A one of a kind Aston DB7 with royal status will go under the hammer at Historics Brooklands auction on Saturday September 1st. It is Saudi Arabian royal status mind you, as the car was commissioned by a member of the royal family. This ’98 DB7 is totally bespoke and is powered by a 6350cc V8 Vantage engine with 452 horsepower.
That makes it possibly the most powerful DB7 Gaydon has ever made. The engine came from an AMR1 racing car, and that is why this car has extra bulges and vents in its bonnet. They were necessary to keep it cool. What’s more, the suspension, steering and braking systems were also upgraded to cope with the speed this car could achieve. The brakes were exclusively made by AP Racing.
Now, this being an Arab car there’s always a slight worry about the visual features. But it actually doesn’t look bad at all in its Cheviot red paintwork and parchment leather interior complemented by oxblood piping and matching claret carpets.
This car has only done 3,220 miles which means it’s basically new. The auctioneers expect this DB7 to fetch between £70,000 and £80,000.