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2013 Aston Martin DB9 [w/video]

Fresh Arrival Makes The Virage A Distant Memory My neighbor had been ignoring the various exotics and high-priced luxury cars parked in my driveway for many years – I should have expected that the DB9 would shatter the trend. The morning sun was glistening off the Aston Martin's metallic Volcano Red paint when she rolled by in her late-model Acura TL, abruptly hit the brakes, and then reversed her sedan before coming to a stop in front of my driveway. The passenger window went down and she smiled before uttering seven words – a curious question followed immediately by an... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
6.0L V12
Power:
510 HP / 457 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$183,700 (base)
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