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.
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!
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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.
After first details on a new $1.9 million supercar, Aston Martin has set up a special web page: www.one-of-77.com.
The One-77 will be Aston Martin’s showpiece as they move away from its former association with Ford. Details of the upcoming supercar include a carbon fiber chassis with a handcrafted aluminium body, a 7.0 liter V-12 engine, and the exclusivity of a production run limited to 77 cars.