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Aston Martin DB7

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The DB7, known as the NPX project, was made mostly resources from Jaguar and had the backing of the Ford Motor owner of Aston Martin 1988 to 2007. The DB7’s is an evolution of the Jaguar XJS ‘s, with many changes. The started life as the still-born F type (XJ41 – coupe / – convertible) designed by Keith

Ford cancelled this car and the design was grafted onto an XJS The styling received modest by Ian Callum so that it looked an Aston Martin. The first Jaguar XK-8 also an evolution of the XJ-S/DB7 platform and the share a family resemblance, the Aston Martin was significantly expensive and rare.

The DB7 was engineered in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, by Tom Racing on behalf of Aston The engines continued to be built in during the production run of the vehicle.

production of the Virage (soon V8 following Vantage styling continuing at Newport Pagnell. a new was acquired at Bloxham. Oxfordshire had previously been used to the Jaguar XJ220. where DB7 would be built throughout its run. The DB7 and its relatives were the Aston Martins produced in and the only ones with a unit construction inherited Jaguar (Aston Martin had used aluminium for the bodies of cars, and models introduced the DB7 use aluminium for the chassis as well as for major body parts).

The convertible Volante version was at the North American International Show in Detroit in 1996. [ 1 ] versions have a supercharged engine that produced (250#160;kW; 340#160;PS) and 361#160;lb·ft of torque. In the United States, the sold for $140,000, and the Volante for Works Service provided a Driving Dynamics package, greatly enhanced performance and for drivers who wanted more the standard configuration.

V12 Vantage [ edit ]

In 1999, the powerful DB7 V12 Vantage was introduced at the Motor Show. Its 5.9 litre, V12 engine produced 420#160;bhp 426#160;PS) and 400#160;lb·ft (540#160;N·m) of It has a compression ratio of 10.3:1. were available with a TREMEC T-56 six speed or a ZF 5HP30 five speed gearbox.

Aston Martin it had a top speed of either 186#160;mph with the manual gearbox or (266#160;km/h) with the automatic and would accelerate from (97#160;km/h) in 4.9 seconds. [ 2 ] It is 4,692#160;mm 1,830#160;mm (72.0#160;in) wide, (48.9#160;in) high, with a of 1,800#160;kg (3,968.3#160;lb).

After the launch of the Vantage, of the supercharged straight-6 engine DB7 had considerably and so production was ended by

V12 GT and GTA [ edit ]

In 2002, a new variant was named V12 GT or V12 GTA when equipped an automatic transmission. It was essentially an version of the Vantage, its V12 engine 435#160;bhp (324#160;kW; 441#160;PS) and (560#160;N·m) of torque. Aesthetically, to the Vantage it has a mesh front vents in the bonnet (hood), a (trunk) spoiler, an aluminium lever, optional carbon trim and new wheels.

It also has 355#160;mm (14.0#160;in) and 330#160;mm (13.0#160;in) rear disc brakes made by When being tested by Clarkson on Top Gear in 2003, he the car’s ability to pull in fourth gear and continue it hit the rev limiter at a speedometer indicated (217#160;km/h).

Special editions [ ]

A number of special-edition DB7 cars built:

DB7 I6

1998 Alfred Edition – 150 platinum metallic with a built-in humidor

Neiman-Marcus Edition – 10 special cars for the 1998 Neiman Christmas catalogue

1999 Stratstone Edition – 19 black cars, 9 coupes and 10

1998 Beverly Hills – 6 Midnight Blue, 2 coupes and 4

DB7 V12 Vantage

2003 Jubilee Edition – 24 jubilee blue were made for Europe and 26 made for North America to the Golden Jubilee of Queen II

2002 Keswick Limited – A small number of nero black models

2003 Edition – 33 (of an announced 100) blue cars to celebrate the end of DB7 production

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