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It was an incredible challenge, make a great design even better. It took an extraordinary collaborative effort to achieve. Nearly 50% of all parts and more than 70% of all body panels are new, but it is as timeless and elegant as ever.
The best DB9 yet.
Creating a new, better DB9 was a challenge our designers knew was going to be hard. How to improve on one of the most iconic models in automotive history? We started with a core principle, a principle that ran throughout the early stages of sketches and modelling, the same principle which now defines the New DB9 – timeless elegance.
We took a design we loved, the DB9, a design admired since 2003. With nine years of development in our cutting edge VH architecture we knew we could take this design and create a better, even more beautiful DB9.
ELEGANT IN DESIGN
We created a design with echoes of the classic ‘DB’ model line but with contemporary elegance and a purity of form. Our designers pushed to produce a car that was as close to the sketches as possible and the engineers delivered. Over 70% of all body panels are new – our designers designed the most elegant DB9 ever, our engineers created it.
Every inch of DB9′s form is designed for elegance and balance. The simple beauty of nature guides the design of DB9, with the ‘golden ratio’ setting all proportions. The result is a profile where every line, dimension and proportion works in harmony. Combine this with the near perfect weight distribution, provided by a lower engine placement, and you have a DB9 balanced on sight and in experience.
A MARRIAGE OF ART & SCIENCE
An elegant design wasn’t enough, it had to work with engineering to deliver performance. The New DB9 combines exquisite exterior lines with advanced engineering to make this the most aerodynamic DB9 we’ve ever produced. A pronounced rear boot ‘flip’ and a new bonnet structure mean dynamic airflow is smoother than ever.
MUSCULAR YET SMOOTH
We wanted to make an Aston Martin that was as elegant in motion as it was at rest. Our designers honed specific features to give a low, athletic profile. Take the new light-catcher, running the length of the car it accentuates the width of DB9 and gives a planted look. The more pronounced boot ‘flip’ and large front grille give the New DB9 an assertive look from front and rear.
DEFINED BY DETAIL
Beautifully proportioned from afar, the New DB9 delivers even more up close. Elegance extends into the smallest detail. With features designed with a finesse and craftsmanship, DB9 embodies the attention to detail Aston Martin is renowned for as the finest materials are meticulously crafted both inside and out.
More luxurious, more refined, more elegant – the New DB9 redefines luxury for a timeless Sports Grand Tourer. Stitched by hand, only the finest and most supple Bridge of Weir leather hides clothe the interior. With thousands of distinctive colour combinations available, each DB9 is luxuriously bespoke.
AN ALL NEW ENGINE AM11
The New DB9 is powered by our all-new AM11 engine, the most powerful in DB9′s history. Its 6.0-litre capacity delivers 517 PS, a 0-62 mph time of just 4.6 secs and 620 Nm of torque – a 10% increase on our previous model. AM11 has also been specifically engineered to give an extra 40 Nm of torque between 0 and 4000 rpm, meaning impressive improvements at both high and low engine speeds and additional power at higher revs. Technology integrated from our GT race car programme such as CNC-machined combustion chambers and hollow cam shafts mean AM11 is also as advanced as it is powerful.