fibre front splitter and rear diffuser, carbon fibre mirror arms and caps and dark tailpipes with a graphitic finish. On the other hand the interior one offers a carbon fibre upper facia, carbon fibre gear selector paddles and carbon fibre door pulls.

2013 Aston Martin DB9 is available to order now worldwide. The first examples will make their debut in Europe in October. Starting process begin at $185 400.

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2013 Aston Martin DB9 Specification:


  • 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


  • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 5,935cc, V12
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves

Max power: 510 bhp (517 PS) at 6,500 rpm Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.6 seconds Max speed: 295 km/h (183 mph)


  • Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2' six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited slip differential
  • Final drive ratio 3.46:1

Wheels & 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


Length: 4720mm(inc. front number plate plinth) Wheelbase: 2740mm
Width: 2061mm(inc. mirrors) Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres (17.15 Imp.galls, 20.6 US galls)
Height: 1282mm Weight: 1785 kg


  • Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
  • Column tilt and reach adjustment


  • Front: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc callipers
  • Rear: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc callipers
  • Grey painted brake callipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction control (TC)


  • Three Stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
  • Front: independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
  • Rear: independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers


  • 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 preparation1
  • Satellite navigation1,2
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) 1
  • Satellite radio system (USA only) 1
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system1
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
  • Glass ECU
  • Tracking device1,3 (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®,4connector
  • USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
  • 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket


  • 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 calliper 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 mirror1
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener 1
  • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
  • Satellite radio system (Canada only) (excludes subscription)1
  • Tracking device (UK category five)1,3
  • First-aid kit
  • Trinket tray
  • Satellite radio system1
  • 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)

Source: Aston Martin