Aston Martin DB7 Coupe
1994-2004, 7000 produced.
Coupe,2 doors, 2+2 seats
Aston Martin launched its most important model of all time in 1994, the DB7. The DB7 was a development of the moth-balled Jaguar F-Type platform with a beautifully sleek body styled by Ian Callum and a supercharged 3.2 litre six cylinder engine built for Aston by TWR.
The DB7 quickly established itself as a highly desirable coupe and has been continuously developed by Aston Martin with the help of parent company Ford. In 1996 the car received some improvements which included twin air-bags, new seats and better door seals.
A special edition DB7 Dunhill version was offered in 1998 in conjunction with London based Alfred Dunhill which featured special wheels, interior and a unique paint finish. A special package of handling and styling accessories were also made available under the banner "DB7 Driving Dynamics"
Although officially still available the six cylinder DB7 was effectively replaced by the V12 Vantage version in 1999.
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Independent/Coil Springs||Independent/Coil Springs|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|159 mph||5.9 s||19 mpg||335 bhp|
|Publication||Classic Cars November 2008|
|Sibling rivalry- Ultimate badge engineering or a legend reborn - either way the Aston Martin DB7 owed much to its parts-donor sister the Jaguar XJS. Today it's worth three times the price. But is it worth it?|
Buy an Aston Martin DB7
|Publication||Classic Cars November 2007|
|Buy an Aston Martin DB7- When Aston Martin Unveiled its new sophisticated but user-friendly sports car in 1993 the world took notice. It attracts as much attention today as it did then. Here's how to buy the right one.|
Buyers Guide - Aston Martin DB4-6
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car February 2012|
|Buyers Guide - Aston Martin DB4-6 - The ultimate Astons have rocketed in price so you need to inspect a potential purchase carefully, says Malcolm McKay.|
Jaguar XJS v Aston Martin DB7
|Publication||Jaguar Enthusiast March 2008|
|Jaguar XJS v Aston Martin DB7- Nigel Thorley and Dave Marks along with Richard Phillips explore the merits of an Aston compared to its contemporary Jaguar|
Buyers guide - Aston Martin DB7
|Publication||Octane October 2007|
|Buyers guide - Aston Martin DB7 - The DB9 is riding high. as are its 1960s ancestors. But what about the DB7, an excellent sports GT that's now going for a more affordable £25,000? Buy carefully and it could be the best way into the rarefield world of Astons.|
Sisters under the skin
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car November 2005|
|Sisters under the skin - Two gorgeous XJ-S successors were born in the '90s: the DB7 and XK8. The winner is not the obvious choice, says Andrew Frankel.|