2015 Aston Martin DB9 is a breakthrough model for the automaker

2015-04-02 12:20:29
2015 Aston Martin DB9 is a breakthrough model for the automaker
2015 Aston Martin DB9 is a breakthrough model for the automaker

Aston Martin is known for spawning highly powerful high-tech toys that are trailblazing in luxury, speed and unique designing. This season after a long lull in the grand touring segment, the automaker unveiled the 2015 Aston Martin DB9 whose points of attraction are an exclusive plushy styling, a bespoken cabin and a booming 12V motor. With rival cars surpassing the DB9 in power and driving exoticism, it stands apart owing to the ageless lines and its perfectly-tuned cabin. Nevertheless, this is not the flagship model as the outgoing version provided a foundation for the new DB9, now incorporating a more potent motor, refined styling and a considerably freshened interior.    

Under the hood, the DB9 features the most recent model of the automaker’s venerable 5.9-Liter twelve cylinder power unit. Quintessentially a fine-tuned model of the Vanquish engine, the DB9 mill spews out 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. The 0-to-60 mph benchmark is attainable within the medium-four seconds range, lagging behind rival cars in a second. The mill is mated to a 6-speed auto transmission, with smooth shifts, unlike the rugged twin-clutch gearboxes outfitted in rival models. 

The new DB9 still retains the automakers’ versatile and lightweight “intersecting” architecture, with the superstructure being exclusively aluminum. The suspension was upgraded to give better handling, including an active damping feature with comfort, sport and other modes. With the sport mode engaged, the ride is impeccably compliant with additional body roll, a dearth in sport cars. Nevertheless, its overall handling is generously responsive.  

The typical appearance of the outside, from classic proportions, graceful standpoint to a conspicuous facial front, but there are new touches that place it apart from its forefathers. The headlights look much angular and swooping towards the rear, the lower frontal fascia incorporates a supple one-intake design. Sideways, the DB9 is overly aerodynamic, but the profile is analogous to the Aston Martin GT. At the back, the outfitted spoiler perfectly boosts aerodynamics. Designs have also trickled down from the flagship car, for instance the 5-vane grille up front.    

As for the interior, it is tersely a sea of rambling recherché highlighted by supple leatherette, metallic trim and high-grade materials wrapping every surface. The sumptuous dashboard mounted in antecedent models is slightly altered since the debut of the model, but features like the climate control and infotainment are detuned to be user-friendly. A slew of varying leatherette, wood plus carbon fiber choices are available and multifarious color options. The driver’s cockpit is copious as well as the frontal passenger’s seat; however, back seats suit children. 

Iterations of the previous standard equipment continue with leatherette upholstery, 19” alloy wheels, an ultramodern AM, FM, CD audio system with AUX/USB ports, frontal and back parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats, xenon headlights, Bluetooth wireless, navigation system and a cargo-ensconced umbrella. Alternatively, options include a Bang and Olufsen surround-player, a spectrum of exterior and cabin color schemes and trim choices.

Ultimately, the safety features of the DB9 will determine its performance in the market, in this vein, it integrates dual-frontal, and dual sideways and complete-length curtain air bags. These are complemented by traction and stability control system as well as the electronic brakeforce distribution.

Aston Martin models:

Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin DB7
Aston Martin Virage
Aston Martin Rapide S
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin DBS

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