Aston Martin DB9 GT
Aston Martin has just announced the DB9 GT, and we’ve fallen in love all over again. Designed to offer the best of what DB9 can be, this luxury British beauty is the most compelling DB to date.
Aston Martin are calling it “the most potent DB9 yet.” And with good reason – its uprated 6.0-litre V12 engine now generates a huge 547 PS at 6750 rpm, and 620 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. What this boils down to is the GT offering a 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph, which will do just nicely for us!
The independent double wishbone suspension all round continues to deliver secure handling while the three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) offers distinct Normal, Sport and Track modes for the broadest possible breadth of dynamic characteristics.
But power is only part of the story with the DB9 GT as the new Aston Martin also includes important and far-reaching equipment changes. Most notable among the interior equipment updates is the arrival of the AMi II touch-sensitive Aston Martin ‘infotainment’ system.
While the brilliantly named AMi infotainment system debuted on the Vanquish when it was launched, AMi II offers a revised menu structure which makes using the system even more user-friendly, including text message integration, vehicle status information and extended background themes for greater personalisation.
The DB9 GT is identified by black painted splitter and diffuser, revised headlight and tail light treatments and brand spanking new ten-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels. Black anodised brake calipers and a GT engraving on the aluminium fuel filler cap further distinguish the new model. But don’t worry too much, the DB9 GT hasn’t been radicalised – this is thankfully very much still a DB9.
There are personalised colour options available on various components too, such as the carbon fibre tail lamp inserts, side strakes, front splitter and rear diffuser; graphite, diamond-turned ten-spoke alloy wheels and alternative brake calipers.
Inside the new Aston, the 2+2 seating configuration remains only a ‘GT’ embroidered on the unique ‘Glen Coe’ fluted leather. An iridium trim pack and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel (Coupe only) further distinguish the new car. Naturally there are numerous interior options so you can make this beauty truly feel yours.
The Aston Martin DB9 GT is now available to order with a price-tage of £140,000. The DB9 If you’re heading down, the GT will make its public debut at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Give it a kiss from us!