Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
The Aston Martin DB7 was launched in March 1993 at the Geneva Motor Show and marked the return of the six-cylinder Aston Martin. Penned by Ian Callum, the rakish lines of the DB7 were beautiful, hearkening back to iconic models from the sixties. In 1999 Aston Martin squeezed its first production 12-cylinder engine into the DB7 to create the potent DB7 Vantage. The 6.0-litre, 48-valve V-12 powerplant produced 420 bhp with 400 ft-lbs torque and provided blistering performance results with a 0-60 mph sprint in under five seconds. Aston Martin offered the DB7 Vantage in both coupé and Volante (cabriolet) forms with either a six-speed manual gearbox by Tremec or a five-speed automatic from ZF.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2011 at the Battersea Evolution, London.
420 bhp, 5.9-litre, 48-valve DOHC 5.9-litre V-12 engine, automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,590 mm.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Tom Wood