Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Volante 2013, most advanced and powerful replacement for Virage

Aston Martin DB9

The Aston Martin DB9 gets a major update to acquire technology and aesthetic features of the new Aston Martin Vanquish, with the added commitment of being in charge of finalizing the production of Aston Martin Virage, only produced for approximately 18 months, with an output just over 1,000 units. The differences between these three models from the more sporty and aggressive, the Vanquish to the most comfortable and stylish of Gran Turismo, the DB9, have shortened in recent years both the Virage was forced to cease production.

The new Aston Martin DB9 2013 aims precisely to maintain the spirit of Gran Turismo and sportsmanship bringing its technology to a new level thanks to the new generation platform IV One VH-77 and the new 5935 cm3 V12 engine that develops 510 hp power at 6,500 rpm and 620 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. His records do not reach the Vanquish, but are more consistent with the latter with a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 295 km / h.

A priori it might seem that the Aston Martin Virage return lived for 18 months with more pain than glory, but the fact is that essentially the DB9 has drawn on the progress of this Gran Turismo presented in 2011.

A full-fledged Gran Turismo bodied 2 +2 seater
Aston Martin DB9We have before us an Aston Martin Virage rejuvenated, that from now on be known as the Aston Martin DB9 and will be available in Coupe and Volante body paths with two doors and 2 +2 seater. Optionally, however, be possible to equip the interior of the two-seater Coupé only lightweight seats with carbon fiber and Kevlar with a total weight saving of 17 kilograms and the resulting increase in cargo space.

Elegance is the key priority for the Aston Martin DB9, but sportsmanship is still present in detail the design of the rear with a profile that serves as an integrated spoiler, a good diffuser or lip under the front grille and wheels 20 “standard with different designs and finishes, from classic black satin and chrome to matte.

Optionally offer two packages that provide carbon fiber even more sportiness to the DB9, the exterior package includes splitter, diffuser and mirrors covered in this material and darkened tailpipes. The interior adds carbon fiber finish of the dashboard, the gear selector and change the steering wheel paddles.

The new chassis VH IV of Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin DB9The improvements to the chassis is the introduction in the Aston Martin DB9 carbo-ceramic brake signed by Brembo, which are not only more effective with a conventional but also are 12.5 kilograms lighter.

The fourth generation of the VH architecture also employs new adaptive suspensions Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with three modes: Normal, Sport and Track. Basically increase or decrease shock stiffness to reduce body roll and improve handling and control in different use conditions, from everyday driving everyday till circuit sessions.

Technology and equipment for comfort in the Aston Martin DB9 2013
Aston Martin DB9Standard equipment for the comfort not to miss this new DB9 2013. Automated systems for lighting and wipers, leather upholstery throughout the cabin and electrically adjustable sports seats with memory for position and door mirror, integrated browser, automatic climate control, trip computer “electroluminescent” varying brightness depending on outdoor lighting.

Among the optional extras will be very interesting elements for a sporty and rear parking camera or sound equipment Bang & Olufsen 1000 watts.

Replacing the DB9 Virage occupies its own territory
Aston Martin DB9The new Aston Martin DB9 is priced at UK £ 131,995, or what is the same, £ 58,000 less than the Aston Martin Vanquish, euros a difference in excess of € 72,000. For its price differential, performance, technology and design, now it seems that the range of sports and GT Aston Martin has a deal with a staggering consistent and reasonable.

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