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Aston Martin DB9

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The Martin DB9 is a grand tourer by Aston Martin in 2004.

The DB9 is the new car to be built at Aston#039;s Gaydon The name DB stems from Brown, the owner of Aston for a significant part of its history. The which was designed by Ian Callum and by his successor, Henrik Fisker, the now-discontinued Aston Martin DB7 by Callum) which started in 1994.

On the British automotive Top Gear it is thought of highly, on the show#039;s Cool Wall where the presenters considered to be too for the wall and it got its own category, DB9 Super Fridge


DB9 comes in two coup#233; and Volante convertible, producing 470 bhp (350 kW; 477 PS) coming a 6.0L V12 engine, originally from its sister car the V12 Vanquish. In this V12 engine is why Aston did not call the car the DB8, which suggest that it has only cylinders.[1] One report states Aston Martin believed this car was such a huge from the Jaguar XJ-S DB7 that it named it DB9 instead of which they thought indicate a gradual evolution.[2] As of production is expected be up to five units a year which is the same as its rivals, in particular the F430 and Porsche 911 Turbo.

This car was designed to ensure Martin#039;s continued survival 21st century in light of its financial troubles. Traditionally a maker of more exclusive CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez assures Aston that production numbers of the new DB9 be slightly higher than models; however, the Aston still retain only a statistical percentage of the high-end car market.[citation needed]

A rear of a DB9 coup#233;.

The car has an artificial neural implemented at the hardware level to engine misfires.[3]

In 2006, Martin introduced a Sports for the DB9, which includes structural stiffness, lighter (480 mm) forged aluminium wheels complete with wheel nuts, 6 mm (0.2 in) ride height, as well as spring and damper rates.

[edit] Performance

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* Power: 350 kW (476 PS; 469 hp) @ rpm[4]

* Torque: 600 N#183;m lb#183;ft) @ 5000 rpm[4]

* 1,760 kg (3,880 lb)[4]

* mph (0#150;97 km/h): 4.6 seconds[4]

* km/h (0#150;62 mph): 4.8

* Top Speed: 306 km/h (190

[edit] Variants

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A DB9 Volante.

The Aston Martin DB9 is the convertible version of the DB9 coupe. It is by hand in limited numbers and has styling. It is powered by the same 5.9 DOHC 48 valve V12 as the DB9 and is completed 450 bhp (331 kW) and a top speed of 186 mph (300 needed] Because it is a convertible it do 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds,[citation needed] of a second slower than the top.

The Volante is taller the hardtop, standing at 51.2 (1,300 mm) compared to 50.1 (1,270 mm). The transmission are either the 6 speed manual or the 6 TipTronic II automatic. The DB9 Volante is driven by Eva Longoria in the television hit Desperate Housewives

[edit] 2008 facelift

In the of 2008, both the coup#233; and were facelifted. The engine was to produce 470 hp (350 kW; 480 PS) (up from and the centre console was adjusted to more closely with the DBS model. It also gained the key and procedure of the DBS, namely, the Control Unit.[citation needed]


In order to commemorate Aston victory at the 2007 24 Hours of Le a special edition of the DB9 was released. as the DB9 LM, the car is limited to only 124 examples. All are and will only be available in a color known as Sarthe named in honor of the Circuit de la where Le Mans is run. The Pack is included, while the calipers are painted red and a chromed grill are added.[5]


The DBR9 which won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Main Aston Martin DBR9 and Martin DBRS9

The DB9 has been for use in sports car racing by Prodrive. the DBR9 was launched prior to the season, running in the ACO and FIA#039;s GT1 It retains the DB9#039;s six litre V12 but has been extensively modified to its weight as well as to improve The DBR9 won in its debut at the 2005 12 of Sebring, and has gone on to take in the American Le Mans Series, Le Series, FIA GT Championship, as well as the 24 of Le Mans.[8]

Along with the DBR9, a variant was also developed. car runs in the GT3 category, mostly for small national championships as as the FIA GT3 European Championship. The DBRS9 uses the standard V12, but is not as tuned as the unit in the DBR9.

modifications are also more

[edit] References

1. ^ Forbes 2008 Aston Martin DB9 Forbes Autos. [link] Autos. Retrieved on 2008-07-05.

2. ^ Martin DB9 Overview. Car Gurus. Retrieved on 2008-07-05.

3. ^ Ford release

4. ^ a b c d e f Aston Martin The Cars – DB9 – (official site). [link] on 2008-07-25.

5. ^ Two more Astons for Frankfurt

6. ^ Aston Returns to Le Mans, news article about racing (viewed 18 June

7. ^ Aston Martin Racing (viewed 18 June, 2006)

8. ^ Aston Martin DBR9 Le Winner

[edit] External

Aston Martin DB9

Sister project Wikimedia has media related to: Aston DB9

* Aston Martin DB9 – Aston Martin webpage

* Aston Martin Used Car

* TopGear video: DB9 vs Train

* Martin DB9 vs. Ferrari F430 vs. GT vs. Lamborghini Gallardo vs. Mercedes-Benz AMG vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet Comparison Tests

* David Engineering – David website the name behind DB 1 9

* Aston Martin DB9 Coup#233;

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