DB9 Carbon Edition coupe
DB9 Carbon Edition coupe

DB9 Carbon Edition coupe

(2014 - 2015)

Carbon Black or Carbon White

Aston Martin chose to announce the new DB9 Carbon Editions a few weeks prior to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Carbon Edition is a new twist on the theme that started with the DBS and V12 Vantage Carbon Black models back in 2010. The new special edition has Carbon Black II or Stratus White coachwork with minimal adornment. Striking exterior additions include carbon fibre side strakes and black window surrounds reinforcing the themes. Mechanically, the Carbon Edition are identical to the standard 'new' DB9 including the use of the AM11 specification engine and Touchtronic 2 transmission.

DB9 Carbon Edition coupe

Specification for the DB9 Carbon Edition coupe is as follows

  • Two-door coupe with 2+2 seating
  • Carbon Black II or Stratus White coachwork
  • Black window surrounds
  • Carbon fibre side strakes, front splitter, rear diffuser, mirror cars and rear lamp infills
  • Graphitic finish on the tail pipes
  • Standard or sports exhaust
  • Black meshes
  • Painted or optional Carbon door handles
  • Gloss black diamond turned wheels
  • Brake callipers in a choice of black, grey, red or yellow
  • Obsidian Black hide
  • Welt in a choice of black, silver, red or yellow with same or black stitching
  • Carbon Fibre facia and door pulls
  • Paddle tips in Carbon Fibre or optional red, yellow or silver leather
  • Steering wheel in black leather or Alcantara
  • Piano Black air vents
  • Black anodised rotary switches
  • Black tread plate and pedals
  • Special Carbon Black sill plaques

Below are photographs of an example of the DB9 Carbon Edition in Stratus White, seen in the Stratstone Aston Martin showroom in Park Lane, London during 2015.

  • Body/Coachwork:

    • Two-door Coupe/Volante body style with 2+2 seating
    • Extruded bonded aluminium VH structure
    • Aluminium and composite body panels
    • Extruded aluminium door side-impact beams
    • Single bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators
    • Clear LED rear lamps

  • Interior:

    • Full-grain leather interior
    • Walnut facia trim with graphite centre console finish and iridium silver surround
    • Leather sports steering wheel
    • Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags
    • Memory seats & exterior mirrors (three positions)
    • Dual-stage driver/front passenger front airbags
    • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
    • Heated front seats (sports seats only)
    • Heated rear screen
    • Automatic temperature control
    • Organic Electroluminescent (OEL) displays
    • Trip computer
    • Cruise control• Bluetooth® telephone preparation1
    • Satellite navigation1,2
    • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror1
    • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror with garage door opener (USA and Canada only) 1
    • Satellite radio system (USA only) 1
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system1
    • Alarm and immobiliser
    • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
    • Glass ECU
    • Tracking device1,3 (UK only)
    • LED map-reading lights
    • Boot-mounted umbrella
    • Lamy pen and pen holder• 700-watt Aston Martin Premium audio system with Dolby® Pro Logic II® including six-CD autochanger
    • Integrated Apple iPod®,4 connector
    • USB Connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
    • 3.5 mm auxiliary input socket

  • Engine:

    • All-alloy, independent quad variable camshaft timing, 48-valve, 5,935 cc V12 
    • Compression ratio 11.0:1
    • Front-mid mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
    • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
    • Max power: 517 PS (510 bhp) at 6,500 rpm
    • Max torque: 620 Nm (457 lb ft) at 5,500 rpm

  • Transmission:

    • Rear mid-mounted ‘Touchtronic ll’ six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system
    • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
    • Limited-slip differential
    • Final drive ratio 3.46:1

  • Steering:

    • Rack and pinion, servotronic speed-sensitive power-assisted steering, 3.0 turns lock-to-lock
    • Column tilt and reach adjustment

  • Wheels and tyres:

    • Front: 8.5J x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 245/35 ZR20
    • Rear: 11J x 20’’ Pirelli P Zero 295/30 ZR20

  • Suspension:

    • Lightweight aluminium front subframe with hollow castings
    • Front: Independent double wishbone incorporating anti-dive geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
    • Rear: Independent double wishbones with anti-squat and anti-lift geometry, coil springs, anti-roll bar and monotube adaptive dampers
    • Three-stage adjustable Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Normal, Sport and Track modes

  • Brakes:

    • Front: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 398 mm diameter with six-piston monobloc calipers
    • Rear: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, 360 mm diameter with four-piston monobloc calipers
    • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with track mode
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    • Traction control (TC)

  • Performance:

    • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.6 seconds
    • Max speed: 295 km/h (183 mph)
    • Fuel economy: Urban – 13.1, Extra-Urban – 28.3, Combined – 19.8
    • CO2 emissions: 333g/km