What you are looking at is the last Aston Martin DB9 to receive a host of minor upgrades before a successor is revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow. Aston have given the DB9 a power boost and placed the ‘GT’ badge at the rear to reassure you that your money is well worth parting with.
The DB9 GT’s front mid-mounted, 6.0-litre V12 has been uprated to generate 540bhp and 620Nm of torque at 5500 rpm. The 0-62 mph sprint is covered in 4.5 seconds and the DB9 GT is capable of hitting a top speed of 183mph.
And that’s it nothing else of notable merit has been revised not the independent double wishbone suspension, not the adaptive damping, “nada”. Well the rear taillights get a minor blink-and-miss design overhaul.
The major changes are pertained to the infotainment system, basically the graphics and user experience have been given an overhaul. Oh and you also get new ten-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels.
Aston will also let you personailse your DB9 GT which includes carbon fibre tail lamp inserts, side strakes, front splitter and rear diffuser; graphite, and alternative brake caliper colours.
You also get the ‘GT’ logo embroidered on the seats just to remind you that you can justify paying extra for not much else. And Aston also offer a broad array of exterior and interior trim colour options.
The slightly more powerful, nothing else has changed much, DB9 GT is on sale now for £140k.
The DB9 is now in its eleventh year, time has failed to dampen the design, it looks just as fresh now as it did when it was launched in 2004, and there is no reason why it can’t go as is for another 10 years.