Aston Martin DB9 GT Makes Global Debut at Pebble Beach

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Aston Martin showcased its entire lineup as part of the Pebble Beach festivities. The British boutique brand even had a global debut to share with its new DB9 GT.

This machine is a hand-built grand-touring automobile, with enough sophistication, style and speed to make any enthusiast’s heart palpitate with pleasure.

Nestled neatly between its lengthy front fenders is a monster. Like many of Aston Martin’s current products this car features a glorious 6.0-liter V12 engine. The warbling wail it’s capable of producing is worth the price of admission and then some.

But it delivers more than just sweet music. Output measures 547 ps and 620 nm of torque. In more easily digested figures that works out to around 540 horses and 458 lb-ft of twist. Is that enough for you?

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It ought to be; the DB9 GT can hit 100 kilometers an hour in just 4.5 seconds and its top speed is 183 miles an hour. Helping enable that stellar performance is a Touchtronic II six-speed automatic transmission with push-button shifting.

As for the rest of this car’s mechanical bits, it features four-corner double-wishbone suspension with a three-stage adaptive damping system. Drivers can choose between Normal, Sport and Track modes depending on their mood.

On the style front, GT models get a black splitter and diffuser, revised head- and tail-lights plus new 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels. Black anodized brake calipers and an aluminum fuel-filler cap dress things up even more

Inside, the DB9 GT’s cabin is slathered in rich leather and tasteful design, but that’s not all. Customers are treated to a new, more user-friendly infotainment system. It features a redesigned menu structure that’s simpler to decipher. USB ports and Bluetooth are also included.

The 2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT is available for order around the world right now. It’s priced from £140,000, which is roughly $220,000 U.S.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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