Aston Martin has released the DB9 GT, a farewell edition of the current design which is getting a successor in 2016. DB9 GT features several rather interesting design, engineering and luxury solutions. Dubbed clearly as the luxury British sports car maker’s most compelling production ‘DB’ to date, the car is designed to offer the best of what DB9 can be, the new car delivers world-class grand touring and hand-built excellence. In other words, it combines the power of an outgoing, Cosworth-developed 6.0-litre V12 engine which now boasts 547 hp connected to an old six-speed, semi-automatic, single-clutch gearbox (also the weakest spot on the car).
Following the path set by DB4, DB5, DB6 and DB7, today’s DB9 GT continues that distinguished tradition of luxury, excitement and style with a raft of engineering, equipment and styling developments calculated to make this the very best of what DB9 can be. The sleek exterior lines provide the sports elegance, while the interior proficiency allows the driver to soak in the classy feel of driving this vehicle.
Ian Minards, Product Development Director at Aston Martin, explained:
“Refining the DB9’s already impressive attributes into what we have today in the DB9 GT has been a careful and delicate process. Maintaining the effortlessly refined nature of our core GT sports car, while boosting power and introducing state-of-the-art infotainment systems, has required fine judgements and painstaking engineering. I’m confident the result, in the shape of the DB9 GT, represents the very best of what DB9 can be, and sets the standard for luxury grand tourers in this class.”
As you can see from the pictures, this completely customizable interior was a design standard when it came out, and remains to this date. With the exception of low-res GPS display, it still looks classy.
The Aston Martin DB9 will arrive in showrooms straight away. The pricing starts at £140,000 RRP (UK), €187,000 RRP (Germany), $199,950 RRP (USA). The detailed view of the vehicle is available thanks to quality photos we have added in the gallery below. A launch video is expected soon and we will probably see first reviews hitting the web in a few weeks too. Until then, we can only imagine the roar of that engine coming to life as everybody else.
Now the only question that remains is – if you had the money, would you buy this DB9 GT or wait for IAA Frankfurt (Aug/Sep 2015) or
Geneva (March 2016) for the completely new, AMG-powered DB10?