1996→1999 Aston Martin DB7 Volante


1996→1999 Aston Martin DB7 Volante
Aston Martin DB7 Volante.

1996→1999 Aston Martin DB7 Volante

At the 1996 North American International Auto Show, Aston Martin revealed their 2-door convertible known as the Volante.

In 1999, the model was replaced outright by the V12-powered DB7 Vantage Volante.

Story by Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1996 – 1999
released at 1996 NAIAS
built at Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England
price $ $ 150,000
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

Auction Sales History

1996→1999 Aston Martin DB7 Volante

1998 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VOLANTE CABRIOLET – sold for €23,827 The car offered is liveried in grey and has leather upholstery in light grey with blue piping, and navy blue carpet. It is right-hand drive, with automatic gearbox and CD loader in the boot. The odometer reads 77,000 miles, corresponding to 124,000 km. Coming with service manual and original tool kit, the car has been regularly serviced, which is clear from its fine presentation and the way it drives.
Auction Source: 2012 Sport & GTs au Mans Classic by Artcurial