Fast-Autos.net


Home - Makes - Aston Martin - 2011 Aston Martin DB9

2011 Aston Martin DB9 Pictures, Specifications, Information

Follow fastautosnet on Twitter

specifications information


General Information
Vehicle Type: 2-door coupe, production car.
Price: $---,---
Miles Per Gallon: --/-- mpg
Drivetrain
Configuration Front Engine/RWD
Engine: V12
Displacement: 5935 cc
Horsepower: 470 bhp @ ---- rpm
Torque: 442 lb-ft @ ---- rpm
Max RPM: ---- rpm
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual/6-Speed Touchtronic
Dimensions
Weight: ---- lbs
Height: --.- in
Length: ---.- in
Width: --.- in
Wheelbase: --.- in
Track: f: --.- / r: --.- in
Performance
0-60 mph: 4.6 sec
0-100 mph: --.- sec
Quarter Mile: --.- sec @ --- mph
Top Speed: 190 mph
Lateral Acceleration: .--g
Braking, 60-0 mph: --- ft
Slalom Speed: --.- mph
Nürburgring Lap Time: --.- minutes
In the most significant programme of upgrades since its world debut in 2003, Aston Martin’s DB9 range has received a complete package of styling, engineering and equipment enhancements.

As the most successful Aston Martin of all-time (an honour it shares with the V8 Vantage) the DB9 has established itself as the definitive grand tourer, thanks to an enduring combination of understated elegance, sporting character and genuine luxury.

For Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin’s Chief Executive, the DB9 remains a very special car: “The DB9 is the quintessential sporting grand tourer and offers an unrivalled combination of driver involvement, character, luxury and refinement. This car combines our unique Aston Martin character with an uncompromised design philosophy, craftsmanship and trademark Aston Martin performance ability.”

This new package of improvements compliments these core qualities perfectly. Subtle styling changes freshen the DB9’s appearance, with a new front bumper, bright finish radiator grille and a re-shaped lower intake featuring bright hexagonal mesh. New headlight bezels, re-styled sills, silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels and clear rear light lenses complete the external revisions.

Under the skin the DB9’s passive damping system has been replaced by a new Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which offers enhanced ride comfort together with sharper handling when switched to Sport mode. The ADS system is offered as standard equipment across the DB9 range, encompassing both Coupe and Volante (convertible). A new tyre pressure monitoring system, a revised Bluetooth microphone system and the addition of a new Double Apex alloy finish trim and Bang & Olufsen hi-fi options broaden the DB9’s specification.

Aston Martin’s Product Development Director, Ian Minards, explains that it is all part of an ongoing commitment to continual improvement: “The DB9 was the first car built at Gaydon adopting the VH architecture. It has evolved every year since, with significant changes including a power upgrade and successive reductions in CO2 emissions. The latest package of improvements goes further than ever, highlighting the DB9’s qualities as a true sporting GT and underlining its role as the backbone car of our range.”

The Aston Martin DB9 is available as either Coupe or Volante (convertible) with rear mid-mounted six-speed manual gearbox as standard or optional ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed automatic transmission. Production of the revised DB9 is already underway, with deliveries commencing in July. Prices start from £122,445 for the DB9 Coupe and £131,445 for the DB9 Volante.

Background

The introduction of the DB9 marked the beginning of Aston Martin’s 21st Century renaissance. The first new model to be built at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and the first to be built around Aston Martin’s rigid, lightweight, bonded aluminium VH architecture; the DB9 was an immediate and unparalleled success, setting a new tone for Aston Martins of the future.

Since its launch in 2003 some 12,500 DB9s have been produced and delivered to customers in 34 countries. This establishes it as the most successful Aston Martin model of all-time (jointly with the V8 Vantage), surpassing total sales of the DB7. Current DB9 production volume is around 1,500 cars per year.

Engineering

Since the DB9’s introduction Aston Martin has demonstrated the versatility of the VH architecture by developing the Vantage, DBS and Rapide model ranges. In the process Aston Martin’s engineers have gained an increasingly detailed understanding of the VH platform, which in turn has led to the constant improvement and evolution of existing established models.

In this latest package of improvements for DB9, hardware changes focus on the chassis, featuring a standard Adaptive Damping System (ADS) which offers a system constantly evaluating the optimum damper condition, similar to that seen on the DBS and Rapide models. Controlled by a button on the centre console, the two-stage adaptive dampers can be switched between their default mode, which is optimised for ride comfort, and a firmer sport mode, which delivers tighter body control and a more responsive feel. Such is the success of the DB9’s new damping system that the DB9 Sport Pack upgrade has now been discontinued. However a Sport design alloy wheel is available as an option.

Performance comes courtesy of Aston Martin’s celebrated 6.0-litre V12 engine, which develops an unchanged 470bhp and 442lb ft of torque. Mated to a choice of six-speed ‘Touchtronic’ paddle-shift automatic or six-speed H-pattern manual transmissions, the DB9 offers an intoxicating blend of effortless pace and sporting character. A top speed of 190mph and the ability to hit 60mph in just 4.6sec seal its credentials as the definitive 2+2 Grand Tourer.

Design

Improving upon what many consider to be one of the most beautiful cars in the world is a delicate exercise. According to Aston Martin’s Director of Design, Marek Reichman, subtlety and fine attention to detail is the key: “The beauty of an Aston Martin comes from harmonious proportions, a ground-hugging stance, taut surfacing and a complete and thorough attention to detail. The DB9 epitomises these qualities; it is beautiful but subtle – not attention seeking.”

At the front a new bumper is the main change, with a re-shaped lower intake featuring hexagonal mesh to compliment the new bright finish radiator grille. New headlamp bezels complete the fresh nose treatment. In profile the DB9’s sill has also been changed, with a more prominent ‘hockey stick’ curve ahead of the rear wheels. Marek Reichman explains: “The DB9 remains one of the world’s most beautiful sports cars and is instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin; the changes we have introduced here modernise the DB9 to keep it at the forefront of automotive design.”

Other changes include silver brake calipers, 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels as standard, together with new design option wheels and a bright finish grille. Clear rear light lenses are also standard. Inside Double Apex alloy finish is now added to the list of options, along with the exceptional BeoSound audio system from Bang & Olufsen.

photos
Image Credits: Aston Martin
09-16 ASTON MARTIN DB9 DBS CRYSTAL KEY FOB KEYLESS ENTRY 7007208 315 REMOT (OeM) picture
09-16 ASTON MARTIN DB9 DBS CRYSTAL KEY FOB KEYLESS ENTRY 7007208 315 REMOT (OeM)
$797.27

Aston Martin DB9/DBS 2 Year Service Kit picture
Aston Martin DB9/DBS 2 Year Service Kit
$449.0

13MY+ Aston Martin DB9 Glass Neutral Switch picture
13MY+ Aston Martin DB9 Glass Neutral Switch
$139.95

ASTON MARTIN DB9 DBS VIRAGE VANTAGE RAPIDE LEFT LED TAIL LIGHT OEM 8D33-13405-AH picture
ASTON MARTIN DB9 DBS VIRAGE VANTAGE RAPIDE LEFT LED TAIL LIGHT OEM 8D33-13405-AH
$500.0

Aston Martin DB9/DBS 2 Year Service Kit picture
Aston Martin DB9/DBS 2 Year Service Kit
$449.0

13MY+ Aston Martin DB9 Glass Reverse Switch picture
13MY+ Aston Martin DB9 Glass Reverse Switch
$139.95

2013,2014,2015 ASTON MARTIN DB9 FRONT BUMPER COVER OEM picture
2013,2014,2015 ASTON MARTIN DB9 FRONT BUMPER COVER OEM
$600.0

Aston Martin DB9 Virage Vantage Rapide Timing Chain OEM NEW 1R12-03-10483 picture
Aston Martin DB9 Virage Vantage Rapide Timing Chain OEM NEW 1R12-03-10483
$129.95

Aston Martin DB9 Indoor Car Cover #701413 picture
Aston Martin DB9 Indoor Car Cover #701413
$535.0

Aston Martin DB9/DBS 1 Year Service Kit picture
Aston Martin DB9/DBS 1 Year Service Kit
$220.0

ASTON MARTIN DB9 FRONT BRAKE PADS 2005-2012  GERMAN MADE 7G43-2D007-AA picture
ASTON MARTIN DB9 FRONT BRAKE PADS 2005-2012 GERMAN MADE 7G43-2D007-AA
$139.0

ASTON MARTIN DB9 FRONT BUMPER 2005 2006 2007 2008 4G43-17D957 OEM picture
ASTON MARTIN DB9 FRONT BUMPER 2005 2006 2007 2008 4G43-17D957 OEM
$629.1


Contact | Copyright Information | Privacy Policy & Terms of Use