Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Models and DB7 Vantage History
The Aston Martin DB7 Vantage replaced both the supercharged six-cylinder powered DB7 and the Virage V8 Vantage for the 2000 model year. A DB7 Vantage hardtop and a DB7 Vantage Volante convertible were introduced for American performance luxury car audiences. While the upgraded grand tourer included an enlarged grille and other styling adjustments, the feature that most defined the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage from its predecessor was the twelve-cylinder powerplant. The 6.0-liter V-12 engine of the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage provided 420 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels of the exotic automobile. 0 to 60-mile per hour acceleration for the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage is rated at around 5 seconds. For 2002, a limited number of GT and GTA versions of the DB7 Vantage included several performance enhancements including a power bump to 435 horsepower. In a four-year period of production, 6,497 examples of the DB7 Vantage were built for the world market.