The Aston Martin DB9, pretty as she is, is growing quite long in the tooth. The car has been in production since 2004, and much in the world of automobiles has changed since then. That’s why the Aston’s successor – the DB11 – is inching toward production as we speak.
But the British sportscar marque isn’t about to let its beloved Henrik Fisker-designed model fade into obscurity without a last work; a new range-topping Aston Martin DB9 GT was recently revealed, and it will be working the crowd at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The new Aston Martin DB9 GT has received a new engine tune, bumping output up from 510 to 540 HP, and qualifying it as the most powerful production DB9 yet. That push is coming from the same old 6.0-liter V12. Shifting through gears comes courtesy of a 6-speed Touchtronic II automatic gearbox.
Aston claims that the combo is good for a 0 to 60 time of 4.4 seconds, which sounds very conservative to us. Flat out, the Aston Martin DB9 GT will do 183 mph.
Beside the performance, the new Aston GT gets a sharp-looking front chin spoiler and a rear diffuser to match, plus an aluminum fuel filler cap with the letters “GT” engraved, and 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels. Inside, the Aston Martin DB9 GT is a fluted leather-trimmed affair with iridium accents and on the coupe body style, an alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. Finally, the automaker’s new AMi II infotainment system, with its streamlined and more friendly menu interface, will come installed on the new GT model.
The Aston Martin DB9 GT is already available for order, priced at $199,950 in the US.