On the 3 March 2009 Aston Martin unveiled a new £1m sport car at the Geneva Motor Show. The new model is the One-77 has an extremely limited production quantity of just 77 being produced. The show allowed the new Aston Martin to show all the things that Aston Martin is renown for such as it’s stylish design and expert engineering.
The attention to detail was up to the usual standard of the Aston Martin brand and featured such hand crafted qualities like the hand rolled aluminum panels on the car. The Chief Executive of Aston Martin Dr Ulrich Bez explained “”Right from the very beginning of the project the vision for One-77 was very simple: It had to combine high-technology with hand-built craftsmanship, and demonstrate the unique capabilities and passion of our designers, engineers and technical partners.” He then went on to add “Quite simply it had to be the ultimate expression of Aston Martin. As you can now see, we have achieved that goal in magnificent style.”
The core of the car is a lightweight rigid carbon fibre monocoque which was built in partnership with Multimatic who are world leaders in carbon composite technology.
The car offers a truly bespoke drive that is individual to that of the driver. Once the car has been delivered the Aston Martin engineers will tune the cars suspension characteristics to suit that of the owners requirements.
Fitted with a 6.0 litre V12 engine Chris Porritt explained “Our brief to the engine team was for them to take the 6.0-litre V12 as far as it could go, both in terms of output and weight reduction.” Porritt explained that the whole concept of the car was to create something that wows you, as much when you see what sits under the skin as the exterior styling itself.
Top speed of the car is predicted to be in excess of 200mph, and offers a 0-60mph time scale of 3.5sec.
The over all design, layout and concept of the car is a treat to anyone who is lucky enough to drive one. The car offers a driving experience packed with intensity, excitement and style.