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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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    Update: DB9 Sport Pack adds more finesse to Aston's fast coupe
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    Word around the net has spread of a new factory-installed Sports Pack that will be available for the Aston Martin DB9 Coupe come June. The Sports Pack will squeeze the last bit of performance from the already exemplary coupe by using new five-spoke forged aluminum wheels, retuning the suspension stiffer springs and recalibrated dampers, thickening the front ...

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