Aston Martin DB AR1
|Aston Martin DB AR1|
|Manufacturer||Aston Martin Limited|
|Designer||Zagato and Henrik Fisker|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Grand tourer (S)|
|Body style||2-door roadster|
|Related||Aston Martin DB7|
|Engine||5.9 L (5935 cc) V12|
|Predecessor||Aston Martin DB7 Zagato|
|Successor||Aston Martin V12 Zagato|
The Aston Martin DB AR1 is a limited-edition grand tourer that was made by Aston Martin and Zagato for the United States market in 2003. The AR1 name stands for American Roadster 1. It was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2003, when it had no convertible top at all.
The DB AR1 is based on the DB7 Vantage Volante (convertible) and features a unique body designed Zagato in collaboration with Henrik Fisker. Only 99 examples were produced for sale, though Aston Martin built one additional example for their own factory collection. They were only offered for the U.S. market.
The DB AR1 uses the 5.9 litre, 48-valve, V12 engine from the DB7 producing 435 bhp (324 kW; 441 PS) at 6000 rpm and 410 lb⋅ft (556 N⋅m) of torque at 5000 rpm. It has a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h) and a 0–60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 seconds.
|Owner||David Brown||William Wilson||Minden & Sprague||Victor Gauntlett et al.||Ford||Independent consortium|
|2.6 ltr||3 ltr||Rapide||Lagonda||Taraf|
|Grand Tourer||DB4||DB5 & Volante||DBS & Vantage||DB7||Vantage|
|DB1||DB2||DB2/4 & MKIII||DB6||DBS V8 & AM V8||V8 Virage||V8||DB9 & V12 Virage||DB11|
|V8 Vantage||V8 Vantage||Vanquish||DBS V12||Vanquish|
|DB4 Zagato||V8 Zagato||DB7 Zagato||DB AR1||V12 Zagato||Valkyrie|