(2002 - 2003)

The GTA was introduced alongside the GT at the 2002 Birmingham Motor Show with a 5 speed Touchtronic automatic gearbox and with the engine in standard Vantage 420 bhp tune. Apparently, the Touchtronic gearbox was not designed to cope with the additional power of the full spec 435 bhp GT engine.


Other than the gearbox, engine specification and badging, the GTA is otherwise identical to the GT. This includes the wheels, suspension and braking upgrades as well as the additional vents, mesh grille and upturned spoiler on the boot.

The DB7 GTA is an even rarer car than the DB7 GT, with only 112 ever built; 60 of which were sold on the UK market and only 17 for the USA.

  • Body/Coachwork:
    • Two door 2+2 coupe
    • Steel under-frame with steel body panels. Composite front wings, sills, boot lid and front & rear bumper/apron
    • Side-impact protection in doors
    • Drag Coefficient 0.32 Cd
    • Anodised Wire mesh grille top and bottom with GTA badge
    • Revised bonnet with bulge & twin grilles (inc side strake grilles)
    • Rear bootlid flip tail
    • Additional sweeps for the undertray, wheel arch liner extensions
  • Interior:
    • Full Bridge of Weir leather with Silky Oak Grey Stained veneer set. Vantage veneers including carbon fibre optional
    • Alcantara headlining, Firth carpets. Wilton carpets optional (as used on the ‘V’ cars)
    • Electrically operated, heated  Sports seats with extended shoulder contours, plain leather on outer panels, Alcantara centre panels
    • CFC free automatic climate control
    • Driver and front passenger airbags
    • AM branded Becker audio unit, Becker Trafic Pro GPS system optional
    • Megamos alarm system and PATs engine immobiliser
    • Aluminium air-conditioning panel switches, Aluminium Full length sill plates, Aluminium GT gearknob
    • Parchment dials & clock
  • Engine:
    • V12 60° all aluminium alloy. Four overhead camshafts with four valves per cylinder, codename AM702. Engine number prefix AM2/
    • Bore 89 mm. Stroke 79.5 mm.  Capacity 5935cc. Compression ratio 10.3:1
    • Compression ratio 10.3:1
    • Max power 420 bhp @ 6000rpm
    • Max torque 400 lb/ft @ 5000rpm
    • Twin EECV engine management system with multi-point sequential fuel injection and ‘Coil on Plug’ ignition system
    • Fully catalysed active sports stainless steel exhaust system with 4 Oxygen sensors / three-way catalytic convertors, exhaust gas recirculation, Evaporative loss purge
    • Rear muffler by- pass valves closed between 1500 and 3500 rpm
  • Transmission:
    • ‘Touchtronic’ transmission with manual gearshift control using ‘+’ and ‘-‘ sports steering wheel mounted gear shift buttons
    • Final Drive, GKN Powerlock limited slip differential. 3.77:1
  • Steering:
    • Rack and pinion , power assisted 2.76 turns, lock-to-lock
    • Column tilt and reach adjustments
    • Colour keyed steering wheel
    • Addition of lateral snubber washers to steering rack. Improved rack location provides an increase in positive steering in-put and feedback
  • Wheels and tyres:
    • Unique Aston Martin 5 spoke aluminium alloy wheels, 8J x 18  front and 9J  x 18 rear
    • Bridgestone 245/35 18 tyres front, 265/30 18 rear
  • Suspension:
    • Front:    Independent double wishbone, coil springs, mono-tube dampers with anti-roll bar.
    • Rear:     Independent double wishbone with longitudinal control arms, coil springs, mono-tube dampers. With anti-roll bar
    • Revised damper settings and new front damper top mounts.  Change from linear to digressive damping
    • Stiffer bushes (55∞ to 65∞).  Improved location of the front lower wishbone to deliver better lateral control/handling.
    • Improved location of the front sub frame provides better lateral control/handling. Additional snubbers for 6 shooter bushes fitted.
    • Front suspension bump stop lowered by 3mm.  Increased wheel movement improves the ride quality.
    • An additional brace has been added to the rear lower suspension offering increased stability by reducing toe out under braking.
  • Brakes:
    • Front: Brembo, 355mm grooved steel discs with four piston calipers. uprated Pagid RS 4-2-1 front pads
    • Rear: Brembo, 330mm grooved steel discs with four piston calipers, integral drum hand brake, Textar pads
    • Teves Mk 20 anti-lock braking system with traction control
    • Silver Coloured brake calipers
    • An uprated brake booster unit – as used on the V12 Vanquish
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 4692 mm
    • Width: 1830 mm excluding wing mirrors
    • Height: 1243 mm
    • Wheelbase: 2591 mm
    • Front Track: 1516 mm
    • Rear Track: 1531 mm
    • Kerb Weight: 1852 kg
    • Fuel Tank Capacity: 89 litres
  • Performance:
    • Top Speed: 165 mph (electronically limited)
    • Acceleration: 0-62 mph, 5.1 seconds
    • CO2 Emissions, 472 g/km