Priced at $1.4 million each, the Aston Martin One-77 is an extremely special edition super car limited to only 77 units, all of them already sold to lucky owners who will be getting a 6.0 Liter V12 that makes 700 HP. The One-77 weighs in at a mere 3,300 pounds, thanks in large part to the extensive use of carbon fiber. The One-77 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 seconds in under 3.5 seconds and will have a top speed well in excess of 200 MPH. In fact, the One-77 became the fastest Aston Martin ever when it reached 220.007 MPH.
As the crown jewel of the British automaker’s auto line-up, the One-77 holds great esteem as the finest and most expensive car Aston Martin has ever produced. Only 77 models of the car will be released, all of which are hand-crafted. The allure of the supercar was more than enough reason for National Geographic to dedicate an entire episode of their ’MegaFactories’ series solely on the One-77.
In the episode, MegaFactories took a closer look at the highly skilled manufacturing process of the One-77, complete with all the intricate details that come in building a supercar that uses both modern technology and traditional hand-craftsmanship to come out with the finished product.
As the most powerful Aston Martin ever built, the One-77 is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 engine that develops a total of 750 horsepower with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph.
Check out the entire episode of MegaFactories’ feature on the holy grail of all Aston Martins, the mighty One-77.
It took Aston Martin three years to finally start producing their powerful and limited One-77 , and inquiring minds will now be able to get a first look at what the heck took so long. National Geographic’s Megafactories series will be opening their next season this weekend, featuring the Aston Martin supercar and its short and tumultuous history. The one-hour show will follow the intense One-77 development program from the car’s conception in October 2007 to the build of the first production One-77 in October 2010.
The episode will give viewers an inside look into the exclusive facility where up to 77 examples of the One-77 will be hand-crafted. Megafactories will detail the highly skilled manufacturing process fusing modern technology with traditional hand-craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail. Each ultimate One-77 model takes over 2,700 man-hours and a dedicated team of 27 technicians to complete.
The One-77 is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 engine that develops a total of 750 HP. With this power, the supercar make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in around 3.5 seconds with an impressive top speed of 220 mph.
MegaFactories: Aston Martin will air on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 9pm on on National Geographic, Sky Channels (526, 543-HD) and Virgin Media (230, 232-HD).
The crazy powerful and very rare Aston Martin One-77 has been in the public eye now for some time, after it was first shown in North America at the lovely Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Like all Aston Martin products, this one is stunning in every category, from exterior styling to power. What they have done with theOne-77 is fuse advanced technology with a stunning design to create possibly the world’s most desirable automotive art form.
Yet, as is the way with these things, most people in the world will never get the chance to own or even drive one of these vehicles. The first reason is the price, which is - get ready for this - $1.4 million. Fine, we can just sell everything we own and work really hard for the next 50 years. Yet, even if you have the money, only 77 will be made, making this automotive art form quite rare indeed.
UPDATE 04/06/11: And then there were ten... Interested in purchasing the One-77? You still have a chance because there are ten units still available. Potential customers seem to be hesitating due to the fact that they can’t test drive their $1.4 million investment before they buy it. Sounds reasonable to us.
UPDATE 08/04/11: Aston Martin has unveiled a new video revealing the One-77 supercar in action on the French Mountain roads, just a few short miles from the famous Paul Ricard circuit in France. This video apparently shows the highlights of the vehicle’s visit to the mountains. Enjoy!
If yesterday we reported that there are only 10 units of the Aston Martin One-77 supercar that haven’t been allocated, now we bring you a good news, that of course if you are from Dubai. Alain Class Motors has one Aston Martin One-77 up for sale. However, they did not announced the price for the car, but we bet it will be much higher that the $1,4 millions asked by the company.
The car for sale is painted in pearlescent white combined with a red leather interior. Under the hood there is a 7.3 liter V12 engine that delivers a total of 750 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a six-speed robotized manual gearbox. Those astronomical performance numbers and the One-77’s 3,300 pound curb weight will rocket the car from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 3.5 seconds and to an impressive top speed of 220 mph.
Now, we think we have offered you all the details to buy this car, what else do you need? Oh yes... the money. Well, your move here!
Aston Martin knew they had a gem when they put together the One-77 supercar, which is why they limited its production to 77 units. We all know just how quickly fancy cars can get sold out when the waiting public is finally allowed to order them - just ask Ferrari and Lamborghini - but despite previous rumors, the One-77 still has some units left to dole out. As of December 2010, Aston Martin had 17 One-77 models waiting for owners and now that number has dwindled down to 10. It seems as if the supercar started out running, but sales have slowed down due to potential customers wanting to test drive the $1.4 million car before they purchase it. Obviously, Aston Martin does not have a fleet of One-77 test cars available so this will be a difficult task to accomplish.
The British manufacturer may have to think of something and fast if they anticipate selling the remainder of their crazy expensive supercar. They’ve already gone back on the restriction of one One-77 purchase per person when a Middle Easterner ordered ten units last year , so maybe they’ll come up with a plan to satisfy the potential buyers without necessarily putting them in a $1.4 million supercar that they may or may not buy. We just can’t see anything but liability in a move like that.
While Aston Martin is busy bringing the new Virage to the Geneva Auto Show, two Polish industrial design students have been occupying themselves with their DBX Concept Study. Some may remember the DBX when its potential production was rumored back in 2007 . At that time, Aston Martin had just been purchased by ProDrive and was looking into preparing new models for the future. The DBX was rumored to be a vehicle that would fight the Mercedes SLR and Bugatti Veyron , but the DBX name was never actually used. Instead, Aston Martin revealed the One-77 .
However, Norbert Adamowicz and Lukasz Kadula, who are not associated with Aston Martin whatsoever, have taken it upon themselves to use the DBX name in their design study. This vehicle is a two-seater sports car that combines design elements from all of the Aston Martin models, with the One-77 as its main inspiration. The duo said nothing about the car’s powertrain, but they did confirm that their vehicle will be a mid-engined sports car.
While we do like their work, we still prefer the One-77 as the only Aston Martin supercar, even if it is limited to only 77 units and carries a huge price. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 engine that delivers an impressive 750 hp and sprints the car to a top speed of 220 mph. If the industrial design students can top that, then we’ll consider it. But first, they’ll need to take it up with Aston Martin.
Now over two years in the making, the Aston Martin One-77 has finally been delivered to its very first customer. The lucky owner from Monaco, along with his supercar, was spotted for the first time in front of the Hotel de Paris in the center of Monte Carlo. Since he received the very first One-77, we are going to assume that he paid the original price of 1,340,000 euro (around $1,825,000 at the current exchange rates) and just slipped past paying the 17% increase of $235,000 that was added to the price tag of the remaining 17 models back in November.
The One-77 is powered by a 7.3-liter V12 engine (same from the DBS , the DB9 , and the new V12 Vantage ) that delivers 750 hp. With a projected weight of 1,500kg, the One-77 should be very quick with a predicted 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds. Aston Martin also says that the engine will be able to pull the car to a top speed beyond 200 mph.
A while ago it was rumored that the Aston Martin One-77 supercar was sold out. Not true . However, the supercar is selling better than expected. After less than a year since its official launch, Aston Martin has sold 60 One-77 units, despite its incredible $1.87 million plus tax price. That just leaves 17 units unaccounted for at this time, so if you were a good boy this year, start your praying and maybe Santa will deliver one for you for Christmas.
If you do decide to mortgage out your house and purchase a One-77, then you should know that for all its One-77 customers, Aston Martin is offering the possibility to choose an Aston Martin Cygnet city car to match. According to Aston, most of the clients have already said yes to the little Cygnet because they say it is the ideal car for hanging off the rear of a yacht and can be used as an everyday car. So, basically, in order to buy and appreciate a Cygnet you must have a yacht and a One-77. This little car is getting kind of expensive, huh?
If you just got a big year end bonus at that high-end job, head over to your local Aston Martin dealer and order yourself a One-77 . According to the Dutch Autoblog, 22 examples of the gorgeously styled, uber-fast, and sensationally expensive machine are still for sale. One would have thought that this vehicle would have sold out by now, but it seems that only 55 of the 77 are spoken for.
While some might think that this is an issue for the company, Aston isn’t worried since the official production version of the One-77 hasn’t even been produced yet. That’s right, 55 vehicles were sold and the car hasn’t even been built. Of course, the fact that the production of this supercar has dragged out for so long may be the reason why some of those contracts have yet to be signed.
Next month, those customers that do have a solid contract for the supercar will get to drive the One-77 for the first time. We don’t doubt that everybody who drives this 750 horsepower machine will fall in love, which may be a good marketing tool to finally get rid of the remaining models.
When Aston Martin revealed the One-77 supercar they announced it would be powered by the same 6.0-liter V12 engine featured in the DB9. This would lead some people to expect the One-77 to produce about 470hp as the DB9 does or 700hp like the previous One-77 model. Those people would be horribly, horribly wrong. The Aston Martin One-77’s V12 engine has been tuned to deliver an insane 750 HP and 750Nm of torque, making it the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the world today.
Dr. Ulrich Bez, Chief Executive of Aston Martin said: "The One-77 is approaching a production reality and of course, there is considerable excitement in the project. Now the next steps are all about details and refinement to complete the composition. I know the final car will demonstrate what the Aston Martin team is capable of."
The One-77 will feature a front mid-mounted engine and the transmission mounted toward the rear of the car. What will be unique to the One-77 will be that the suspension will be mounted inboard to further increase the weight to the ideal center of the car. It will be limited to only 77 units and priced at $1.3 million.