I could sit here and blab to you about the design of Aston Martin’s latest car, the One-77 but really, the design speaks for itself. Even James Bond is getting wide eyes when he lays his eyes on this beauty.
77 of these supercars will be made and each one has had a near $300,000 deposit plunked down without having ever seen the entire vehicle. Considering the economy, that’s a hefty bit of change, even for the wealthy. After the jump, pics galore and some scarce details.
Marek Reichmann and his design team have sculpted the One-77 so that it is still instantly recognisably an Aston Martin, but with hints of a new design language.
The significance of the One-77 name, which won�t be used for production cars, is that Aston intends to build no more than 77 cars. The exact number is believed to have been chosen because of CEO Ulrich Bez�s belief in �lucky 7�. Car assembly is likely to be at Gaydon, though the V12 engine will come from Aston�s dedicated engine facility in Cologne.
Aston wants to show the car to potential customers by the end of the year, with the potential for the first production cars to roll out of Gaydon by the end of 2009.
Based on a sophisticated carbon fibre chassis with a handcrafted aluminium body, this 7.3 litre V12 super car will deliver exhilarating performance for a strictly limited number of discerning customers.