Get ready, gearheads! The new Aston Martin DB9 is doubling down for a power boost thanks to hand-me-downs from sibling Vanquish. The 2013 DB9 has borrowed some of the engine architecture in order to jump from 470 horses to 510. Hey, what are siblings for?
Aston Martin calls this latest generation of engine the “Gen4 VH architecture.”
• An updated block
• Revised intake manifold
• Uprated fuel pump
• While the 0-62 sprint is 4.6 seconds compared to 4.8, the top speed surprisingly dropped from 186 to 183.
To put the siblings into perspective, the Aston Martin Vanquish packs 565 potent horses with its 5.9-liter V12, which it has generously handed down to the DB9.