DB9 Coupe
Aston Martin
Aston Martin logo
130,000 CR
Model year: 2005
Performance Index: A 526
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
Advanced Performance
Power: 450 HP (335 kW)
Torque: 420 lb ft (569 N·m)
Weight: 3880 lbs (1759 Kg)
Front: 50%
Displ: 5.9 L
Power/weight: 255 HP per ton

190 kW per ton

It’s a rare car that can walk the tightrope between a classic grand touring experience and state-of-the-art engineering, but the DB9 does just that. It exudes an air of hand-crafted Britishness from every aluminum panel, wood insert, and leather-trimmed surface--and yet under the skin lives a thoroughly modern assembly of extruded aluminum bonded with a high-tech adhesive, a cutting-edge ZF transaxle out back, and a 21st century V12 under the bonnet (as they say in the island nation that spawned the car). The DB9 manages to turn these modern accouterments into a classic GT driving experience, although the performance numbers would make any actual classic Aston blush, as 60 mph comes in a blistering 4.7 seconds. It doesn't hurt that the lines of the car, penned by the legendary designers Ian Callum and Henrik Fisker, are stunningly gorgeous from any angle. The pretty DB9 maintains all of the grace and poise of the headiest Astons of old, with contemporary performance and unparalleled luxury—not a bad combination, all told.

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