Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

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Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Zagato
Aston Martin DB7 Zagato - Flickr - exfordy.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Aston Martin
Production 2002–2003
(100 produced, 99 sold)
Designer Andrea Zagato at Zagato with Henrik Fisker
Body and chassis
Class Grand tourer (S)
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout FR layout
Related Aston Martin DB7
Powertrain
Engine 6.0 L (5935 cc) V12
Transmission 6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2531 mm (100 in)
Length 4481 mm (176 in)
Width 1861 mm (73 in)
Height 1244 mm (49 in)
Curb weight 1740 kg (3836 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Aston Martin V8 Zagato
Successor Aston Martin DB AR1
Aston Martin DB7 Zagato


The Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Zagato is a limited-edition grand tourer made by Aston Martin/Zagato. It was introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2002 and later shown at the Paris Motor Show in October 2002.

Production[edit]

The DB7 Zagato was only offered for the 2003 model year, with a limited run of 99 cars built (a 100th car was produced for the Aston Martin museum), all of which immediately sold out. The car has a steel body designed in collaboration between Andrea Zagato at Zagato and Henrik Fisker and features the signature ‘double-bubble’ Zagato roofline.[1] It also features a unique Analine leather interior not found on the normal DB7 and Zagato styled 5-spoke alloy wheels. The car was only available in the UK, Europe and South East Asia.[2]

Performance[edit]

Like the DB7 Vantage on which it is based, the DB7 Zagato is powered by a 6.0 L V12 engine that has been tuned to now produce 435 hp at 6000 rpm and 410 lbs-ft of torque at 5000 rpm. Power goes to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed automatic.[2] It featured upgraded suspension and brakes as well It has a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h) and a 0–60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 seconds.

Unlike the later DB AR1, the Zagato is built on a shortened chassis that has a 60mm shorter wheelbase and is 211mm shorter overall.[3] It is also approximately 130 lbs lighter than the standard DB7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aston Martin DB7 Zagato". www.classicdriver.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24. 
  2. ^ a b "DB7 Zagato - DB AR1 - Aston Martin". www.astonmartin.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24. 
  3. ^ "Aston Martin DB7 Zagato - First Look - Motor Trend". Motor Trend. 2002-11-23. Retrieved 2018-04-24.