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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Aston Martin Just Built Its Fastest DB9 Ever



Even though Aston Martin will start to phase out its older architecture — cars like the Vantage and the DB9 — that hasn’t stopped the British supercar marquee in taking the wraps off its newest DB9 GT. Or as it’s more affectionately known: the most powerful DB9 ever built.
Officially unveiled to the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the DB9 GT is an upgraded, updated Aston Martin grand tourer. Aston Martin bills this new luxury supercar as “the most compelling production ‘DB’ to date.” And we’re inclined to somewhat agree with them. (Though we still prefer a vintage DB4 to anything else.)


Besides getting a slight horsepower increase to 547 and a bump to 458 lb-ft of torque, the new DB9 GT features an updated exterior and interior. Outside the car, you get a revised set of headlights and taillights, new black pained splitter and diffuser, and optional black brake calipers. To help the car show off just that little bit more, Aston Martin also engraved the aluminum gas cap with the “GT” moniker.
With that, the interior also receives a slight “refreshening” with a new Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, and two new console finishes dubbed Ice Mocha, and a Copper Cuprum, which definitely sounds like a yuppy coffee order. This new DB9 GT seems like the last and final hurrah of the DB9. With its replacement coming very soon, this is its death knell, and we’re definitely sad to see the strikingly beautiful car go. The new DB9 GT can be ordered right now for the modest sum of $199,950.