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Aston Martin DB9


What does one say about a car that is ‘the chosen one’ for James Bond movies time and again? In this post, we dont want to pretend to ‘review’ the DB9 by the English car maker, as we aren’t hardcore car critics and don’t wish to pose as one either.

In this new section (auto) on DIAF, we merely aim to show you the interiors of cars, a virtual tour of the cars if you will and on occasion, review them from an end consumer’s perspective. On some more fortunate occasions, we hope to get some car enthusiasts on board to test trive the cars and talk about them, in a way that you would expect a car magazine to, for instance.

Back to the DB9. The following video shows you some exterior shots of the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 and some interior shots:

We copied pasted the below from the PRL that we received for the said car. We gotta give you all the specs right?


  • Two-door coupe body style with 2+2 seating configuration
  • Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
  • Aluminium, magnesium alloy and composite body
  • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
  • Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
  • Clear LED rear lamps


  • All-alloy, quad overhead camshaft, 48 valve, 5,935cc, V12
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves

Max power: 510 bhp (517 PS) at 6,500 rpm

Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.6 seconds

Max speed: 295 km/h (183 mph)


  • Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited slip differential
  • Final drive ratio 3.46:1

Wheels & Tyres

  • 20-inch five-spoke cast alloy silver painted wheels
  • Front wheel: 8.5J x 20-inch
  • Rear wheel: 11J x 20-inch
  • Front tyre: Pirelli P Zero 245/35 ZR20
  • Rear tyre: Pirelli P Zero 295/30 ZR20
  • Tyre repair kit




4720mm (inc. front number plate plinth)





2061mm (inc. mirrors)

Fuel tank capacity:

78 litres (17.15 Imp.galls, 20.6 US galls)





1785 kg


  • Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
  • Column tilt and reach adjustment


  • Front: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
  • Rear: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
  • Grey painted brake calipers
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction control (TC)


  • Three Stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
  • Front: independent double wishbones incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
  • Rear: independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers


  • Full-grain leather interior
  • Walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround
  • Leather sports steering wheel
  • Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags
  • Memory seats & exterior mirrors (three positions)
  • Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags
  • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
  • Heated front seats (sports seats only)
  • Heated rear screen
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
  • Trip computer
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth® telephone preparation1
  • Satellite navigation1,2
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) 1
  • Satellite radio system (USA only) 1
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system1
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
  • Glass ECU
  • Tracking device1,3 (UK only)
  • LED map-reading lights
  • Boot-mounted umbrella
  • Lamy pen and pen holder
  • 700-watt Aston Martin Premium audio system with Dolby® Pro Logic II® including six-CD autochanger
  • Integrated Apple iPod®,4 connector
  • USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
  • 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket

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  • Volante body style
  • 20-inch five-spoke alloy graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 20-inch ten-spoke alloy Liquid Silver painted wheels
  • 20-inch ten-spoke alloy silver painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 20-inch ten-spoke alloy graphite painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • 20-inch ten-spoke alloy Satin Black painted wheels with diamond-turned finish
  • Alternative brake caliper finish – black, red, and yellow
  • Exterior Carbon Fibre Pack (comprising front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror cap,  mirror arm and graphitic tailpipe finish)
  • 2+0 Seating (Coupe only)
  • Lightweight seats with six-way electrical adjustment (must be ordered in conjunction with 2+0 seating configuration, not available with heated seats feature)
  • Optional facia trims – Piano Black, bamboo, tamo ash, mahogany
  • Black Alcantara Steering Wheel
  • Matching wood door trim (not available with B&O BeoSound audio system options)
  • Personalised sill plaques
  • 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower technology
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
  • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener 1
  • Alarm upgrade (volumetric and tilt sensor)
  • Satellite radio system (Canada only) (excludes subscription)1
  • Tracking device (UK category five)1,3
  • First-aid kit
  • Trinket tray
  • Satellite radio system1
  • Second Glass ECU
  • Rear Parking Assist Camera
  • Interior Carbon Fibre Pack (comprising facia trim, gearshift paddles and door pulls)
  • DB9 logo or Aston Martin wings embroidery on front seat headrests
  • Leather headlining
  • Smokers’ kit
  • Contemporary Pack (comprising contemporary paint, contemporary leather, contemporary carpet, leather headlining, contrast stitching)

1 Not available in all markets

2 Includes Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) in Continental Europe

3 Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. Standard in UK

4 iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries

The below is our two girly *cough* scents about what caught our attention:

The Start Engine

The Start Engine button

The Car keys

The Car keys



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