Aston Martin DB9 GT
Today Aston Martin unveiled the DB9 GT at the Goodwood Featival of Speed. The bespoke luxury GT car looks like it should be quite the machine for someone trying to tap into their inner Bond (and of course it costs plenty of cash as well).
Performance of the machine is very good as the 6.0-liter V12 engine puts out plenty of naturally aspirated power. It is capable of great performance, but as an Aston Martin should, it does so while keeping you in luxury.
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The Aston Martin DB9 GT has the classic styling that you would expect in a car from the British luxury performance car maker. It has the traditional grille shape and the lines are smooth and flowing. It looks like it would cut through the air with its headlight covers that follow the contour of the body. To help keep that large V12 cooler air outlets are located on the hood.
From the side you see the sleek profile of the DB9 GT. Everything flows from front to back with just air outlets on the front fender to break up the lines. In the rear you find the integrated spoiler and the taillights frame the license plate area. Follow the lines down and you see the rear diffuser just below the duel exhaust pipes.
Inside the GT is a sea of leather. In black it looks almost stark, but colored stitching helps to break things up as does the center console. The console holds the infotainment center as well as all the controls for things such as the climate control. Everything is very clean and tidy and there is no sense of cost cutting anywhere (as you would expect in a car that costs this much).
From the driver’s seat everything is focused on the road. There are controls on the steering wheel to allow you to keep your hands on the wheel while controlling the radio and climate, etc. It just begs for you to eat up miles quickly in comfort.
At the heart of the Aston Martin DB9 GT is a 6.0-liter V12 that makes 540 horsepower from a naturally aspirated engine. The power plant is all-alloy, has a quad overhead cam and uses 48-valves. It is placed in the front, but behind the axle technically making it a mid-engined car. The V12 is mated to a Touchtronic II six-speed transmission with electronic shift-by-wire control system.
All of this equates to a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph. When you consider all the weight that the GT car has to haul around to keep you in luxury, that is very good performance.
If you want to look as cool as James Bond, you had better have quite a budget. The Aston Martin DB9 GT starts at $199,950.
If you have the cash and are looking for the ultimate luxury GT car then the DB9 GT is worth a look. It has classic styling and you don’t see as many Aston Martin’s driving around as other high performance makes, making it an exclusive club. There are other good options, but none will make you feel like a spy while you tackle the road.