Aston Martin DB7

This vehicle, the Aston Martin DB7, was a grand touring ride made by Aston Martin from September 1994 to December 2003 and was offered as either a coupe or a convertible. It made center stage at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1993. The Aston Martin V8s, specifically the V8 Virage that was introduced a few years earlier, were replaced by the six-cylinder DB7. In fact, the DB7 turned out to be the most successful Aston Martin model ever made, with more than 7,000 vehicles built before it was replaced by the DB9. The original styling of the DB7 was completed by Ian Callum, which he should be proud of considering it is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and timeless of automotive designs ever conceptualized. Internally, the DB7 was known as the NPX project, which was initiated to replace the twenty-year-old Aston Martin V8. This was a communal effort between parties, such that it was made mostly with the resources from Jaguar and had the financial backing of the Ford Motor Company, who owned Aston Martin as of 1988. Drivers may recognize the appeal of the DB7 as being similar to that of the Jaguar XJS's, be it though with many changes. These coveted automobiles were manufactured at Bloxham, Oxfordshire, where every single DB7 would be built from start to finish ' all through production. Drivers who were looking for a convertible experience and enjoyed feeling the wind blowing in their hair may have sought out the Volante version, a convertible, which was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 1996. Power is more than satisfactory in both models, as each has a supercharged straight-6 engine that produced 335 bhp (246 kW). This luxury, style and performance was not cheap however, in the United States, the Coupe sold for $140,000, and the Volante for $150,000.