Something remarkable and quite sad is going on. The 2016 DB9 GT is the last one of the DB9 lineup, an exciting and highly successful Aston Martin model from early 2000.
Now, the Britain maker decided to go hardcore with it. They want people to remember that the DB9 played a huge role in the high-end sports car market. The 2016 DB9 GT, as the last chance to impress, packs some amusing specs and features worthy to pay them attention.
Do not ever think that Aston Martin is going to put an end without using a golden finale. Also, notice that the DB9 model is going to be replaced by the exciting and all-mighty DB11. Massive changes for the company are going on right now, being this replacement one of the biggest. We are going to remember it as the start of a recent supercar revolution. You can bet on it.
In the meanwhile, let’s check out the beautiful 2016 DB9 GT.
Powertrain and Specs for the British Knight
The 2016 DB9 GT packs a truly massive DOHC 48-valve 5.9 L V12 powerplant with aluminum block and heads. With this engine, the last DB9 is capable of generating up to 540 hp at 6750 RPM and a maximum torque of 457 lb-ft at 5500 RPM. Along with the described engine, the 2016 DB9 GT features a Touchtronic 2 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting.
This setup allows this supercar to go from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and reach an impressive top speed of 183 mph (295 km/h). So, we can be sure that the 2016 DB9 GT will enjoy a quite decent speed and acceleration. In terms of fuel efficiency, do not expect marvels. The British sports car is rated at 13 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
The Sport driving mode offers the ultimate experience of the road. It is all about longer shifts and violent acceleration. But despite the amazing performance, we need to say that the Vanquish remains way more powerful and agile. Then, the highly communicative steering on the 2016 DB9 GT is highly appreciated, which is surprising on a modern sports car.
In terms of comparison, the 2016 DB9 GT enjoys of a 30 hp increase from the previous presentation. Besides that, the GT badge represents more visual features than power ones.
Exciting Design and Limited Comfort
The 2016 DB9 GT features the same old design from the base model with minor details that are there, thanks to the GT badge. This upgrade comes with fancy items like carbon fiber detailing and accents and 20-inch opulent wheels. Besides that, we are getting almost the same as the year before.
With a curb weight around 4100 and 4350 lb (1860 and 1973 kg), this isn’t a lightweight supercar. It doesn’t seem like it either. The long, fine line from the legendary front fascia to the refined bottom tail show off elegance and opulence. Remember that this is the James Bond’s vehicle. You cannot expect something different than luxury and lavishness. The taillights are more beautiful than ever, accompanied with two massive exhaust outlets. The GT-exclusive wheels are a highly appreciated detail as well.
As for what we get inside, everything seems outdated, just resembling the original design of the DB9 since its beginnings. It feels tight but comfortable (at least on the front row), along with its premium and luxurious look. The hand-stitched leather detailing delivers a unique feeling of classiness, proper for an Aston Martin. In the rear seats, is quite impossible that someone could feel comfortable on the road.
The Bottom Line
The engine roars like it knows that is its last chance to conquer people’s hearts. The 2016 DB9 GT wants to go out through the big door. There are big efforts here, preparing the ground for the highly expected DB11.
Starting price at US$202.775.