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Aston Martin DB7 Vantage

The DB7 Vantage in MM2

The Aston Martin DB7 Vantage is a standard vehicle that is unlocked through completing the Final Exam in the London Crash Course. It is one of the fastest cars in the game, behind the Panoz GTR-1. In HQTM Team's Classic Madness mod, it is replaced by the classic Aston Martin DB5.

HistoryEdit

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A real Aston Martin DB7

The Aston Martin DB7 was introduced in 1994 to add a coupe to the brand's lineup alongside the V8 Vantage muscle car. The vehicle was designed with huge influence from Jaguar (hence the similarities to the Jaguar XK-8 of the era), while also taking styling cues from the DB series of the 1950s and 60s (particularly the Aston Martin DB5). The Aston Martin DB7 Vantage was introduced in 1999 as a higher-end performance model, which housed a powerful V12 engine. In 2002, further performance models, the V12 GT and GTA, were released, before design house Zagato released their own version in 2002. In 2004, the DB7 ceased production, to be followed by the beautiful Aston Martin DB9, and subsequently, the new DBS which starred in 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. Aston Martin have also produced Vanquish and Vantage models, as well as the four-seat Rapide and super-fast One-77, as well as the DBR9 and DBRS9 racecars.

StatsEdit

  • Top Speed: 178 mph
  • Horsepower: 420 bhp
  • Mass: 3913 lbs
  • Durability: Low

Available ColoursEdit

  • Islay Blue (originally named "Periwinkle" in the early beta versions of MM2)
  • Southerland Red (originally named "Rose" in the early beta versions of MM2)
  • Mendip Blue (originally named "Cobalt" in the early beta versions of MM2)
  • Chiltern Green (originally named "Verdigris" in the early beta versions of MM2)
  • Scorcher (originally had an exclamation point added in the early beta versions of MM2)

TriviaEdit

  • Like the Panoz Roadster, the DB7 uses the wrong drivetrain in the game. It is set as a front-wheel drive instead of a rear-wheel drive.
  • Southerland Red is a misspelling of Sutherland Red.
  • This car was originally going to be based on the standard DB7. This can be seen in the beta versions of the game, where the DB7's vehicle showcase uses a different picture and the car is simply called the 'Aston Martin DB7'. This later changed in the final release.
  • In the early beta versions of the game, the DB7's colors had different names (except "Scorcher," which had an exclamation point added).
  • Due to the shape of its BOUND, the DB7 has a tendency to hit curbs, usually from its front end.
  • Coincidentally, its sound files were misspelt as Austin. The Austin Motor Company were a British motor company who were one of the car companies that produced the original Mini. Austin-Healey was a division of the Austin Motor Company, who built British sports cars.

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