|---- Specifications ----|
|Engine||5.9 liter V12||Weight||--|
|Aspiration||natural||Torque||457 lb-ft @ 5500 rpm|
|HP||510 hp @ 6500 rpm||HP/Weight||--|
|HP/Liter||86.4 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
|0-62 mph||4.6 seconds||Top Speed||183 mph|
The Aston Martin DB9 family grows at Geneva with the arrival of the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions.
Style and visual drama are the special editions hallmarks as they perfectly emphasise the timeless GT’s sporting nature.
The new Carbon Black accentuates the 183 mph DB9’s 6.0-litre V12 potential through a strong dark theme underpinned by a unique combination of lightweight carbon fibre features. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour.
Striking exterior additions for both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions include carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes.
Inside, a strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours in line with the caliper shade showcases carbon fibre details and new black hardware. Bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo, communicate the cars’ rarity, too.
Of course the styling changes don’t alter the DB9’s inherent grand touring capabilities, qualities that make it the world’s most admired and desired GT.
Today’s DB9 features the modern AM11 V12 engine which uses ‘Gen4’ VH architecture and hardware, tuned to suit the character of a classic GT. The result is an engine with effortless torque of up to 620 Nm and peak power of 517 PS.
Prices for the special edition DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White models are available on application at any of Aston Martin’s 147 dealers.
Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman explained: “The classic DB9 Carbon Black and daring DB9 Carbon White special editions give this timeless GT a fresh and highly desirable new appearance.
“Meanwhile, the exciting details that define N430 should leave no one in any doubt about the car’s motorsport roots. Bold graphic treatments and the option of vivid colour combinations conjure up clear visual echoes of the race circuit.”
Aston Martin can be found at stand number 5253 in Hall 5 at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, once again taking place at the Palexpo complex. The marque will be showcasing eight cars at this year’s show, with examples of the new V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black sitting alongside other current models including the Rapide S four-door sports car and new Vanquish Volante.
Two-door Coupe or Volante body style with 2+2 seating
Extruded bonded aluminium VH structure
Aluminium and composite body panels
Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
Clear LED rear lamps
All-alloy, independent quad variable camshaft timing, 48-valve, 5,935 cc V12
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Front-mid mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
Max power: 517 PS (510 bhp) 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)
Fuel economy: Urban – 13.1, Extra-Urban – 28.3, Combined – 19.8
CO2 emissions: 333g/km
Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic ll’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
Final drive ratio 3.46:1
Front: 8.5J x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 245/35 ZR20
Rear: 11J x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 295/30 ZR20
Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock. Column tilt and reach adjustment
Lightweight aluminium front subframe with hollow castings
Front: Independent double wishbone 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
Three-stage adjustable Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
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
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Traction control (TC)
(inc. front number plate plinth) Wheelbase: 2470mm
Width: 2061mm (inc. mirrors) Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres
(17.2 Imp.galls, 20.6 US galls)
Height: 1282mm Weight: 1785 kg
‘Carbon Black ll’ (Carbon Black) or ‘Stratus White’ (Carbon White) exterior paint colour only
20” forged 10-spoke Satin Black diamond turned wheels
Carbon exterior pack (splitter, diffuser, mirror caps and arms)
Carbon fibre side strake
Black meshes (front bumper and side strake)
Black window surround
Silver bonnet louvres
Brake caliper colours – Black, grey, red or yellow (No cost option)
‘Obsidian Black’ – Full-Grain Leather Interior
Black or ‘match to’ caliper colour stitching
Warm charcoal seatbelts
Black or ‘match to’ caliper colour headrest stitching (DB9 or Aston Martin Wings)
Carbon fibre facia trim
Carbon fibre door pulls with black handles
Machine forged carbon fibre sill plaques with Carbon Black/White logo
Black leather Sports Steering Wheel
Black paddles with Black or ‘match to’ caliper leather tips
Black centre console rotaries
Piano Black air vent surrounds
Piano Black horseshoe and centre plate
Black side sill treadplates
Black rokona headlining – Volante only
Black or ‘match to’ caliper headliner stitching
Black carpet with Black or ‘match to’ caliper binding colour
Electrically Adjustable Sports Seats
Heated Front Seats
Memory Seats and Exterior Mirrors (Three Positions)
Powerfold Exterior Heated Mirrors
eated Rear Screen
Automatic Temperature Control
Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) Displays
Bluetooth Telephone Preparation
Satellite Navigation System
Auto-Dimming Interior Rear-View Mirror
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Alarm and Immobiliser
Remote-Control Central Door Locking and Boot Release
Tracking Device – UK only3
LED Map-Reading Lights
Lamy Pen and Pen Holder
700W Aston Martin Premium Audio System with ‘Dolby Pro Logic ll’ including 6-CD Autochanger
Integrated Apple iPod Connector
USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) Audio File Compatibility
3.5mm Auxiliary Input Socket
Leather headlining (Coupe only)
Delete Parking sensors
Carbon Fibre Door Handles
High spec alarm
Carbon Fibre Paddleshift
Alcantara steering wheel (Coupe only)
B&O 1000W Sound System
Garage Door Opener
Second Glass key
Carbon Fibre Lightweight seat1,2
First Aid Kit
1 Not available in all markets.
2 Does not include side airbags or passenger airbag cut-off switch.
3 Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. Standard in UK.
The DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White is not available in North America.