DB7 i6 Driving Dynamics
DB7 i6 Driving Dynamics

DB7 i6 Driving Dynamics

(1997 - 1999)

When the customer wanted their i6 DB7 to become something special, the car had to go the AML Works Service in Newport Pagnell for that extra touch. The Driving, Visual and Chassis Dynamics packages offered menu of enhancements for the i6 DB7 that evolved from the stillborn DB7 i6 GT. Under the skin were up-rated brakes based on those of the supercharged V8 Vantage, up-rated suspension, sports exhaust and traction control. Bodywork enhancements, marketed under 'Visual Dynamics' included revised front spoiler, sill extension, rear bumper with lower valance and a boot spoiler.

DB7 i6 Driving Dynamics

A larger intercooler for the supercharger was also available letting the engine breathe denser air – together with a free-flowing exhaust manifold increased power by upto 50 bhp, giving as potential 385 bhp. Cars with such aftermarket enhancements are also known as ‘Works Prepared’ and often feature the addition of the green ‘Works Prepared’ badge, although the modifications were also available from official AM dealers worldwide (where such after market modifications are allowed of course).

The upgrade wasn’t a cheap option. The most desirable upgrade was the package of the suspension, brakes and wheel cost £14,000 including VAT. The ‘Visual Dynamics’ bodywork enhancement on its own was £3600. The invoice for a DB7i6 with the whole package of suspension, brakes, wheels, bodykit, boot spoiler, traction control and performance exhaust would have been in excess of £24,000.

The exceptional DB7 below without the additional bodywork was used by Works Service to showcase a number of works prepared enhancements available aftermarket. Finished in Cognac, the car features Sports exhausts, round supercharged Vantage rear lamps with revised bumper, plus numerous performance modifications. The Visual Dynamics package was later made available on the V12 powered DB7 Vantage. Whilst the round rear lights were popular, these later cars are rarely seen with the bodykit.