1994→2003 Aston Martin DB7

Under the direction of Ford Motor Company, the DB7 was engineered by Tom Walkinshaw Racing as a smaller alternative to the V8 Vantages. TWR worked with both Jaguar & Ford components and the result was the first regular steel bodied Aston Martin.

Ian Callum was responsible for the overall design which bears a slight resemblance to the first generation Jaguar XK8 which uses the same chassis.

TWR was also responsible for development of the Inline-6 which used a Zytec electronic multi-point fuel injection and water-cooled Eaton Rootes-Type supercharger.

In 1996 a Volante convertible version became available and in 1999 the much more powerful Vantage was released with a 5.9-liter V12. Story by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1994 – 2003
released at 1993 Geneva Motor Show
built at Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England
price $ $ 125,000
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Eaton Rootes-Type supercharger
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed Zytec electronic multi-point fuel injection
displacement 3239 cc / 197.7 in³
bore 91.0 mm / 3.58 in
stroke 83.0 mm / 3.27 in
compression 8.3:1
power 249.8 kw / 335.0 bhp @ 5750 rpm
specific output 103.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 189.91 bhp per tonne
torque 489.5 nm / 361.0 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
redline 6000
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front tires F 245/40ZR-18
rear tires R 245/40ZR-18
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS & Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ABS & Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 45.7 x 40.6 cm / 18.0 x 16.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 40.6 cm / 18.0 x 16.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1764 kg / 3889 lbs
wheelbase 2591 mm / 102.0 in
front track 1524.0 mm / 60.0 in
rear track 1529 mm / 60.2 in
length 4646 mm / 182.9 in
width 1829 mm / 72.0 in
height 1237 mm / 48.7 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.55:1, 2.04:1, 1.40:1, 4.00:1, 0.74:1
final drive 3.50:1
top speed ~265.5 kph / 165.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~15.4 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.7 seconds