Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Aston Martin to Show Finished One-77 with Interior and Running V12 at Villa d'Este
The ongoing saga of the presentation of Aston Martin's limited production One-77 will continue at this weekend' famous annual classic car show, Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este, with the world debut of the complete concept version. We remind you that Aston has been revealing prototype (...) models of the One 77 Concept for quite a while now, that latest being at the Geneva Motor show in March. This time, the British firm claims that the final concept version on show at Lake Como will include the interior which we have yet to see and a full running powertrain.
"The One-77 demonstrates the unique capabilities of our company – it encompasses engineering excellence with a great passion from our engineers, designers and technical partners. This is a major step in One-77's engineering program, showing the first complete car, and will demonstrate new benchmarks in many different fields of automotive design," said Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez.
Overall, Aston Martin plans to build a maximum of 77 units of the limited edition supercar - hence the name, each one priced at around 1.1 million pounds or with the current exchange rates, US$1.45 million or €1.1 million. The One-77 is powered by a normally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 engine derived from the 6.0-litre V12s fitted to the DBS, DB9 and new V12 Vantage models, delivering a tad over 700HP to the rear wheels through the firm's sequential-manual gearbox.
The British automaker claims that the supercar sprint from zero to 60mph (96km/h) in around 3.5 seconds and go on to over 200mph (321 km/h).