Aston Martin DB AR1

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Aston Martin DB AR1
2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 by Zagato.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerAston Martin Limited
Production2003–2004
(100 produced)
DesignerZagato and Henrik Fisker
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer (S)
Body style2-door roadster
LayoutFR layout
RelatedAston Martin DB7
Powertrain
Engine5.9 L (5935 cc) V12
Chronology
PredecessorAston Martin DB7 Zagato
SuccessorAston Martin V12 Zagato
The interior of the DB AR1
DB AR1 with custom removable hardtop

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aston Martin Zagato DB AR1". Seriouswheels.com. 2 January 2003. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  2. ^ "rmsothebys.com".
  3. ^ "DB7 Zagato - DB AR1 - Aston Martin". www.astonmartin.com. Retrieved 2018-04-24.

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