...Easily deciphered buttons combine with a central LCD screen to create a more-user-friendly and better-looking interface than the first DB9, which first rolled out of the factory in 2004. Still, the navigation system is one of the worst in the business, and the way the needles of the electroluminescent gauges rotate in opposite directions (the speedometer goes clockwise, the tachometer goes counter-clockwise) also is another bad idea. The speedometer's tiny numbers also render it useless, although there's a digital speedometer in the trip computer as a backup. The driver seat is marvelously...
...The tachometer dial runs counterclockwise and has no redline. Instead, a red warning symbol appears at various engine speeds, depending on ambient temperature and engine mileage. Interior features include: Bluetooth connectivity MP3 jack iPod connectivity Optional satellite radio Standard 700-watt stereo Available Bang & Olufsen stereo Multilingual information system includes Russian, Greek and Chinese Under the Hood The DB9's 6.0-liter V-12 produces 470 hp and 443 pounds-feet of torque. Aston Martin says the DB9 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Mechanical features include:...
...EPA-estimated fuel economy is 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined. Safety: The 2012 Aston Martin DB9 comes with antilock brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front side airbags (which protect head and torso), and front and rear parking sensors. The Volante comes standard with automatically deploying rollover bars. Interior Design and Special Features: It's difficult to find a surface in the DB9 that's not covered in soft leather, while veneer, alloy trim and even sapphire crystal fill in the blanks. Easily deciphered buttons combine with a central screen to...
...To start the engine, the driver must press a clear glass button. The tachometer dial runs counterclockwise and has no redline. Instead, a red warning symbol appears at various engine speeds, depending on ambient temperature and engine mileage. Interior features include: Bluetooth connectivity MP3 jack Premium six-CD stereo Automatic air conditioning Cruise control Multilingual information system includes Russian, Greek and Chinese Under the Hood The DB9's 6.0-liter V-12 produces 470 hp and 443 pounds-feet of torque. Aston Martin says the DB9 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds...
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