DB7/DB7 Volante 1994-1999
SPECIFICATION Engine 3228cc, in-line 6, s/c Power 335bhp @ 5750rpm Torque 361lb ft @ 3000rpm 0-60mph 5.8sec Top speed 157mph Aston couldn’t survive building handfuls of handbuilt supercars; a more affordable model was needed. Ford, who had bought a majority share in AML in 1987, knew this and in 1994 launched the Ian Callum-styled DB7 – evoking memories of the 1960s DB cars – with a supercharged 3.2-litre straight-six and a steel monocoque that had its origins at Jaguar (Ford-owned at the time). A Volante followed in 1996. DB7 sales eventually topped 7000, making it then by far the most numerous Aston. Buying guide, Vantage issue 3.