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Aston Martin DB9 Facelift India Launch in 2014: Exclusive







Aston Martin confirmed of launching the new DB9 in India soon!

Aston Martin came to India in 2011, since then it sold lucrative numbers of cars in the country. For being a late entrant to the fraternity, Aston paid price in terms of lost market shares to Porsche, Jaguar and others.

Now doing its effort stay in the galore firm, British carmaker’s officials confirmed us, at an event, of launching their facelifted two-door sports car in India during the year (2014). DB9 is already on sale in our country in coupe and convertible variant, but its facelift model is promised to bring in additional power, and also expected to revive the image of brand’s lineup for head to head competition. It seems, the Bond’s favourite automobile brand is in the tempt to snag its image a level up, with rolling down all the international models in India soon after their global debuts, likewise the Jaguar, BMW and others.

Aston Martin DB9 Facelift

Coming to the new DB9, it dons new bonnet design, front grille surround and bumper. The front fender air intake, rear bumper and the boot too are tweaked, which can be said revamped as well. More pronounced spoiler lip at the back has improved its aerodynamic aesthetics and also aides in handling that additional bunch of horses that are about to be unleashed from the hoods.

The changes are not so extreme, but they are reminiscent enough to distinct old from new.

On inside, the cabin is built with high-quality materials, where customers will have the 2+2 seating capacity.

The engine planted in the British sports car is AM11 5.9-liter V12 which gets the power of 510hp (517PS) over the previous edition car’s figure of 470hp (477PS), and 620Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque over the 600Nm (442 lb-ft). All of these aforesaid technical intrusion has laid the 0-100kmph mark in 4.6 seconds from 4.8 seconds, whereas the top speed got slower to 295kmph from the 306kmph of previous model’s record.

Aston Martin DB9 Facelift interiors

That’s all said, we are waiting for the car to be launched anytime in the coming months.

A bit of information, Aston Martin launched the Rapide S in India for Rs. 4.4 crore ex-showroom Mumbai during December 2013.

DB9 Facelift Technical Specifications:

Engine
• All-alloy quad overhead cam 48 valve 5,935cc V12
• Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
• Fully-catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
• 517 PS (510 BHP) at 6,500 rpm
• 620 Nm at 5,500 rpm
• 0-62 mph (100 km/h): 4.6 seconds
• Maximum speed: 183 mph (295 km/h)
Transmission
• Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic 2’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
• Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre prop shaft
• Limited-slip differential
• Final drive ratio 3.46:1
Body
• 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
Dimensions
• Length: 4720mm (inc. front number plate plinth)
• Width: 2061mm (inc. mirrors)
• Height: 1282mm
• Weight: 1785 kg
• Wheelbase: 2740mm
• Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres (17.15 Imp.galls, 20.6 US galls)
Steering
• Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
• Column tilt and reach adjustment
Brakes
• 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 Brake Calipers
• Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
• Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
• Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
• Traction Control
Suspension
• Three Stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes
• 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, dual-rate coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
Wheels & Tyres
• 20-inch five-spoke cast alloy silver painted wheels
• Front wheel: 8.5J x 20-inch
• Rear wheel: 11J x 20-inch

Aston Martin DB9 Facelift India Launch in 2014

Wheels & Tyres

  • Front tyre: Pirelli P Zero 245/35 ZR20
  • Rear tyre: Pirelli P Zero 295/30 ZR20
  • Tyre repair kit

Standard Equipment
• 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

New Aston Martin DB9 Facelift

Optional Equipment
• 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)

Aston Martin DB9 Facelift India

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