2014 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black Edition


2014 Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black Edition

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.

In Detail

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
position Front-Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
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
compression 10.3:1
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
final drive 3.46:1
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