UPDATE: The Aston Martin DB9 GT has been confirmed for Australia. Pricing is listed below:
The GT is Aston’s last DB9 before the model is replaced with an all-new offering, and the British carmaker has delivered one hell of a swansong.
The tune comes courtesy of its 5.9 litre V12 petrol engine, which has been pumped up to produce 402kW of power - up 22kW over the standard V12 - and 620Nm of torque.
Matched with the same six-speed automatic transmission, the DB9 GT is faster than the ‘regular’ DB9 to 100km/h from rest by 0.1 seconds, hitting the tonne in 4.5 seconds. The top speed is limited to 295km/h.
Despite housing some extra goodies, Aston has kept the weight of the DB9 GT down to 1785kg, which is the same as the standard DB9 coupe.
A convertible Volante version of the GT will also be available, weighing in at 1890kg.
The GT gets new 20-inch alloy wheels, a black painted splitter and diffuser and carbon-fibre inserts on the exterior while inside, customers will find an updated infotainment touchscreen, a new steering wheel, GT signage and Alcantara leather trim.
The Aston Martin DB9 GT will go on sale to UK customers as a 2016 model from September, with prices starting around the £150,000 mark (AU$304,000).
Replacing the DB9 in 2017 is a new model believed to be called the ‘DB11’, with a test version spied lapping the Nurburgring earlier this year.
The DB9 GT has been confirmed for Australia, priced at $368,500 for the coupe and $399,500 for the Volante - plus on-road costs.
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