The Evolution of Aston Martin’s DB Series

The DB nameplate was retired in 1972 and brought back in 1994 for the release of the DB7. Intended as a cheaper and smaller Aston Martin, it went back to the Straight-6 engine, which moved it along rather smoothly despite the heavy steel frame. A V12 engine was eventually introduced with the DB7 Vantage, upping the power to 435bhp, but V12 or not, the DB7 is prominent not because of its performance, but because it’s one of the sexiest cars ever built.

Two variants were eventually introduced – the DB7 Volante convertible and the high-performance limited edition Vantage Zagato grand tourer.