The Zagato press release of January 2003 states: “It is based on the current DB7 Vantage Volante (convertible) and boasts revised bodystyle with coachwork by Zagato”. The DB AR1 uses the 6.0 litre, 48-valve, V12 engine from the V12 Vanquish. It offers 435bhp compared with 420bhp of the DB7 Vantage.
Only 99 examples were produced for sale; Aston Martin built one additional example for their own factory collection. It has a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h) and a 0–60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 seconds. (wikipedia)
The production version of the
2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante
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2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato and DB AR1