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.
Don’t be mistaken by GRID 2’s standing in the hierarchy of car racing video games. It doesn’t hold the cache of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsports. Nor does it have the history of Need for Speed.
What it does have is a pretty good video game, one that’s now made even better with the presence of Aston Martin . Specifically, three of the finest Astons to have ever been built: the One-77 , the V12 Zagato and the new Vanquish .
If for nothing else, Aston Martin’s presence in Grid 2 is a perfect marketing collaboration for the two companies. But even that pales to what the possibilities could be once you get to play the three exotics in the game.
GRID 2 isn’t scheduled to hit shelves until later this year, but we’re already excited to see how these three Astons fare in the world of GRID 2.
Click past the jump to read about the Aston Martin supercars included in GRID 2
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you might have missed out on the Dubai Police’s lineup of new cars. And if you didn’t know any better, you might have guessed that this was some kind of ostentatious joke by the Middle Eastern country.
But the latest video seems to suggest otherwise, as three of the cars dressed up in the PD’s now famous white and green livery were filmed patrolling the highways of Dubai. That, or the police just wanted to show motorists - that includes you, Justin Bieber - the kind of cars that will be hunting them down should they decide to break some traffic laws.
These cars aren’t Ford Crown Victorias, fellas. These are some of the fastest and most powerful cars on the planet and if you think that you can provoke them to a car chase and get away with it, well, we don’t like your chances one bit.
Click past the jump to see more of the Dubai Police’s cop cars
Anybody that can proudly say they have a Ferrari FF, a Lamborghini Aventador , a Bentley Continental GT, and a Mercedes SLS AMG in their garage can lay claim to a pretty impressive supercar collection.
But in true spirit of Dubai’s opulence and love for the bombastic, its police force has just dressed up these four supercars in its official livery. But that’s not why the force has made news yet again. It’s back in the news because these supercars just weren’t for the luxurious fleet of police vehicles.
Nope. It has now added an Aston Martin One-77 into the mix. Talk about taking it a little too far, huh?
In an event photo posted by GT Spirit, it appears that the Dubai Police force is taking its fascination for exotic police cars to a whole new level. It’s one thing to have a Ferrari and a Lamborghini, but an Aston Martin that costs $1.4 million?
More importantly, it’s one of just seven Q-Series One-77 models that are in existence that it decided to deck in its now-familiar white and green garb. That in itself drives up the value to well over $2 million!
At this point, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Dubai Police gets its hands on a Bugatti Veyron and turns that one into a police car, too.
Click past the jump to read about the Aston Martin Q-Series One-77
From the already exclusive number of One-77 units produced, Aston Martin decided to pull an even more exclusive run of seven units to be specially developed under the Q by Aston Martin program . One of these new, limited special edition models is available for sale by Al Ain Class Motors for a mind-boggling AED 11 Million - that’s about $2,995,000 at the current exchange rates. Exclusivity rears its ugly head here because that’s more than double the price of a standard One-77 at "only" $1.4 million.
This particular One-77 combines a cool grey exterior with a vibrantly red interior, but the Q by Aston Martin program was also able to spice up the super car with a ton of carbon fiber, a header-mounted track-day HD video camera, a luggage rack, and a forged, diamond turned wheel.
As far as power is concerned, customers will still be getting the naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 that delivers a total of 750 HP and a peak torque of 533 lbs-ft. Top speed is fantastically set at 221 mph.
Hit the jump for a video of this special Aston Martin One-77 Q-Series by Aston Martin.
You know it’s race season with all of the awesome races we are talking about and one lesser known, but equally awesome, race is set to take place June 15th – 17th, 2012. This race is appropriately dubbed the Pageant of Power, as it boasts some of the world’s fastest supercars all battling for the fastest lap time on a 1.2-mile-long track.
The event is expected to pull in a total of 75,000 fans and with tickets starting at just £26 ($39) for a single-day pass and ranging up to £85 ($127.50) for a full 3-day pass with access to the fireworks display and the Mossley Brass Band show, there is no wonder it draws such a high number of fans. $127.50 for three days of supercars tearing up a track and a well-produced fireworks display to follow sounds like a sweet deal to us!
In addition to the supercars, there is a class dedicated only to AC Cobras with the same purpose of completing the 1.2-mile track in the shortest amount of time. There is also a series of Autograss races run throughout the weekend, which occur on a 400-meter-long oval soil track plus there is an ultra-technical Supermoto class, which is a mixture of motocross and road racing.
Needless to say, there is plenty of piston-thumping excitement throughout the entire weekend to keep any motorhead interested.
And here we go: the count down beings! When Aston Martin launched the One-77 supercar announced a number of 77 units will be produced. Unfortunately the first one is already dead. The accident occurred this past week in Hong Kong, China.
It seems that the car involved in the accident is one of the last units to be produced, so it was brand new. There are no real details on what really happened in here, but judging by the look of this wrecked One-77 we are sure that the driver lost control at high speeds. It looks like both front an back wheels have buckled, but the interior looks intact, so hopefully no one has been injured during this sad event.
A brand new One-77 is priced at $1.4 million! And considering the car has lots of carbon fiber in it, for sure it will raise the repairing cost pretty high. So, Aston Martin One-76 anyone?
Aston Martin delivered its first One-77 supercar back in January 2011 and now, after more than a year, the company has officially sold out of all its 77 units, despite the car’s huge price of $1,825,000. The company has sold out a total of 4200 vehicles in the past 12-months, including all of the 77 One-77 units. Compared to the previous year, the company ’s profit has been increased by 7% to a total of $817.3-million.
During a recent interview at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, Aston Martin’s CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez said: "The Aston Martin brand is stronger than ever. This is demonstrated by intense interest in the new V12 Zagato, recently shown at the Geneva Motor Show, and our $1.93-million One-77 supercar – all 77 of which are now sold."
The One-77 is powered by a 7.3-liter V12 engine that delivers 750 hp. The supercar sprints from 0 to 60 time of 3.5 seconds and can hit a top speed beyond 200 mph.
When Aston Martin announced the One-77 supercar , they were quick to point out that it would only be produced in a limited run of 77 units. Even the people that had the extra money to bag a car like this, would have limited time to do so, especially considering the car’s been rumored to be sold out a number of times. For one lucky person, that rumor is unbelievably not true.
Mark J. Tillman, Aston Martin manager at Aston Martin Tampa Bay, has announced that the last One-77 unit has been put on sale. This car is a pre-built model that is part of the five to eight cars slotted for the United States. It’s priced at $1,850,000 and will more than likely go quick considering it’s the very last model available.
As a reminder, 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.
We’re rounding off our Best of 2011 lists with one that is near and dear to our hearts. This list is all about top speed and top speed only, those who have it and one who hopes to achieve it.
Of course, speed hopes are nothing new. The battle for the fastest car in the world has been ongoing since the sports and super cars first made their appearance and more than likely, it will never end. These past couple years have been a game of one-upmanship between SSC and Bugatti with both succeeding in one way or another. But who tops the list for 2011?
Before getting into that, we think it is important to note that we only incorporated vehicles that were sold in 2011. For example, the Koenigsegg CCX may have a top speed of 240 mph, but that production ended in 2010, which takes the supercar out of the running for this list in particular. Don’t worry, though, Koenigsegg is still well-represented.
Hit the jump to see the top ten list of the fastest cars of 2011.
For automakers, there’s nothing better than showing up at the debut for one of your automobiles and getting a top notch award for your hard work. Aston Martin , Cadillac , and Ford will vouch for that since their One-77, Ciel Concept, and Focus Plug-In Electric Vehicle were all given best in show awards at the 41st annual South Florida International Auto Show (SFIAS) by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA). SAMA had to choose between many of the participants in Miami, but in the end, these vehicles were chosen because of their styling and marketability.
The Cadillac Ciel Concept was given the Best Concept Vehicle in the Show because of its stunning beauty and because SAMA considered it a forerunner of future Cadillac styling. Meanwhile, the Ford Focus Plug-In Electric Vehicle took home the “Best Green Technology Vehicle” in the show because of the fact that it is Ford’s first non-emissions, plug-in electric car to be mass produced and marketed in the United States. Other vehicles considered were the Mitsubishi i-MiEV , the Toyota Prius V , and various manufacturers’ hybrid and clean diesel technology vehicles.
The South Florida International Auto Show (SFIAS) runs until November 6, 2011, so stop by the Miami Beach Convention Center to check out these award-winning models.