Displacement: 5,935 cc
Horsepower: 434 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Engine Torque: 410 lb ft @ 5,000 rpm
Top Speed: 193 mph
0 - 60 mph: 4.3 seconds
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Aston Martin, the very name conjures up images of ultra-suave English secret agents and hard-fought wins after epic duels at such legendary circuits as Le Mans and Silverstone. The DB AR1 was conceived by Aston chairman, Dr. Ulrich Bez, after riding driving around Le Mans in a DBR1 in 2002, (the car in which Aston won Le Mans in 1959). He commissioned legendary coachbuilders, Zagato to execute his vision, resulting in this magnificent machine. One of only 99 built (this is number 28), they were available only as a two-seater and had no roof. Launched at the L.A. Motor Show in 2003, they sold out in three weeks. Each was fitted with an uprated 435 hp V12 engine, a six-speed transmission with a quick-shift gear lever and twin-plate clutch, specially designed 18 inch wheels and massive, racing Brembo brakes.
With its incredibly sensuous coachwork, finished in sumptuous Bowland Black and its rich, quilted interior in Soft White leather, this car is simply stunning. Further augmented with matching leather-trimmed door casings, coloured brake calipers and alumimium shift knob & switches, it defies belief. With just two owners and 2,531 miles, complete with all its original books, tools, manuals, cover & umbrellas, it is truly, as new.
The sticker price on this car was $248,960. It has been meticulously serviced since new, at a cost of over $10,000. With original examples of the last Zagato bodied Aston approaching $5 million, these extremely low-production cars are certainly bound to appreciate and so this represents a phenomenal opportunity to acquire an undoubted classic at its lowest level.