by Bil P.
Aston Martin will bring its new 2016 DB9 GT to Pebble Beach Automotive Week along with the DBX Concept, Lagonda Taraf and the race ready Vulcan.
The DB9 GT is the luxury British sports car maker’s most compelling production ‘DB’ to date, with world-class grand touring and hand-built excellence. It’s said to be the most potent DB9 yet with a 6.0-litre V12 engine that boasts 540bhp. The DB9 GT continues a distinguished tradition of luxury, excitement and style with a raft of engineering, equipment and styling developments calculated to make this the very best of what DB9 can be.
The DBX will make its first appearance in North America at the Aston Martin Estate from Thursday August 13. The DBX is now a production whip. It underlines Aston Martin’s growth plans into the luxury GT crossover market.
The DBX promises stylish, comfortable, practical and environmentally responsible luxury GT travel.
The 800+ bhp Aston Martin Vulcan will also be on display at the Aston Martin Estate alongside DBX. The Aston Martin Vulcan is powered by the most potent iteration yet of the company’s naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine.
With a power plant developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, this front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car draws extensively on the brand’s rich GT motorsport experience.
The new Lagonda Taraf super saloon draws inspiration from the highly sought-after William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976 and features many of the same cutting edge engineering techniques seen in modern Aston Martin sports cars, such as the extensive use of carbon fiber body panels.
The car is hand-built by the finest craftsmen and women at Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK in a dedicated building previously given over to the creation of the One-77 supercars.
The Lagonda Taraf will be exclusively available for viewings to customers and invited guests at the Aston Martin Estate August 13-15, as well as at Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on August 14.