Aston Martin One-77
A top car to drive before you die!
History of the Aston Martin One-77
You might be asking yourself, what makes this vehicle so special? Well, according to Aston Martin, it is not even a car but a work of automotive art. Unlike other expensive cars in the world that are already many in number, there would be only 77 of these vehicles that will be made.
The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-seat sports car made by a British manufacturer, Aston Martin. The two-door car was first showcased on a Paris Motor show in 2008. However, the vehicle remained covered the entire time of the show with a Savile Row tailored skirt. Seriously? Yes! It was finally fully revealed in 2009 in a Geneva Motor Show. The deliveries of this dream car then started two years later in 2011.
The manufacturer confirmed that this exclusive baby would have 750 horsepower from its 7.3-liter V-12 engine. With that amount of power, it would (the company claimed) be carrying the most powerful car engine in the world.
For you to be able to stop it from a speed beyond 220mph, this baby is fitted with very expensive, carbon-ceramic brake discs that are extremely light. These brakes offer completely reliable stopping power and they should never have to be replaced, ever. This means that when the lucky owner buys the car, he or she will never have to worry about buying disc pads again! Not that someone who had spent a seven figure sum on a car should worry about that.
The cockpit could be designed with any trim that the buyer wanted. However, I don’t think there is any human being that would want to alter the styling of the astonishing stretch of aluminium body panels, that were hand-crafted over a completelt carbon-fibre chassis.
The One-77 gulps cold air through the bold cut slashes cut into its nose’s sides. The air passes through the carbon chassis in order to be distributed to the brakes and engines.
Having one of the most breath-taking styling done by a British designer by the name Marek Reichman, the Aston Martin One-77 won the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award. It is highly unlikely that you would ever want to cover it up, but the One-77 comes with a cover from Savile Row tailor Henry Poole to help keep the dust off this gorgeous art of work. Clearly the car has been designed to be an investment rather than a day-to-day workhorse.
A 750bhp, 7.3-litre V12 engine is without a doubt deafening. It was Developed by F1 engine-builder Cosworth. It will take the One-77 less than 3.5 seconds to 60mph and on to past 220mph.
The One-77 is shorter than the Aston's DBS and DB9 at just 15ft long. It is just 4ft tall and huge 6.5ft across. It is far lower and far wider than an average car. Despite all this, it still retains the Aston's trademark 'swan-wing' doors.
The Aston Martin One-77 has managed to win several prestigious awards. It has been awarded some internationally well-known design awards like the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for the concept prototypes and cars. It also won the GOOD DESIGN award by The Chicago Athenaeum. It also took home the "Best Design" award by a UK motoring magazine and many more great awards.
The 'Q' series
Towards the end of the production run a limited number of cars were built with different liveries, with different paintwork and wheels, but otherwise identical to the original car.
Was it successful?
Well they are rumoured to have sold them all! Actual prices are a closely guarded secret but they are lively to have been in excess of a million pounds each. It's become a little more exclusive since one was written off in a crash in 2012.
Can I buy one?
Well there was reputedly a Q series one for sale in Abu Dhabi back in 2012 with an asking price of just under three million US dollars.