Used Aston Martin DB7 Volante 1994 - 2004 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

1994 - 2004 review
Aston Martin DB7 Volante (94 - 04)
  • Aston Martin DB7 Volante (94 - 04)
  • Aston Martin DB7 Volante (94 - 04)
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What's the used Aston Martin DB7 sports like?

The Aston Martin DB7 Volante is arguably one of the best-looking convertibles of all time. Long sensuous lines, an air of exclusivity and a famous badge make it a classic.

The 6.0-litre V12 engine produces 420bhp, giving great performance with a maximum speed of 165mph, but it's docile at real-world speeds.

The Volante isn't as composed on the road as the DB7 coupe, but it's still a great drive. However, this is not a sports car, and is better suited to the open highway than tight, twisty roads.

There's a fair amount of wind buffeting in the DB7 Volante, but it does allow you to hear all 12 cylinders sing, and few owners complain about the snarling soundtrack.

The hood feels low-tech by today's standards and everything is done by hand. It's fiddly and not very quick to erect or fold away, while the tonneau is tricky to fit. Boot space is severely limited.