2012 Aston Martin DB9  -  $193,730


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $193,730
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,115
Options: $1,700
Trim: 2dr Cpe Auto
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 15 | City: 13 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Auto
Transmission: 6-speed Touchtronic automatic transmission w/electronic shift-by-wire control system, manual mode & paddle shifters
Engine: 5.9L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine

Pros

Rip-roaring V12; good ride and sophisticated suspension; nicely executed Volante convertible; handsome looks and exotic appeal


Model Highlights

The DB9 remains offered in coupe and convertible (Volante) forms. With the Volante, a little trunk space is sacrificed and refinement for a well-insulated soft top that can tuck itself away in about 17 seconds.

In either case, the DB9's 470-horsepower, 5.9L V12 engine does not disappoint--both in its power and its soundtrack. The engine produces up to 443 pound-feet of torque and is hooked up to a 6-speed automatic transmission which includes a limited-slip differential. Aston Martin claims a top speed of 190 mph, and a 0-60-mph time of 4.6 seconds.

The DB9 manages to have both a forgiving, smooth and surprisingly comfortable ride, thanks to an adaptive damping system (with a separate performance-oriented Sport Mode) and specially tuned suspension bushings, in addition to the aluminum double-wishbone suspension layout in front and in back. Z-rated performance tires on 19-inch wheels are standard and a speed-sensitive hydraulic power-steering system provides confidence whether in the parking garage or at triple-digit speeds. Strong stopping power is included on all DB9s, with ventilated discs on all four wheels plus 4-piston calipers.

The cabin is trimmed in hand-stitched leather and real wood, while the center console itself is made out of zinc. A new Bang & Olufsen sound system is available and Bluetooth connectivity is included.

Other interior appointments include satellite radio, a hard-disk-based navigation system, heated seats, rear parking sensors and automatic climate control. The Volante model includes an automatically deployable roll-bar system for rollover protection.

Customization is a key part of ownership for cars such as the DB9. A wide range of interior wood trims are offered, including mahogany, bamboo and Tamo Ash woodgrains or Piano Black or bright-finish schemes. There are also showier graphite-finish wheels on offer.


Model News

The Aston Martin DB9 got a significant refresh for 2009, with more power, revised styling and a bolstered feature list. For 2012 the DB9 is no longer offered with a manual transmission. The navigation system has been redesigned with a Garmin system and the windshield wipers now incorporate a blade beam design.


Value Writeup

The Aston Martin DB9 is a relatively rare sight and that rarity, as well as its steeper price, makes it a step more exotic than a Mercedes-Benz SL or the Audi R8 and in the same realm as the Lamborghini Gallardo and the Ferrari California.

With an emphasis on well-rounded performance plus long-distance travel potential, it's more an exotic grand-tourer than an all-out sports car.

But as with most exotic cars, it's probably the sexy shape that counts most, followed closely by a sporty, exotic powertrain--and for that, the DB9's 470-horsepower, V12 also counts. Compared to a number of other edgy supercars, the DB9 offers a little more comfort--thanks to sophistication and fine-tuning, not outright softness.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2

EPA Classification
Minicompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
274.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
422.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V12

Displacement
5.9L/362

Fuel System
Electonic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
470 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
78.0 ft³

Wheelbase
108.1 in

Length, Overall
185.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.8 in

Height, Overall
50.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.5 in

Trunk Volume
5.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4090 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
100,000

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
10

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V228000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 29, 2013

Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
689

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.

Consequence
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.

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.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

5.9L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine

Visteon engine management system w/misfire detection

6-speed Touchtronic automatic transmission w/electronic shift-by-wire control system, manual mode & paddle shifters

Carbon fiber driveshaft w/alloy torque tube

Limited slip differential

Rear wheel drive

Battery disconnect switch

Battery conditioner

4-wheel double wishbone independent suspension w/coil springs & aluminum dampers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Pwr speed sensitive rack-&-pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes -inc: radially mounted 4-piston monobloc calipers

Silver brake calipers

Stainless steel exhaust w/active by-pass valves

19" 20-spoke diamond turned alloy wheels w/silver finish

P235/40ZR19 front/P275/35ZR19 rear performance tires

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Bright finish grille

Projector beam xenon (HID) headlights w/pwr wash

LED taillights

Body-color heated pwr folding side mirrors w/memory feature

Swan-wing doors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Aston Martin 700W AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer -inc: WMA/MP3 capability, Dolby Pro Logic II, aux input jack

Integrated iPod connecter & USB cable

Satellite radio

Bluetooth hands-free phone system

10-way pwr heated sport bucket seats -inc: adjustable lumbar support, 3-position memory

Rear fixed bucket seats

Full-grain leather seat trim

Walnut fascia trim w/iridium silver center console, graphite inner finish

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic steering column w/steering wheel mounted audio & iPod controls

Aluminum-faced organic electroluminescent instrumentation -inc: trip computer, analog clock

Glass, polished stainless steel & polycarbonate emotion control unit (ECU) engine starting system

Front floor mats

Satellite navigation system w/hard drive

Pwr door locks w/remote keyless entry

Pwr windows

Cruise control

Remote control trunk release

Air conditioning w/automatic climate control system

Rear window defogger

Anti-theft alarm system w/immobilizer -inc: rolling code electronic ignition key, parametric sensors, double locking doors

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/integrated garage door opener

LED map lights

Driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors

Walnut wood & leather interior trim

Trunk mounted umbrella w/holder

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brakeforce distribution & brake assist

Dynamic stability control

Traction control

Side impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Driver & front passenger front airbags

Front seat-mounted side impact airbags

Rear park assist sensors

Front parking sensors

Tire pressure monitor system

Seat belt pretensioners

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,700

 
STRATUS WHITE
$0

 
SILVER BLONDE
$0

 
QUANTUM SILVER
$0

 
STORM BLACK
$0

 
MARRON BLACK
$0

 
MAGMA RED
$0

 
FIRE RED
$0

 
MADAGASCAR ORANGE
$0

 
SUNBURST YELLOW
$0

 
APPLETREE GREEN
$0

 
VIRIDIAN GREEN
$0

 
MARIANA BLUE
$0

 
MIDNIGHT BLUE
$0

 
COBALT BLUE
$0

 
HARDLY GREEN
$0

 
LIGHTNING SILVER
$0

 
MORNING FROST WHITE
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER
$0

 
HAMMERHEAD SILVER
$0

 
METEORITE SILVER
$0

 
ONYX BLACK
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
CONTEMPORARY COLOR
$1,020

 
SPECIAL COLOR
$5,380

 
ASTON MARTIN SPECIAL COLOR
$5,380

 
PREVIOUS ASTON MARTIN COLOR
$3,785

 
DBS SPECIAL COLORS
$2,270

 
OTHER MANUFACTURER COLOR
$3,785

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE
$8,330

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
AURORA BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BALTIC BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FALCON GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHAINMAIL GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLUE HAZE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SPECTRAL BLUE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PHANTOM GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BITTER CHOCOLATE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK MOCHA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SANDSTORM, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
MOON SHADOW, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CREAM TRUFFLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EIFEL GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARLIAMENT GREEN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
MADAGASCAR ORANGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
KESTREL TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAHARA TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TUSCAN TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHESTNUT TAN, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IRON ORE RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DEEP PURPLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SPICY RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHANCELLOR RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LORDS RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CONTEMPORARY LEATHER COLOR
$1,020

 
MATCH TO SAMPLE LEATHER SEATING COLOR
$5,380

 
MAGNUM SILVER MESH PACK
$750

 
ALTERNATIVE COLOR BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,020

 
19" 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED FORGED ALLOY WHEELS W/SILVER FINISH
$3,190

 
19" 10-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED FORGED ALLOY WHEELS W/GRAPHITE FINISH
$3,190

 
19" 20-SPOKE DIAMOND TURNED ALLOY WHEELS W/GRAPHITE FINISH
$3,785

 
FRONT WHEELS STONE GUARDS
$295

 
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOSOUND AUDIO SYSTEM
$8,330

 
INDENTED LEATHER SEAT INSERTS
$570

 
CONTRAST STITCHING
$570

 
CONTEMPORARY CARPET COLOR
$1,020

 
COLOR-KEYED STEERING WHEEL TRIM
$450

 
BLACK ALCANTARA-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL
$450

 
SECONDARY GLASS KEY
$750

 
LEATHER ECU POUCH
$73

 
CONTRAST CARPET BINDING
$570

 
PREMIUM ALARM SYSTEM
$450

 
CONTEMPORARY HEADLINER COLOR
$1,020

 
PIANO BLACK FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
BAMBOO FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
TAMO ASH FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
MAHOGANY FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
NEXUS ALLOY FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
DOUBLE APEX FASCIA TRIM
$1,020

 
SMOKERS KIT
$570

 
FIRST AID KIT
$145

 
PERSONALIZED SILL PLAQUES
$450

 
MATCHING WOOD DOOR TRIM
$1,020

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