Road Tests Real world tests of GranTurismo Sport vs Aston Martin DB9

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Maserati GranTurismo Sport

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Maserati GranTurismo Sport

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Maserati GranTurismo Sport vs the Aston Martin DB9 DB9.

Car-autoblog view of Aston Martin DB9

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Faster in the quarter mile 12.6 s vs 13.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 565 HP @ 6,750 RPM vs 444 HP More than 25% stronger engine
More torque 457 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 377 ft-lb More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $280k vs $122k More than 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 5,935 cc vs 4,700 cc More than 25% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,833 lb vs 4,356 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GranTurismo Sport  vs
Aston Martin DB9 
Brand Maserati Aston Martin
Price 121,500 279,995
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2014
City mileage 12 MPG 13 MPG
Highway mileage 21 MPG 19 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
Shift system Automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.67 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.17 in Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,356 lb 3,833 lb
Width 75.4 in 81.4 in
Height 53.3 in 50.9 in
Length 192.2 in 185.8 in
Wheelbase 115.8 in 107.9 in

road tests

GranTurismo Sport  vs
Aston Martin DB9 
Top speed 176 mph 182 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 12.6 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.81 lb/hp 6.78 lb/hp
Maximum hp 444 HP 565 HP @ 6,750 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb 457 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,700 cc 5,935 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.3 in 3.5 in / 3.13 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Maserati GranTurismo Sport
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