2003 ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 ZAGATO ROADSTER
--Aston Martin Racing Green with All Dark Tan piped Light Tan leather interior with Brown carpeting edged Light Tan, 1,958 miles from new, 6-speed manual transmission, #12 of a total of 99 manufactured for the world wide market, Collector owned from new.
The DB AR1 is derived from DB7 - the most successful Aston Martin of all time. The DB American Roadster 1 (DB AR1) boasts revised body styling with coachwork by Zagato of Italy. It incorporates a number of dynamic elements, which have been finely engineered to offer a new dimension to the Aston Martin driving experience.
Available only as a two-seater, the DB AR1 has a large distinctive radiator grille and accentuating rear wheel arches, while the carefully detailed features such as the reverse/fog light combination provide graphic evidence of intricate hand craftsmanship and quality that has become an Aston Martin trademark.
The car is powered by an up-rated 'GT' version of the V12, with power up to 435 bhp and torque to 410 lb ft. The active sports exhaust system with rear muffler by-pass valves - as used on the V12 Vanquish - provide the DB AR1 with a very distinctive exhaust note. The DB AR1 is also fitted with the DB7 GT quick-shift gear lever and special multi-spoke 19" alloy wheels with revised offset to give a wider track (8x19" front, 9½x19" rear), equipped with 245/35 ZR19 front and 265/30 rear low profile tires. Braking is supplied through Brembo discs as well as an up-rated brake booster unit as used on the V12 Vanquish for a firmer and more consistent pedal feel.
This DB AR1 is as new throughout.