Aston Martin has revealed the DB9 GT that has been designed to offer the best of what DB9 can be. It is claiming the title of the most potent DB9 yet devised, by virtue of its uprated 6.0-litre V12 engine which now boasts 538bhp the DB9 GT makes its public debut as part of Aston Martins impressive presence at this weeks Goodwood Festival of Speed.
In the tyre tracks of DB4, DB5, DB6 and DB7, todays DB9 GT fundamentals the uprated 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine, which is capable of generating 538bhp at 6750 rpm, and 620 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. The all-alloy, quad overhead cam, 48-valve 5,935 cc front mid-mounted V12 is mated to the proven rear mid-mounted Touchtronic II six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system. The independent suspension all round continues to deliver secure handling while the three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) offers distinctNormal, Sport and Track modes for the broadest possible breadth of dynamic characteristics.
Most notable among the interior equipment updates is the arrival of the AMi II touch-sensitive Aston Martin infotainment system. While AMi debuted on the range-topping Vanquish at its launch, AMi II offers a revised menu structure which makes using the system even more user-friendly.
Building on the system launched in the Vanquish, the DB9 GTs AMi II infotainment package sees key improvements made in a number of areas including text message integration, vehicle status information and extended background themes for greater personalisation. This offers AM, FM, DAB and SDAR reception (US only), USB ports, Bluetooth audio streaming the system delivers superb connectivity and entertainment simply and easily.
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. Inside, the 2+2 seating configuration remains, however the seats now boast GT embroidery on the unique fluted leather. An iridium trim pack and Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel (Coupe only) further distinguish the new car.
A broad array of options inside the DB9 GT include various centre console finishes such as Ice Mocha and Copper Cuprum, while other interior options include Duotone leather seats, door inserts and head linings; and a One-77-inspired steering wheel design
Source : MotorOctane