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 byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atGaydon, Warwickshire, England
engine60º V12
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialAluminum
valvetrain4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedFuel Injection
displacement5935 cc / 362.18 in³
compression10.3:1
power302.0 kw / 450 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output75.82 bhp per litre
torque570 nm / 420.4 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frameExtruded Aluminium Bonded Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD w/LSD and Traction Control
front tiresBridgestone REO 50 235/40 ZR19
rear tiresBridgestone REO 50 275/35 ZR 19
front brakesVented & Grooved Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Monobloc Calipers, ABS, EBD, EBA
rear brakesVented & Grooved Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Monobloc Calipers, ABS, EBD, EBA
front wheelsF 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steeringZF Rack & w/Servotronic Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Over Aluminum Covered Monotube Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Over Aluminum Covered Monotube Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase2740 mm / 107.9 in
front track1568 mm / 61.7 in
rear track1562 mm / 61.5 in
length4697 mm / 184.9 in
width1875 mm / 73.8 in
transmissionRear 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