Aston Martin Vulcan debuts at Goodwood

You can view the DB9 GT at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed by clicking on this link.

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin is hoping its new Vulcan supercar will generate some much needed excitement and interest in the brand.

The first public running of the Aston Martin Vulcan follows its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. “We wanted to give this vehicle its debut on “home soil”, and where better than at this hugely popular and globally renowned event”, said Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer.

The Aston Martin Lagonda during a run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is powered by a monster naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V12 engine that produces 800 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The DB9 GT also comes with an Adaptive Damping System (ADS) that alters the ride and handling to match the chosen settings- Normal, Sport and Track.

Palmer was brought in from Nissan to head up Aston Martin’s turnaround, part of which entails expanding its lineup with more cars and even a plug-in crossover SUV.

The interiors have also been revised and come with a touchscreen infotainment system called AMi II.

[Related:Aston Martin unveils 2016 Vantage, Rapide S alongside DB9 GT]. A splitter and rear diffuser are also incorporated to enhance the aerodynamics over the standard DB9.

Inside, the 2+2 seating configuration remains, however the seats now boast “GT” embroidery on the special “Glen Coe” fluted leather. The new DB9 GT can generate up to 6750rpm, with 457lb ft of torque available at 5500rpm. But better than that, we now know what it sounds like at full tilt. The sports auto can hit 60mph in under three seconds and it’s speed tops out just north of 200mph.


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