2003 ASTON MARTIN DB7 GT
- Just 190 GT’s and GTA’s were produced (85 for the UK and 105 overseas)
- Impressive file with invoices from Aston Martin for almost €50.000,- Euro
- Very last series of the DB7 with most powerful V12 engine
- If you are looking for a DB7 as a usable investment this rare model has to be the one to go for
The Aston Martin DB7 is a grand tourer which was produced by Aston Martin from September 1994 to December 2004. The grand tourer was available either as a coupe or a convertible.
In 2002 the final and most powerful version of the DB7 was introduced at the British International Motor Show.
She was called the V12 GT (as a manual version) or V12 GTA (when equipped with an automatic transmission).
The production of the GT was extremely limited, as only 190 GT’s with just 85 of these cars for the UK market and 64 for the US.
The V12 was tweaked to deliver 435 bhp (an increase from 420bhp of the DB7 vantage) and also additional torque – up from 400 lb/ft to 410 lb/ft.
The suspension was substantially modified and had thus stiffened the chassis by 20%. Special attention was paid to the aerodynamic balance for high speed stability with the adoption of additional sweeps for the under tray, wheel arch liner extensions and a revised boot lid spoiler which emphasizes the new look. These additions helped to reduce lift by almost 50%.
The car also featured twin bonnet vents not dissimilar to those seen on the V12 Vanquish for better air-flow management and to help dissipate heat. Also fitted was a distinctive wire mesh radiator grille and lower air intake.
Standard the GT was fitted with 5 spoke 18 inch alloy wheels but this specific DB7 GT has the optional 19 inch 9 spoke wheels which could be ordered when the GT was new.
Also the GT features a free flowing exhaust with a by pass valve to give an exhaust note just like the V12 Vanquish. The revised quick-shift gear lever on the Db7 Gt and racing twin-plate clutch enabled the driver to maximise use of the increase in power and torque and offers a faster gear change than a standard Db7 Vantage. Larger Brembo brake discs and upgraded pads also improved braking performance.
The final drive was changed from the 3.77 in the Vantage to 4.09 in the GT, so although top speed remained at 185 mph, acceleration was much improved, reducing the time to 100 km/h from 5.7 seconds, to a shade under 5 seconds.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
This specific Aston Martin DB7 GT has been ordered new in Germany. Money did not seem to be an issue as the car has been ordered with several unique options.
Just to start with the exterior color. This is an out of range/special color from Ferrari, called Tour de France Blue. The color suits the Aston Martin extremely well. Furthermore the car is fitted with optional 19 instead of 18 inch wheels.
The Aston was delivered new in 2003 and have been impressively maintained.
Just as an example, from 2011 until now there has been almost € 50.000,- spend on the car at the Aston Martin dealer and invoices are available.
The body of this Aston is in very nice order. The car has been well maintained and one can see this clearly when looking at the exterior.
The front bumper has been resprayed recently because of stone chips.
All wheels have been resprayed recently to take away parking damages on the side of the wheels.
There are no dents or scratches seen on the car and it is very clear that this car has been traded very well during it’s life.
The extra details on the GT such as the air intake on the bonnet and the small spoiler at the back of the Aston make the car absolutely stunning to look at.
To be completely honest, the leather quality was probably a bit too high for the Aston Martin DB 7 which caused some damages on many DB 7’s because the leather was just too soft, but this DB7 still has an extremely nice interior.
One can find some small damages on the side of the seats but this can be easy solved although it also shows the patina of the car. If the new owner would like to have the seats without any signs of wearing we can arrange this.
The original GT sport seats are fantastic. The seat position is very comfortable but amongst that, the seats are also extremely nice looking.
The original GT chrome gear knob finishes the interior.
When sitting in the car and looking over the impressive bonnet one can easily recognize the two extra air intake holes and these sort of details are just fabulous and make the GT so nice.
We have had many DB 7’s so we dare to say that we know how these cars are driving, but this GT is absolutely 1 of a kind.
The car is an amazing tool to drive with.
We had the opportunity to pick up the Aston in Germany and drove her back to Holland. After this trip it might be clear that we fell in love with the car.
She is absolutely amazing to drive with. The incredible power, the amazing sound and the wonderful handling are making the GT a big joy to drive.
But amongst the fabulous driving capabilities, the Aston is still 1 of the nicest cars ever produced so it’s fantastic to look at her.