2007 Aston Martin DB9 LM

Friday 7th September, 2007 – Aston Martin is not only showing the DBS for the first time in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week but will also showcase two new special editions – the Aston Martin DB9 LM and the V8 Vantage N400. Both special editions draw inspiration from the company’s recent achievements at Le Mans and the Nϋrburgring 24-hour races.

The V8 Vantage N400 commemorates Aston Martin’s achievements at the Nϋrburgring where the company enjoyed success in the gruelling ADAC 24-hour race with the V8 Vantage N24 production race car. Aston Martin develops and tests all of its road cars extensively on the Nϋrburgring Nordschleife circuit and the Vantage N400 recently broke the eight minute benchmark around the legendary 14-mile circuit.
The DB9 LM celebrates Aston Martin’s GT1 class victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance classic in June with the DBR9 – a race car derived from the DB9.

The DB9 LM celebrates Aston Martin’s GT1 class victory in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance classic in June with the DBR9 – a race car derived from the DB9.

This special edition car, available in Coupe form only with Touchtronic transmission, includes a unique Sarthe Silver exterior paint finish, meshes and rear crossbar finished in Magnum Silver and red brake callipers. Inside, the DB9 LM is fitted with handcrafted black leather finish, perforated leather inserts, unique Tertre Rouge facia trim and numbered sill plaque. The car is also equipped with the normally optional DB9 Sports Pack as standard, with colour keyed and diamond turned alloy wheels.

Pricing details for both cars will be confirmed at the Frankfurt motor show.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
engine 60º V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Fuel Injection
displacement 5935 cc / 362.18 in³
compression 10.3:1
power 302.0 kw / 450 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 75.82 bhp per litre
torque 570 nm / 420.4 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frame Extruded Aluminium Bonded Monocoque
driven wheels RWD w/LSD and Traction Control
front tires Bridgestone REO 50 235/40 ZR19
rear tires Bridgestone REO 50 275/35 ZR 19
front brakes Vented & Grooved Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Monobloc Calipers, ABS, EBD, EBA
rear brakes Vented & Grooved Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Monobloc Calipers, ABS, EBD, EBA
front wheels F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steering ZF Rack & w/Servotronic Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Over Aluminum Covered Monotube Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Over Aluminum Covered Monotube Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase 2740 mm / 107.9 in
front track 1568 mm / 61.7 in
rear track 1562 mm / 61.5 in
length 4697 mm / 184.9 in
width 1875 mm / 73.8 in
transmission Rear Mounted 6-Speed Manual or Six Speed Auto
top speed ~300 kph / 186.4 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.7 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~10.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.1 seconds