British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin has revealed the DB9 GT, as part of the company’s presence at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Thankfully, the DB9 GT s not a hatchbacked, big-bummed edition of Aston’s V12 sports car. Unveiled today ahead of a Goodwood Festival of Speed premiere, this DB9 GT is in fact a more powerful, more luxurious version of the undeniably beautiful, undeniably quite old DB9.
It’s much, much better inside, too, with Aston installing the centre console from the range-topping Vanquish. It’s part of a model-wide interior upgrade, and means the DB9 now features better infotainment and a cleaner aesthetic. There’s new leather, GT embroidery on the headrests, and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel.
There’s also a smattering of ‘GT’ badges, a new black-painted splitter and diffuser, revised head- and tail-lights, and new 20-inch alloys. Of course, there are plenty of options available.
Options, for those who wish to further personalise their car, include carbon fibre tail lamp inserts, side strakes, front splitter and rear diffuser; graphite, diamond-turned ten-spoke alloy wheels and alternative brake caliper colours.
The car has a 6.0-litre V12 engine which is capable of generating 547 PS at 6750 rpm, and 620 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm and driving the rear wheels via the somewhat clunky Touchtronic II six-speed auto ‘box (no eight-speed ZF-goodness, sadly).
It’ll go from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds – 0.1s quicker than the current DB9 – and top out at 183mph. You still also get Aston’s three-stage damping and much glorious, free-breathing noise.
The DB9 GT is now available to order in markets around the world, priced from 140,000 RRP.