It might not be the most thrilling or modern exotic sports car, but the 2017 Aston Martin DB9 GT makes up for that with its loads of character, and stunning good looks. Some of the highlights for the GT include a beautiful and well-appointed cabin, a seductive styling, a balanced handling and ride quality. A smooth automatic transmission system, and a surprisingly livable driving experience. Its date of release should be expected in the latter end of 2017.
Aston Martin made an announcement recently that the GT will be making its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. You would assume that now the automaker has made a GT version of every DB model, but nothing much has been said about this development apart from the announcement of the official debut of the DB9 model.
The vehicle is more powerful than all pre-2013 DB9s and comes with several exterior and interior tweaks, and of course, a more powerful engine rated at an outstanding 539 horsepower @6750 and 457 lbs. of torque @5500. With such power, it’s only natural that its acceleration to 60 mph and top speeds be high as well. As such, potential buyers should expect a top speed of 183 mph and a 0-60 mph dash in 4.5 seconds.
Interior and exterior wise, the vehicle looks fantastic and you get value for the money. The interior comes with upgraded flourishes that at least help the vehicle conceal its age. To date, the Aston Martin DB9 GT has been undoubtedly the most compelling and the most powerful “DB” production. Its creation has simply amplified hand-build excellence and world class grand touring.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 Aston Martin DB9 GT
Exterior wise, a seasoned user may find it difficult to differentiate it from the DB9 GT, of course, assuming he is not looking at the DB9 badging. The rear diffuser and the front splitter are now painted black, and there are new black-painted brake calipers and 20” wheels. The front fascia also comes with a new trim around the taillights and headlights.
The carbon fiber calipers you see on the pictures are optionally available, however, if you are planning of getting one DB9 GT for yourself you should plan of getting them. The interior color palette and the dark paint that Aston has decided to use extensively fits perfectly with the extra black theme character that the brand has given it.
Only two options have been provided for the 2017 DB9 GT, that is, a convertible and a coupe version. Both offer state-of-the-art aesthetics that will undoubtedly set the benchmark for other vehicles in the segment.
Interior wise, there is a lot of emphasis on the infotainment system as a lot of discontent emerged from the previous version of the model. The new system, which is already in use on the 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish, is more superior and offers an intuitive user interface than the previous one.
The rest of the interior is much the same with only a few updates and color options added. This is not to mean that the interior isn’t modern, it still features the same well-trimmed interior accents, soft-touch materials, and tons of convenience and technology tidbits. Conspicuous details include the GT emblems embroiders on the seats, and the Alcantara–wrapped steering wheel.
2017 Aston Martin DB9 GT Engine Specs
The Aston Martin DB9 GT has been in production for over 12 years now, which is quite a long time for any performance and luxury themed vehicle to hold stakes on the market. Its performance history is quite impressive showing just how a vehicle can evolve from one performance level to the other without showing it’s a greying spot.
It started life with a Vanquish-borrowed 6.0L V-12 juggernaut rated at 450 hp. four years later, this improved to 476 horsepower, and 510 horsepower five years later. Now, the stakes are high for its would-be rivals as they will have to match or even surpass the 539 horsepower the new DB9 GT is providing.
We have no word on what to expect about its transmission or drive modes, but we expect the details to start streaming in anytime from now.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 11.9 in. (107.9 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 5.8 in. (185.8 in.)
Width: 74.0 in
Passenger volume: 78 ft³
Cargo volume: 5 ft³
Curb weight: 3935 lbs
Top Speed: 183 mph
0-60: 4.4 sec
MPG: 13/19 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Appletree Green, Arizona Bronze, China Grey, Cinnabar Orange, Cobalt Blue, Concours Blue, Diavolo Red, Divine Red, Hammerhead Silver, Hardly Green, Jet Black, Lightning Silver…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Aston Martin DB9 GT Release Date & Price
As you probably know, the DB9 isn’t just for anyone, this is a princely vehicle that requires certain sacrifices to be made for its ownership. Aston Martin will be asking an MSRP starting from $199,950 for the vehicle. Some of the competing vehicles in its segment includes the 2017 Ferrari California T, and the 2017 Bentley Continental GT.
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