If you can't quite afford the new Aston Martin Vanquish, there's always the Aston Martin DB9... Even better, Aston Martin has just announced the updates to the 2013 DB9, which gets styling and performance updates for the new model year.
"I am very excited to be unveiling the new DB9 now. My team here at Gaydon has been working hard for many months to improve and update key aspects of this superb Sports GT - the mainstay of our sports car range - and I believe the results to be exceptional." Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez said. "Aside from the undeniably beautiful exterior styling and now even more luxurious interior, there are many important and impressive engineering changes that demonstrate Aston Martin's renowned ability to create compelling cars in the modern era."
On the outside the 2013 DB9 gets some small tweaks, although you probably won't notice them. Aston Martin has given the DB9 a more pronounced rear trunk 'flip' to further enhance the aerodynamic performance of the car, a new grille and pronounced side strakes.
Under the hood, the 2013 DB9 gets thenew generation AM11 V12 engine. The new V12 takes some of the 'Gen4' VH architecture hardware technology developed for the Aston Martin Vanquish, but has been tuned to suit the character of DB9. The V12 packs 510 horsepower and 457 lb-ft. of torque, which is more power than the outgoing engine.
If you want one, the 2013 DB9 is available to order now starting at $185,400.
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