When Justin Bell described the DB9 Carbon Edition for our 2015 Exotic Car Buyers Guide, he was impressed by the agility and contemporary style of a model that’s been around for nearly a decade.
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“Everything about a modern-day Aston Martin is current and cutting edge,” he described before going on to describe its V12’s agility, thanks to 510 hp and 457 lb-ft. “The DB9 really is perfect for blasting down long, open, fast stretches of road in luxury. And yet it will not let you down when more active driving is required.”
We can’t wait to find out how he enjoys the upgraded V12 of the new DB9 GT, unveiled today by Aston Martin in a press release. The all-alloy, quad overhead cam, 48-valve, mid-mounted V12 has been upgraded to produce 540 hp, making it “the most potent DB9 yet devised,” as the release describes.
Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is accomplished in 4.5 seconds, while a top speed of 183 mph can be reached. But the new performance numbers aren’t the only updated pieces of the DB9 GT. It has received the new touch-sensitive AMi II infotainment system with a revised, more user-friendly menu structure.
Exterior updates come in the form of a black painted splitter and diffuser, new treatments for the headlights and tail lights, black anodized brake calipers and 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels. GT badges can be found around the exterior and interior, including on the headrests, and in the coupes, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel.
In addition to introducing the DB9, new color, trim and equipment options are also available for the Vantage and Rapid S models in 2016. The two models will also see the addition of the new AMi II, as are Vivid Red, Royal Mint, Black Damson and Bronze Metallic leather palettes.
Take a moment to browse through the images of this new Bond-worthy vehicle and its updated brethren in the gallery below, and when you’re finished, find some of the DB9’s predecessors in our exclusive Aston Martin listings.
(Source: Aston Martin)