Aston Martin unveiled the limited-edition DB7 Zagato at Pebble Beach in 2002, celebrating a rekindled partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato. The two companies had collaborated in the past with the DB4 Zagato in the 1960s and the V8 Zagato in the 1980s. Based on the DB7 GT Coupe, the DB7 Zagato was only available for the 2003 model year, with just 99 examples built for the UK, Europe and Asia combined.
One of the most distinctive elements of this car was Zagato’s iconic ‘double bubble’ roof along with a wide front grille featuring Aston’s signature S-grille on the bumper. This kind of styling was the result of the collaboration between Henrik Fisker, Aston Martin’s chief designer at the time, and Zagato designer Norihiko Harada. The DB7 Zagato’s aluminum bodywork was hand-built in Italy before being sent to Aston’s factory in England for final assembly, which takes around 250 hours to complete each car.
A modified version of the 6.0-litre V12 producing 440 hp at 6,000 rpm and 410 lbs-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm is under the bonnet. It is linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox, sending power to the rear-wheels. Among the modifications include sportier suspension, and a shorter axle ratio for improved acceleration.
This example is DB7 Zagato #90 of the 99 built, which has a Mercury Grey exterior finish and Brown Leather interior. The car has 1,963 miles on the odometer, making this a very rare and desirable Aston Martin Zagato.
Mileage: 1963 kilometers
Exterior Color: Mercury Grey