2014 Aston Martin DB9 Review

OVERALL RATING 4.0 of 5.0
  • Performance
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    3.7 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
CarSession
27 Jan 2014
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One of the best car manufacturers is Aston Martin. Their latest creation is the 2014 Aston Martin DB9. Unlike many manufacturers who transform the original design, Aston Martin has strived to stay true to its signature style. The car has many innovative features and yet compliments the original DB9.

Engine Specifications

The signature of the Aston Martin is quality and power. In the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 lives up to the name with a powerful engine. The car is a compact car but the engine is a staggering V-type with twelve cylinders. The engine capacity is 6.0-liters. This enormous engine is rated at 510 horsepower and 457 pounds of torque. For a massive engine like the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 the gas mileage is excellent.

The DB9 is capable of delivering up to thirteen miles to the gallon in city. On highways, the engine promises nineteen miles per gallon. The most amazing aspect of this fabulous engine is the power it delivers to the 2014 Aston Martin DB9. The car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles in just 4.6 seconds. The 2014 Aston Martin DB9 can reach speeds of up to 186 miles per hour. Without a doubt the latest DB9 is one of the fastest compact cars of today.

Braking System Specifications

Even though the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 is a touring vehicle the enormous engine needs tremendous stopping power. For this, the car is equipped with ventilated carbon ceramic disks rotors. The diameter of these brake rotors is 398 millimeters and has a six piston monobloc caliper, each. The rear end brakes are similar, except they have a four piston monobloc caliper. Of course the ABS feature is quite standard in the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 like all modern cars.

Transmission Specifications

Similar to the engine, the transmission of the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 is also a work of art. The car features a six speed automatic transmission in essence. However, there is more to this transmission and it is by no means a standard auto transmission. The transmission is mounted on the rear-mid section of the car for optimum weight distribution. As a standard the 2014 Aston Martin DB9’s transmission is equipped with a shift by wire system.

To get the best out of its engine the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 has an alloy torque tube. The propeller shaft is carbon fiber. This makes it extremely light and sturdy. The transmission also has a limited slip differential. Each one of the features of the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 contributes towards making it extremely fast. All these features of the transmission give the DB9 a final drive ratio of 3.46:1.

Exterior Design

The original DB9 has a design which is loved by Aston Martin fans even today. The best aspect of the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 is its exterior design. The Aston Martin designers have managed to give the timeless elegant design a modern look. This allows the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 to stay true to the original design and yet promote a modern feel to it.

Interior Design

The interior of the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 is simply perfect. Aston Martin takes great pride in their attention to detail. Every aspect of the interior exudes elegance and sophistication. Of course the seats provide the utmost comfort and are stylish at the same time. The most astounding feature about the interior of the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 is that there are no visible joints in the leather trim. The company has used long sheets of leather to ensure there are no joints at all.

By all means the 2014 Aston Martin DB9 is a car worth owning, it is a work of art on wheels. Not only is it a pleasure to sit in the cabin, but a pleasure to drive.