DB7 i6 GTS Coupe
DB7 i6 GTS Coupe

DB7 i6 GTS Coupe

(1996 - 1998)

The DB7 GTS was a special edition of the 6 cylinder DB7 especially commissioned and built for Aston Martin Sales of Mayfair and launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1996. The conversion work was carried out by the independent specialists in DB7's, Chiltern Aston (aka Car Care Works) of Hertfordshire. Not only have new cars been converted but previously owned models can have the modifications retro fitted. Both Coupe and Volantes were have been converted to GTS specification. It is possible to see DB7's which have had some GTS / GTS II features retro fitted, but all 'true' cars have the 'Zagato' style bulges with louvers.

DB7 i6 GTS Coupe
  • Air louvers set into twin ‘Zagato style’ bonnet bulges
  • Window quarters and scuttle panel painted body colour
  • Black ‘Le Mans’ style mesh grille with bright surround
  • Speedline Aliseo split rim wheels with body coloured centres (also Mistral available)
  • Yellow nose cone and fine coachline
  • Sports exhaust system
  • White instrument dials with GTS logo and a wood rimmed steering wheel (half wood on airbag wheels)
  • Yellow edged overmats
  • Additional wood veneers around the instruments plus a Garrard Swiss analogue clock

The GTS was superseded by the revised GTS II in 1998. By 2016, over 50 DB7’s, both i6 and V12 have been modified to either GTS or GTS II spec according to the Chiltern Aston website.

Interestingly, the colour combination often seen in GTS cars was replicated on the works team DBR9, the N430 and has now become the signature colour scheme for the AMR cars.