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Aston Martin One-77 – Pricey Yet Successful


Not many of the cars priced more than a million are such hugely popular as the Aston Martin One-77. Now some might speculate the “77” in the name like Aston Martin’s obsession with the number “7”, but that exactly is not the case. The number “77” here indicates the number of one-77 models that actually were manufactured by Aston Martin.

When the company decided to manufacture the One-77, they marketed this car as an “ultimate expression of design, craftsmanship, and engineering.”  The only problem with the design of the car was that the design of the car was subjected to personal preference and craftsmanship, which can only be estimated once the car was completely developed.  But from the engineering point of view, the Aston Martin was an irrefutable winner on their hands.

Powering this engineering marvel the Aston Martin One-77 is a 7.3 ltr naturally aspirated V12 engine, which as per the press release from Aston Martin generates monstrous 750 bhp of maximum horsepower and 750 Nm of maximum torque.  Reading the output itself is enough to give Goosebumps to any automotive fanatic, and to add to it, there is the fact that the 7.3-ltr colossus engine here is officially the most powerful naturally aspirated car engine in the world.

As we mentioned earlier, the Aston Martin One-77 will be an exclusive vehicle and only 77 of these will be made.  The delivery of this fast beauty will start in early 2011 and only then we will be able to find out who the lucky 77 are to have these beauties.

The estimated price one has to pay for obtaining Aston Martin One-77 is $1.87 million plus tax, but according to Aston Martin, despite such elevated price tag, the company already has sold around 60 of the 77 One-77 limited-edition supercars that they are planning to build. It also should be noted that the 750-hp V12 powered Aston coupe is the most expensive model manufactured by the British automaker.

The Aston Martin One-77 might be based on the ethics of the VH (vertical, horizontal) platform, which corroborates the remaining change; but the One-77 shares a very little with it in actual terms. Most of the bodywork for the car is mainly carbon fiber and is manufactured by Canadian company Multimatic, that molds the carbon monocoque in Ontario and assembles the car in the U.K. The car also gets plenty of aluminum components pulverized from solid billets, in addition to hand-formed aluminum external panels, and is hand-built in a new-fangled intention-built assembly workshop.