The car is based on the Jaguar XJS platform. A convertible version, the DB7 Volante, was unveiled in 1996, and is the most sold variant of the DB7 line.
Many other variants of the DB7 were made as well, such as the high-performance V12 Vantage model and an even more powerful V12 GT/GTA model.
Shortly before the DB7 was replaced by the DB9, the DB7 Zagato and DB7 AR1 special editions were made in collaboration with Zagato, with 100 examples made of each.
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
The DB7 appears in Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit as a class C vehicle.
Compared to its class, the DB7 boasts with strong acceleration at the expense of handling when compared to the Jaguar XK8. The Mercedes-Benz SL 600 has better overall performance but is not available in pursuit mode, making the DB7 a good choice for pursuits.
The DB7 can be selected with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, with the manual version offering better overall performance.
Need for Speed: High Stakes
The vehicle is available in Need for Speed: High Stakes as a class A vehicle. It is just as fast as seen in Hot Pursuit. The PC release features the DB7 as a download only vehicle although it is featured as part of the PlayStation release.
The DB7 can be selected with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, with the manual offering better overall performance.
In the PC release, the DB7 is featured with slow steering and average acceleration.
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Vehicles|
|Class C||Aston Martin DB7 · Ford Falcon GT* · HSV GTS VT* · Jaguar XK8 · Jaguar XKR** · Mercedes SL600|
|Class B||Chevrolet Corvette · Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car*** · Ferrari 355 F1 · Ferrari 456 M GT*** · Lamborghini Countach · Spectre R42***|
|Class A||El Niño · Ferrari 550 Maranello · Italdesign Nazca C2** · Italdesign Scighera* · Jaguar XJR-15 · Lamborghini Diablo SV · Lister Storm*** · Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR|
|Pursuit||Pursuit Corvette · Pursuit Diablo · Pursuit El Niño* · Chevrolet Caprice** · Eagle Talon · Ford Crown Victoria · Ford Falcon EL* · Lamborghini LM002** · Land Rover Discovery|
|Traffic||Army Truck · Bus · Chevrolet Caprice Cab · Convertible · Ford Mustang Convertible · Jeep Comanche · Jeep Grand Cherokee · Land Rover Discovery · Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda · Van · Volvo 850|
|Italics denote Australian release vehicles, * denotes PC exclusive vehicles, ** denotes PlayStation exclusive vehicles, *** denotes PC exclusive add-on vehicles|