Aston Martin DB9 Engine

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About the Aston Martin DB9 Engine

The DB9 represents the latest step in an evolutionary rebuilding of the storied British brand. It started with the Vanquish back in 2002 and will culminate when the V8 Vantage goes into production later this year. While the V8 model will go head-to-head with some of the world’s most capable sports cars (including Porsche’s own 911), the V12-powered DB9 is meant to fill the role of “GT car with sporting intentions. Aston Martin’s own CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez (formerly of Porsche and BMW), was insistent that it is the most perfectly balanced car for both comfortable cruising and sporty driving he have ever experienced.

The DB9 engine plays its part in the company’s quest for “power, beauty, soul” by fulfilling that first requirement. The 6-liter V12 is all alloy and mounted as far back as possible without being in the driver’s lap. It generates 470 hp, and can do 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. Top speed is a quite respectable 190 mph. The engine and rear-mounted six-speed transaxle are aluminum, and are positioned to provide the DB9 with perfect 50/50 weight balance.

The above efforts result in a GT that weighs a mere 3,700 pounds, or about 1,500 pounds less than a Bentley Continental GT and 900 pounds less than the Mercedes-Benz CL65. With that kind of weight advantage, the 450-horsepower V12 — about 100 horsepower down from the DB9’s main competitors — has no problem getting the coupe up to 60 mph in under 5 seconds before blasting onward to a top speed of 186 mph.

The driver’s first interaction with the V12 engine rests in the dashboard with the clear glass starter button. Unlike most car starter buttons which are plastic the glass adds class to the cabin inviting the driver with a deep red glow to start the engine.

Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is standard on the DB9. DSC is an advanced electronic control system that continually analyses wheel speeds, steering angle and yaw rate. It reduces the risk of skids by automatically applying braking to individual wheels, or reducing engine torque.

Certainly those numbers look good on a spec chart, but they don’t effectively communicate the visceral thrill that comes from winding the V12 past 6,000 rpm and hearing its accompanying exhaust bellow. Low-rpm responsiveness is similarly thrilling, as the engine makes substantial torque at just off idle and offers 80 percent of its 420 pound-feet at 1,500 rpm. Turn off the stability control, power-brake the engine to 2,500 rpm, and the DB9 will melt its 275/35-19 rear tires faster than you can say, “Shaken, not stirred.”

DB9 Specifications

  • Engine – 6 liter V12
  • Weight – 3880
  • Aspiration – natural
  • Torque 420 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
  • HP 450 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • HP/Weight – 8.6 lbs per hp
  • HP/Liter – 75 hp per liter
  • 0-60 mph – 4.9 seconds
  • Top Speed – 186 mph

Comparing the Vanquish’s engine to that of the DB9, the Vanquish offers more ultimate performance, the DB9 has more torque over a wider rev range. In the new DB9, the V12 – which is a significant 11.8kgs (26lb) lighter than the Vanquish V12 – has been fitted as far back and as low as possible, to assist agility and handling. This helps the DB9 achieve its perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Engine note is also very important to the driving experience. The Aston V12 engine has been described as having the best sound in the world.

The DB9 is fitted with a rear transaxle to help achieve the ideal 50:50 weight distribution. The front mid-mounted engine is connected to the rear gearbox by a cast aluminium torque tube, inside is a carbon fibre drive shaft. The use of carbon fibre prevents any flex and ensures low rotational inertia, improving response and cutting both noise and vibration.

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Carl Wilson

You won't believe it, I'm native Scotsman. Enthusiast. Car lovers. Almost finished rebuilding my Reliant Saber 🔥

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