11/18/08

One-77…Ultimate Aston Martin


Renowned British car builder Aston Martin has a new number for you.

And it’s not 007…

Long associated in movies with a fellow by the name of James Bond, Aston Martin wants the world to know that it builds the ultimate sports cars. The next step in spreading this gospel is to build what Aston chief Ulrich Bez refers to as the “ultimate expression of what an Aston Martin should be.”

Just what is this ultimate automotive expression? Let’s start with a hand-molded aluminum body over a carbon-fiber tub with race inspired suspension bits. Don’t forget to add in a 7.3-liter V12 with approximately 700 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and a top speed well over 200 mph. The interior will be a tour de force of the latest electronics, instrumentation and switchgear, to go along with the completely customizable palette of wood, leather and metal accents. Each owner will essentially create their own bespoke car.

Rare, you ask? Yes. The “77” in the name implies exactly that – just 77 of these beauties will be produced. Only 5 or 6 cars will be allocated to the United States.

Expensive? Of course. Early estimates look to be in the 1.75 million range. “If you have to ask…”

Production of the One-77 will commence in August of ’09 and will complete a year later. Place your order now..!

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