...Powertrains and Performance: A rear-wheel-drive exotic GT, the DB9 is equipped with a 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 450 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. As one would expect from numbers like this, acceleration is prodigious. Aston Martin says zero to 60 mph takes a mere 4.7 seconds in the coupe and 4.9 seconds in the Volante. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The automatic transmission features push-button controls and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Safety: The 2007 Aston Martin DB9 comes with antilock disc brakes with brake assist. Other safety...
...The British firm Linn developed the 950-watt sound system. Under the Hood The DB9's 6.0-liter V-12 produces 450 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque. The ZF six-speed automatic transmission uses buttons to select Drive, Park, Neutral and Reverse. A Touchtronic manual mode permits gear changes using paddles behind the steering wheel. A conventional Graziano six-speed manual gearbox is also available. While the coupe gains the Sport Pack, the Volante isn't forgotten in the performance area. Its top speed is no longer restricted to 165 mph. Aston Martin says the Volante's maximum speed is 186 mph...
..." Both the coupe and the Volante convertible variation are built upon a special new chassis, specifically created for GT performance, which uses an incredibly light bonded aluminum construction. Other panels and parts are built from the same aluminum, or in some cases, lightweight magnesium alloy. The result is a remarkably light weight weight for this well-equipped V12-powered sports car.The two available models are the DB9 coupe and DB9 Volante convertible. Each is powered by a 6.0-liter, all-aluminum V12 that produces 450 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The DB weighs just over...
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