2014 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black Edition
The Aston Martin DB9 family grows at Geneva with the arrival of the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions.
Style and visual drama are the special editions hallmarks as they perfectly emphasise the timeless GT’s sporting nature.
The new Carbon Black accentuates the 183 mph DB9’s 6.0-litre V12 potential through a strong dark theme underpinned by a unique combination of lightweight carbon fibre features. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour.
Striking exterior additions for both Carbon Black and Carbon White editions include carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds reinforcing the powerful visual themes.
Inside, a strong black styling theme with a choice of accent colours in line with the caliper shade showcases carbon fibre details and new black hardware. Bespoke sill plaques with the Carbon Black or Carbon White logo, communicate the cars’ rarity, too.
Of course the styling changes don’t alter the DB9’s inherent grand touring capabilities, qualities that make it the world’s most admired and desired GT.
Today’s DB9 features the modern AM11 V12 engine which uses ‘Gen4’ VH architecture and hardware, tuned to suit the character of a classic GT. The result is an engine with effortless torque of up to 620 Nm and peak power of 517 PS.
Prices for the special edition DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White models are available on application at any of Aston Martin’s 147 dealers.
Aston Martin Design Director Marek Reichman explained: “The classic DB9 Carbon Black and daring DB9 Carbon White special editions give this timeless GT a fresh and highly desirable new appearance.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|released at||2014 Geneva Motor Show|
|built at||Gaydon, Warwickshire, England|
|body stylist||Henrik Fisker|
|interior designer||Sarah Maynard|
|engine||AM11 60º V12|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Fuel Injection|
|displacement||5935 cc / 362.18 in³|
|bore||89 mm / 3.5 in|
|stroke||79.5 mm / 3.13 in|
|power||517 kw / 693.3 bhp @ 6500 rpm|
|specific output||116.82 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||388.4 bhp per tonne|
|torque||620 nm / 457.3 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm|
|body / frame||Aluminium, Magnesium Alloy & Composite Body over Extruded Aluminium Bonded Monocoque|
|driven wheels||RWD w/LSD and Traction Control|
|wheel type||Cast Alloy|
|front tires||Pirelli P Zero 245/35 ZR20|
|rear tires||Pirelli P Zero 295/30 ZR20|
|front brakes||Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Monobloc Calipers, ABS, EBD|
|rear brakes||Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Monobloc Calipers, ABS, EBD|
|front wheels||F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in|
|steering||ZF Rack & w/Servotronic Power Assist|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones w/Three Stage Adaptive Damping System, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Double Wishbones w/Three Stage Adaptive Damping System, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||1785 kg / 3936 lbs|
|wheelbase||2740 mm / 107.9 in|
|front track||1568 mm / 61.7 in|
|rear track||1562 mm / 61.5 in|
|length||4720 mm / 185.8 in|
|width||1875 mm / 73.8 in|
|height||1282 mm / 50.5 in|
|transmission||Rear Mounted 6-Speed Manual or Six Speed Auto|
|top speed||~295 kph / 183.19 mph|
|0 – 100 kph||~4.6 seconds|
|fuel capacity||78 litres or 20.59 gal.|
|designers||Ian Cullum, Hendrik Fisker|