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New 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Volante Replace Virage in Lineup

New 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Volante Replace Virage in Lineup

By Jeff Youngs, September 20, 2012
Starting this November, a redesigned 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and DB9 Volante will be available to U.S. customers, replacing the Virage model and slotting into the automaker's lineup beneath the upcoming Aston Martin Vanquish.

This more powerful and aerodynamic 2013 DB9 is equipped with a 510-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine generating 457 lb.-ft. of torque. That, according to Aston Martin, is enough to propel the DB9 to 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, and to achieve a top speed of 183 mph.

A new adaptive damping suspension system is standard on the 2013 DB9 models, offering Normal, Sport and Track driving modes. This model also receives standard carbon-ceramic matrix disc brakes, cross-drilled for ventilation and cooled by brake ducts located in the front. Staggered-width 20-inch wheels, featuring Pirelli P Zero performance tires sized 245/35 in front and 295/30 in back, are standard, and Aston Martin provides buyers with a variety of wheel designs and finishes from which to choose.

In order to preserve the DB9's traditional Aston Martin styling and simultaneously meet pedestrian collision regulations, the company has developed a patent-pending solution in which the front mid-mounted V-12 engine resides lower in the car's structure, the grille moves rearward upon impact, and other engineering modifications protect a pedestrian's legs and head.

Inside, the new Aston Martin DB9 features Organic Electroluminescent gauges, glass switches, genuine walnut wood trim, and welted, hand-stitched leather seats. A navigation system, premium sound system, automatic climate control system, and a trunk-mounted umbrella are standard equipment, along with a reversing camera, front and rear park-assist sensors, and a stability control system with Track mode.

Options include a leather headliner, Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, and a variety of finishes and materials for the interior and exterior. Buyers can also opt for a 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound premium audio system.

When the new 2013 Aston Martin DB9 goes on sale, it will carry a $185,400 price tag.

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