Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

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Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Zagato
Aston Martin DB7 Zagato - Flickr - exfordy.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerAston Martin
Production2002–2003
(100 produced, 99 sold)
DesignerAndrea Zagato at Zagato with Henrik Fisker
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer (S)
Body style2-door coupe
LayoutFR layout
RelatedAston Martin DB7
Powertrain
Engine6.0 L (5935 cc) V12
Transmission6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2531 mm (100 in)
Length4481 mm (176 in)
Width1861 mm (73 in)
Height1244 mm (49 in)
Curb weight1740 kg (3836 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorAston Martin V8 Zagato
SuccessorAston 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 (324 kW) at 6000 rpm and 410 lb⋅ft (556 N⋅m) 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 60 mm (2.4 in) shorter wheelbase and is 211 mm (8.3 in) shorter overall.[3] It is also approximately 130 lb (59 kg) lighter than the standard DB7.

References[edit]

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