The DB AR1 (standing for American Roadster 1) was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2003. It is based on the DB7 Vantage Volante and features a unique body designed by Zagato in collaboration with Henrik Fisker. Only 99 examples were produced for sale, though Aston Martin built one additional example for their own factory collection. They were offered principally for the U.S. market, although a few made there way into Europe. The AR1 was intended for sunny American states and as such had no roof of any kind.
The DB AR1 uses the 5.9 litre, 48-valve, V12 engine from the DB7 producing 435 bhp (324 kW; 441 PS) at 6000 rpm and 410 lb?ft (556 N?m) of torque at 5000 rpm. It has a top speed of 185 mph (298 km/h) and a 0–60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration time of 4.9 seconds.
The car we are offering for sale is chassis number ONE. It has covered just 800 miles from new and is in 'as new' condition.
See more pictures of this car and the Aston Martin press release here:
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In current ownership the car has been sparing used only for Aston Martin events and concourse in the UK
With the car is included the number plate AR02 ZAG and a large history file and printed details about this and the AR 1 project, plus the owners hand book. In addition the personal production book signed by Dr Ulrich Bez.
Further more the book has also been signed personally by the one and only Carol Shelby !
Finally included with this car is the original show display information board. (see pictures)
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- Marque: Aston Martin
- Model: Virage Volante
- Engine: V8, 5.340 cm3, 303 pk
- First registration: 10 November 1992
- Odometer: 30.950 km
- Exterior colour: Aston Green Metallic
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