Aston Martin DB9 2013

You catch it? The Virage was here so that it briefly slipped by most enthusiasts’ radars—and consumers’ pining. It was supposed to fill a void, albeit an extremely small one, in the Aston Martin coupe range between the 470-horsepower DB9 and the 510-horsepower DBS. As of 2013, the latter was replaced with the Vanquish, and most importantly, the former moved upmarket, adopting some of the Virage’s visual appeal while utilizing some of the brand’s new engine know-how to increase output to 510 ponies. The new AM 11 engine features dual variable valve timing, a revised block and heads, enlarged throttle bodies, an uprated fuel pump and reworked intake plumbing. The result is an engine note so ravenous you may want to opt for the Volante body style to get better acquainted with it. Rounding out the new DB9 are adaptive dampers with Normal, Sport and Track modes and carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes disks. They measure 15.7 inches at the front and 14.2 at the rear, but despite growing more than an inch all around, they weigh about 28 fewer pounds.

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Price: $185,000
Engine: 5.9-liter V-12
Horsepower: 510
0-62: 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 183 mph (limited)
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Torque: 457 foot-pounds