2013 Aston Martin DB9 Kills off Virage, Starts at $185,400

2013 Aston Martin DB9 Kills off Virage, Starts at $185,400

As expected, Aston Martin has replaced its outgoing Virage model with a new-generation DB9. The 2013 Aston Martin DB9 will feature an updated 6.0-liter V12 engine with 510-hp and 457 lb-ft of torque.

The revised powerplant sees an increase of power from the former DB9’s 470-hp and 443 lb-ft of torque figures, and is complemented by new styling, engineering, and even more luxury than before. Clearly, the styling update borrows from the now defunct Virage model, and the 2013 DB9 model will be available in coupe or convertible (Volante) form.

The inside now features full-grain leather interior with a leather sports steering wheel, and a walnut fascia trim with graphite center console and iridium silver surround.

Weighing in at 3,935 lbs, the 2013 DB9 features a 50/50 weight distribution and will not come with a manual transmission. Standard on the vehicle will be bi-xenon headlights, Carbon Ceramic Matrix rotors, Brembo calipers, and the British automaker’s Adaptive Damping System (ADS).

Optional amenities include a carbon fiber front splitter (part of the Carbon Pack), a variety of 20-inch wheels, black Alcantara steering wheel, Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system, personalized sill plaques, DB9 or Aston Martin logos embroidered on the headrests, and more.

The 2013 Aston Martin DB9 is available for ordering now through North American dealerships with a starting price of $185,400. Deliveries will begin in November, later this year.

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