You can view the DB9 GT at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed by clicking on this link. We have to admit that Aston’s Vulcan is one of the best looking supercars revealed this year.
New Delhi: British supercar maker Aston Martin has taken the wraps off the newest auto to bear the DB badge, the DB9 GT. Aston Martin says that the new, hand built Grand Tourer is the best version of what a DB9 can be.
It was the first chance for fans of the Gaydon-based luxury carmaker to see the £1.8 million, track-only Vulcan in the flesh since it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
Aston is also using the Festival of Speed to showcase the latest-spec Vantage and Rapide S models, both with equipment upgrades. Aston Martin claims a 0-100kmph time of 4.5 seconds and a top whack of 295kmph.
The independent double wishbone suspension all round continues to deliver secure handling while the three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) offers distinct Normal, Sport and Track modes for the broadest possible breadth of dynamic characteristics. The iconic plane was part of the RAF’s V Force, which had a base at the old RAF Gaydon, which is now home to Aston Martin and its team of engineers.
Beyond the mechanical components, the DB9 GT features the firm’s updated AMi II touch-sensitive infotainment system.
The crossover is dipped in Black Pearl Chromium, paint designed to mimic black pearl, while its interior is made up of “non-automotive” materials to invoke a cocooning ambiance in the cabin, according to Aston Martin.
Options, for those who wish to further personalise their auto, include carbon fibre tail lamp inserts, side strakes, front splitter and rear diffuser; graphite, diamond-turned ten- spoke alloy wheels and alternative brake caliper colours.