2013 Aston Martin DB9

Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe V12

Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe V12

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2013 Aston Martin DB9
2013 Aston Martin DB9

New For 2013

While last year’s DB9 was a pure grand tourer, Aston Martin is calling the refreshed 2013 model a “Sports GT.” That label is supported by a handful of changes that make the DB9 sportier than ever. With a revised block and a new head, the V-12 engine produces an additional 40 hp and 14 lb-ft while carbon-ceramic brakes are now standard, saving 28 pounds.

Overview

Not as hard edged as a Ferrari or as flamboyant as a Lamborghini; not as plummy as a Bentley or as proletarian as a Jaguar. The DB9 is a wonderful car for the discriminating enthusiast—an athletic grand tourer that’s stylish enough to attract a crowd and fast enough to leave it behind. The 190-mph speedster is powered by a V-12 engine that develops 510 hp and endless bragging rights—unless you’re parked next to Aston’s new Vanquish. That car offers the DB9’s best attributes with a firmer ride and more power. You won’t hear any apologies from the DB9, though. It drives with a dynamic sharpness yet is elegantly refined, masterfully combining luxury, sport, and comfort. With the manual out of the picture, the DB9’s only transmission is a six-speed, paddleshifted automatic. Four buttons at the top of the center console select park, reverse, neutral, or drive and add to the sense of occasion you feel when piloting an Aston. Unfortunately, the gearbox is neither as smooth nor as quick as those found in the best six-figure sports cars. The most memorable aspect of the DB9 is its sleek, flowing sheetmetal, which makes the coupe look as if it had been milled from a block of aluminum. The convertible DB9, known as the Volante, has an incredibly stiff structure; Aston Martin designed its VH architecture for open-top duty from the start, and it shows.

Safety

ABS, front and side air bags, traction and stability control, carbon-ceramic brakes, and a tire-pressure monitoring system are standard.

You'll like:

  • Finesse and speed
  • Stunning Aston style
  • Twelve-cylinder refinement

You won't like:

  • Overshadowed by its siblings
  • Mediocre transmission
  • Cumbersome navigation

Key Competitors For The 2013 Aston Martin DB9

  • Audi R8
  • Bentley Continental GT
  • Ferrari F12berlinetta
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Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe V12
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2013 Aston Martin DB9 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
5.9L V12Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
19 MPG
Horsepower:
510 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
457 ft lb of torque @ 5500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Powertrain
Unlimited miles / 36 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 120 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 24 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Summary
Aston Martin is recalling certain model year DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide vehicles manufactured from May 14, 2012, through April 10, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the throttle pedal arm may break.
Consequences
If the throttle pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the throttle pedal assemblies. The recall began July 19, 2013. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0016.
Potential Units Affected
689
Notes
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Summary
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America (Aston Martin) is recalling certain model year 2008-2014 DB9 and V8 Vantage, 2009-2012 DBS, 2010-2012 Rapide, 2014 Rapide S, 2011-2012 V12 Vantage, 2011-2014 V8 Vantage S and 2012 Virage vehicles. Due to a manufacturing error, the accelerator pedal arm may break.
Consequences
If the accelerator pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assemblies. The recall began on February 11, 2014. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0017. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes recall 13V-228. Any vehicle that has been remedied under the previous recall needs to have the current remedy applied.
Potential Units Affected
5,001
Notes
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
Summary
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America (Aston Martin) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 DB9, V12 Vantage, V8 Vantage, DBS, and Virage vehicles manufactured July 3, 2006, to November 5, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the electronic control module for the driver and front passenger seat heaters may fail, preventing the seat heaters from being able to be turned off.
Consequences
If the electronic control module fails, the seat heater could get hot enough that areas of the seat may overheat and smolder, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.
Remedy
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional module to the circuit that can interrupt the power to the seat heaters in case the electronic control module for the seat heaters fails, free of charge. The recall began in January 2015. Owners may contact Aston Martin Customer Service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-01-0019.
Potential Units Affected
7,256
Notes
Aston Martin Lagonda of North America


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
N/R
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
N/R
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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