Fes­ti­val de­but for latest As­ton

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drive Time Extra - New DB9 GT

As­ton Martin has re­vealed what the lux­ury sports car maker de­scribes as its most com­pelling pro­duc­tion ‘DB’ to date. Be­neath the bon­net of the new £140,000 DB9 GT, which made its public de­but at the re­cent Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed, is an up­rated 6.0-litre V12 en­gine boast­ing a hefty 547PS.

The all- al­loy, 48-valve 5,935cc mid- mounted V12 pow­er­plant is mated to a Touchtronic II sixspeed trans­mis­sion with an elec­tronic shift-by-wire con­trol sys­tem.

It means the grand tourer can fire from 0- 62 in 4.5 sec­onds and on to a po­ten­tial top speed of 183mph.

De­sign touches on the new DB9 in­clude a black painted split­ter and dif­fuser, re­vised head­lights and tail lights and new ten-spoke 20-inch al­loy wheels.

Black an­odised brake calipers and a GT en­grav­ing on the fuel filler cap fur­ther dis­tin­guish the new model.

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