With Aston Martin under the protective wing of Ford, a new world of resources became available, not only providing new funding, but access to some of the best vehicle engineering facilities in the world.
Aston Martin revealed the DB7 at the Geneva Motorshow in 1993, with production starting in 1994 at a new factory in Bloxham, near Banbury in Oxfordshire. The new TWR built engine was a light alloy, twin overhead camshaft, supercharged straight six of 3228cc . Featuring 32 valves, Zytec electronic multi-point fuel injection and a water cooled Eaton, 'Rootes' type, supercharger which was driven by a toothed belt from the camshaft.
Although it didn't appear for almost 3 years after the DB7's unveiling, Aston Martin had every intention of creating a convertible version. In 1996, the Volante made its debut at the Los Angeles and Detroit motor show
The new TWR built engine was a light alloy, twin overhead camshaft, supercharged straight six of 3,228cc
EngineStraight 6, 3228 cc, 355 bhp @ 5500 rpm, 368 lbs-ft @ 3000 rpm
Transmission5-speed gearbox or 4-speed automatic
Dimensions4631 x 1820 x 1268 mm
Top Speed165 mph
0 - 60 mph5.8 sec