DB7 i6 prototypes to race spec
DB7 i6 prototypes to race spec

DB7 i6 prototypes to race spec

(1993 - 1994)

Once development of the DB7 i6 had progressed to production, the many prototype cars were surplus to the companies requirements. Normally these would have been crushed to prevent used prototype parts being sold on and being used on road cars. Since the fortunes of the company meant that money was tight, two prototype DB7 i6's were sold off to trusted customers to be made into race cars with the expectation that they wouldn't be road registered.

 

DB7 i6 prototypes to race spec

One such early factory development vehicle was a unique sight at AMOC race meetings during the early 2000’s; raced by Ronnie Farmer and modified and prepared by Aston Engineering of Derby. Whilst it runs in the mildly modified class, the aggressive front aerofoil is anything but mild. In addition to the factory developed DB7 GT, this is the only other DB7 that I have ever seen actively on the race track.

This impressive car secured it’s first outright victory at the AMOC Mallory Park meeting during 2001.

A second car has been owned by Geoffrey Marsh, well known in AMOC Racing circles, the car has never been fully developed due to owning a similar DB7 V12 race car. It has a much strengthened RML bodyshell, roll cage, improved suspension and a 6 cylinder engine developed by Aston Engineering of Derby. The car was offered with an un-numbered i6 body shell at the 2015 Bonhams Aston Matin Works auction.