Breaking: 2015 Aston Martin DB9 GT Packs 540 HP

Breaking: 2015 Aston Martin DB9 GT Packs 540 HP
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Designed to offer the best of what DB9 can be, the new car delivers world-class grand touring and hand-built excellence. There’s an additional 30 HP but the manual option is no more.

Big news from Aston Martin earlier today (June. 24, 2015) as they’ve just pulled the wraps of the 2015 Aston Martin DB9. What gets most Aston Martin fans hearts racing is the addition of 30 more BHP across the board from its updated 6.0 Liter V12 power plant.

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It looks like the boys from Gaydon, England have kept the old 5.9 liter and increased displacement every so slightly to get a bit more power from the tried and true racecar to production engine. Full power figures are 540 BHP at 6,750 BHP and 457 lbs-ft of torque at 5,550 rpm (which is if you’re wondering, exactly the same as last model.) Paired to that burly English powerplant is their tested Touchtronic II six-speed automatic transmission (which was introduced seven years ago btw) with electronic shift by wire. The press release has no mention of a manual option. I repeat, they’ve nixed the manual! Wring it out full throttle and you’ll hit 60 MPH in 4.2 seconds. Top speed remains the same at 183 MPH, still nothing to scoff at.

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Making sure that this beast is planted to the ground is Aston Martin’s three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) offering distinct Normal, Sport and Track modes

The car broke ground over the internet but the whole world and all the motoring press will catch a glimpse of the 2015 Aston Martin DB9 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK which is ready to kick off tommorow through Sunday.

A big part of the Aston Martin DB9 allure is its styling, and of course Aston hasn’t strayed far from its tried and true lineage that stretches back from the DB4, DB5 (hello Mr. Bond), DB6, DB7 and the 2015 DB9. Everything around the exterior looks like its been given a thorough once over by CAD and the wind tunnel to produce a very sharp and aerodynamic looking Aston Martin for the twenty-first century.

Bespoke for the DB9 is a black painted splitter and diffuser, new headlight and taillight treatments and exclusive 20-
inch alloys. Black seems to be the color of choice as that theme continues onto the brake calipers and fuel filler cap.

MSRP for this beast starts out at just under $200,000. Production and sales begin in the third quarter of this year. In addition, Aston Martin announced some trim and color updates for the Vantage and Rapide S, but you can read up on that in the official press release here.