Get ready, gearheads! The new Aston Martin DB9 is doubling down for a power boost thanks to hand-me-downs from sibling Vanquish. The 2013 DB9 has borrowed some of the engine architecture in order to jump from 470 horses to 510. Hey, what are siblings for?
Aston Martin calls this latest generation of engine the “Gen4 VH architecture.”
• An updated block
• Revised intake manifold
• Uprated fuel pump
• While the 0-62 sprint is 4.6 seconds compared to 4.8, the top speed surprisingly dropped from 186 to 183.
To put the siblings into perspective, the Aston Martin Vanquish packs 565 potent horses with its 5.9-liter V12, which it has generously handed down to the DB9.
2013 Aston Martin DB9
The DB9 details:
• 5.9-liter V12 with 510 horses
• Rear, mid-mounted 6-speed automatic
• Aluminum, magnesium alloy and steel body
• 2+2 configuration
• 20-inch five-spoke cast alloy wheels
• Carbon ceramic discs and calipers from Brembo
• Adaptive damping for the chassis with normal, sport and track modes
• Available carbon package upgrades for both interior (Depending on how fancy you feel).
Aston Martin Vanquish
DB9 product manager Andy Haslam sums it up best: “Taking the best elements of Virage, adding important new upgrades, and combining these with the iconic DB9 nomenclature, we have created a compelling new sports GT that sits proudly at the very heart of the Aston Martin sports car range.”
It looks fantastic anywhere
The next gen DB9 launches in November 2012 in the United States. It will be available in coupe and convertible (Volante) styles with a base tag of $187,515 USD. Or you can just call your friends at Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals and rent an Aston Martin for the weekend! Hey, who needs the expenses and hassles of ownership when there are so many exotic sports cars to try out?
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