DB7 ranks among the most masculine cars we ever laid our hands upon. Frankly, the most beautiful Aston it is not. It lacks quite a bit in terms of subtlety or refinement. But as direct and substantive as it is, it only takes minutes before you know what to expect from it and build a solid trust in it. We were charmed by the combination of hearty V12 engine with an ultra-precise manual gearbox – the species as completely extinct nowadays as the Tasmanian tiger.