2013 Aston Martin DB9 gets significant performance enhancements
Aston Martin has just released details on the 2013 DB9 and the supercar gets a number of significant performance enhancements. The sports car has remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 2004 and gets a significant bump in horsepower from the previous model. It also gets some exterior styling changes to give it better aerodynamic performance. Underneath, the chassis has been upgraded with greater stopping ability.
The 2013 Aston Martin DB9 sees the introduction of a new generation V12 powerplant. The new engine sees a significant increase in horsepower from 470 to 510 horsepower. The torque increases to 457 lb ft which is a 14 pound increase. The increase is a result of Aston Martin engineers making changes to the block and heads which include dual variable valve timing, enlarged throttle bodies, larger fuel pump, revised intake, and polished combustion chambers.
The DB9 also gets performance upgrades to the braking system. The 2013 sports car now uses as standard, Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) discs and calipers supplied by Brembo. The new brakes will resist fade and heat when pushed to extremes on the track. The discs are cross-drilled for added performance by keeping them clean and cool.
Inside the cockpit of the new DB9, buyers wanting more sport can order optional lightweight seats. These are available when the 2+0 seating option is selected and use a state-of-the-art carbon fiber and Kevlar composite structure. The light-weight seats offer more support at the shoulders for more spirited driving.