miercuri, 23 martie 2016

Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato 2003 - World Of Classic Cars -

Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato 2003

Looking to reinvigorate sales and interest in the Aston Martin brand, Ford once again teamed up with Zagato in 2002 to create a limited-production, coachbuilt grand touring car in the spirit of the DB4GT Zagato of the 1960s and the V8 Vantage Zagato of the 1980s.
A design collaboration between Andrea Zagato and Aston Martin’s then-chief designer Henrik Fisker, the DB7 Zagato utilized key design cues from both Aston Martin and Zagato to help give the car a distinct look but make it instantly recognizable to enthusiasts as both an Aston Martin and Zagato product. Based on Aston Martin’s existing DB7 platform, the car was powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine, which produced 435 brake horsepower and provided the car with a 0–60 time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph.
Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato 2003

As the U.S. market was not offered the DB7 Zagato coupe, it was only right that Aston Martin and Zagato offer another limited-production product for their American clients, and thus, the DB AR1 was born. First shown at the 2003 Los Angeles Auto Show, the DB AR1 was an exciting fully open roadster that remained largely similar to its closed sibling, and it was instantly regarded as one of the best designs that both Aston Martin and Zagato had ever produced.
Finished new in Tungsten Silver over a Charcoal and Claret Red interior, this U.S.-delivery example remains in virtually as-new condition.