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Live Shots Of Aston Martin’s One-77 Supercar


The era of epic supercars is certainly not over at Aston Martin, with the carmaker confirming the development of a brand new flagship model late last year. A life-size mock up was then put on display at the 2008 Paris Motor Show to tease the public and start building interest for the car, which is estimated to cost a cool £1.2 million.

A technical design showcase at March’s Geneva Motor Show revealed more features, including its bespoke carbon-fiber chassis and V12 engine, and shortly after Aston Martin released the first tentative details about production plans.

This was then followed up with the first completed model, which was revealed at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, Italy, where it also took the event’s prestigious design award.

Over the weekend, Aston Martin opened a new showroom at the Nurburgring-Boulevard in Germany, where the One-77 was displayed to the general public--and our photographer. This is the same version that was on show at the Lake Como Concorso d'Eleganza and was used by engineers to test the engine and gearbox.

Aston Martin’s European operations chief Marcel Beci revealed in March that the first actual customer car will roll out of the company’s Gaydon factory later this year and that the limited production run of just 77 cars will be complete by the end of 2010.

Beci also explained that Aston Martin keeps in close contact with all its One-77 customers, and that every effort is being made to ensure the car does not fall prey to resellers who may attempt to profit from it. After all, the One-77 is being built not just as a halo car, but as an ultra-halo car, a sort of rekindling of the legacy of Aston Martin, plus a projection of the brand into the future. It's designed to be the most quintessential Aston Martin ever, and the most perfectly personalized car available.

The structural core of the One-77 is a lightweight and immensely rigid carbon-fiber monocoque. Conceived and designed at Aston Martin's Gaydon HQ, the monocoque, or 'tub', has been built in partnership with Multimatic (MTC)--a world leader in carbon composite technology.

Attached to this tub is a set of double wishbones at each corner, with pushrods employed to transfer vertical suspension movements to the horizontally mounted spring/damper units.

The dampers are fully adjustable and feature advanced Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) technology--a world-first for a road car application. These special valves use high-precision machined components to enable the shock-absorbing characteristics of the damper to be changed without having to remove them from the car. Underlining the truly bespoke nature of the One-77, the car's suspension characteristics will be precisely set-up by Aston Martin engineers to suit the owner’s exact requirements.

The One-77's power unit is an extreme evolution of the 6.0-liter V-12 engine fitted to the DBS, DB9 and new V12 Vantage models. The brief for the engine team was to take the 6.0-liter V-12 as far as it could go, both in terms of output and weight reduction. The targets were a power output of no less than 700 horsepower with a 10 percent reduction in engine mass. Incredibly, the Aston Martin and Cosworth engineers who worked on the powertrain achieved a mass reduction of some 25 percent while increasing displacement to 7.3 liters.

Wearing Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires (255 mm up front and 335 mm up back) developed specifically for it, all 700 horses are transmitted to the road through the rear wheels via a new six-speed gearbox. Controlled via column-mounted paddles behind the steering wheel, this robotised sequential manual is a new generation of Aston Martin's familiar automatic.

Stopping power comes from a set of carbon-ceramic discs and uprated calipers designed to transmit less heat from the brake pads into the brake fluid.

With a projected weight of 3,300 pounds, the One-77 will occupy the very highest echelons of road car performance. Top speed is predicted to be in excess of 200 mph and the 0-60 mph time registering at just 3.5 seconds.

The custom-built nature of the One-77 echoes personalization programs recently undertaken by Lamborghini and Ferrari. Buyers will be able to customize every single part of the car, from the gearbox to the interior trim elements. Even the seats will be tailored to fit the driver and passenger’s individual curves. As the company CEO Ulrich Bez explains, the car should fit the owner like a tailored suit.

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  1. this may just end up being my dream car. there was talk about ford doing a 7L v12 for a shelby car... is this a ford sourced engine? as in.. a ford design? duratec family? is this related to the standard 6L v12 aston engine?
     
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  2. I will not be a sledgehammer 7l US V8 for sure ;) The longer I look at the picture the more it reminds me of other cars. 599 GTB, SLR, 350Z, ZR1 for example. The footsteps of the DB9 are quite enormous. Aston guys don't mess around!
     
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  3. Except it costs $2,400,000.

    If I wanted to spring for a super-exclusive waste of money, I'd get a Reventon and still have almost a million left over.
     
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  4. Yeah, but I don't think James Bond drives a Reventon.
     
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  5. Wow they're really playing up the whole Bond thing huh? I honestly don't like the look anywhere near as much as the DBS or Vantage.
     
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  6. lane... its called the One-77,... 1-77... not "007"
     
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  7. guearenteed this is not based off of any ford engines, in fact the car is most likely project aligator with Mercedes and that is for sure a 7 liter benz amg v12, this car should be amazing if it has german engineering behind it
     
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  8. guarenteed this is not based off of any ford engines, in fact the car is most likely project aligator with Mercedes and that is for sure a 7 liter benz amg v12, this car should be amazing if it has german engineering behind it
     
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  9. rj; the thing about aston using MB engines is only when the ford deal runs out. ford by contract has the exclusive power plant rights to aston until 2012. so this is either a ford sourced engine, or a completely new one. plain and simple. they already use a 6L v12 engine which is a ford design (it's a duratec engine), which could quite easily be bored and/or stroked to 7L
     
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  10. should be a hell of an epic car, one to take on the enzo replacement probably.
     
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  11. If I become a millionaire before this is out I will place an order the thing is beautiful,,,and how does this not look as nice as the AMV8 or the DB9 this is epically beautiful even in these teaser pics.

    And to the guy who'd rather a Reventon...one of 20 - who do you think is going to buy one for $1mil and then be prepared to sell it for the same price when he knows there are only 19more out there and the longer he holds on to it the more it will increase in value..especially if some get wrapped around trees etc.
     
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  12. Lays odds that David Beckham is 1st in line to order 1 of these
     
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  13. ...and Jay Leno
     
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  14. and JayKay
     
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  15. im not a big fan of the front end of it :)
     
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  16. i think this car just might be one of my most liked Aston martins of all TIME NEXT TO THE DB9 or coarse
     
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  17. @ Chris...I agree with you - this is my pinnacle DREAM CAR!!! Kudos Aston Martin
     
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  18. Andrew from August 7th. You're a moron. You dont buy exotic supercars because of the price tag. If you can afford a Reventon, you can afford this. There's a saying I like to use..If you have to ask how much, then you can't afford it...

    Kid is talking about "saving" a million dollars by only purchasing a 1 million dollar car. That's an oxymoron.
     
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  19. it will be the best of Aston for sure. but 2.4 million can buy 10 DBS. lol! so i think DBS is good enough for me.
     
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  20. this car is beautiful, id like to see aston expand in shape abit tho and maybe even try a mid engined car...to compete more comeptitively with the ferrari's and lambo's especially with that price tag!
     
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  21. the price tag is cheap but the limited numbers you know the crazy rich guys will buy lol
     
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  22. I like it! The wheels are nice!
     
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  23. i may be wrong but what the hell is with the headlights, maybe it is just for show but there seems to be a piece of carbon fibre over them. Im not sure what to make of this. probably just for protection before they reveal it.
     
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  24. Bradley -- the picture shows a model - the carbon fibre effect covering is just showing the shape of the lights. And most likely fing the entire model is made of fibreglass or something similar.
     
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  25. man finally get too see it. I love those tailights i think the rear end looks amazing.
     
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  26. I'm not sure about the vents ahead of the front wheels, but other than that it looks fierce.
     
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  27. now that i see the full images of it i think aston should have just used this as a next production car, maybe replace the vanquish??, it just doesnt give that really exclusive appeal that bugatti or the reventon gives and i think that just because it looks soo much like a db9 etc it doesnt provide too much special except for the 7l engine lol...., but still the car is probably the best looking out there if it was cheaper it would be in my drive way!
     
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  28. Gus - it needs those vents ahead of the wheels I assume to allow enough air to reach the massive brakes ( most likely Carbon Ceramic or something similar ) needed to bring the beaast of a machine to a standstill.
     
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  29. now that i see the full images of it i think aston should have just used this as a next production car, maybe replace the vanquish??, it just doesnt give that really exclusive appeal that bugatti or the reventon gives and i think that just because it looks soo much like a db9 etc it doesnt provide too much special except for the 7l engine lol...., but still the car is probably the best looking out there if it was cheaper it would be in my drive way!


    im going to diagree with my lasy post.... after seeing tht video just did it for me =D haha i love it!
     
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  30. This is the first Aston in recent years that isn't comprehensively beautiful. It's stunning, in an ultra-exclusive supercar way, but there are a few details that mess it up for me, mainly the headlight/vents configuration. Still, if I had the money, you'd better believe it would have a place in my garage.
     
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  31. the GTR does 60 in 3.3 sec with 480bhp lugging some 1650kg,, the numbers dont tally can someone explain please!!
     
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  32. the GTR does 60 in 3.3 sec with 480bhp lugging some 1650kg,, the numbers dont tally can someone explain please!!

    AWD. And the acceleration for this car is only predicted, it's probably a conservative figure as is mostly the case with estimates. Wait until a car magazine does a real life test.

    this car is beautiful, id like to see aston expand in shape abit tho and maybe even try a mid engined car...to compete more comeptitively with the ferrari's and lambo's especially with that price tag!

    It's not about competing with Ferrari and Lamborghini. Aston's are GT cars for the most part, they're made to cruise, you can use them on the track but they aren't made to do that as their main function.
     
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  33. Well, that post is totally screwed up, I thought you could quote several people and put your own comments between them. Just in case my comment wasn't clear:

    Originally Posted by jolz_24
    the GTR does 60 in 3.3 sec with 480bhp lugging some 1650kg,, the numbers dont tally can someone explain please!!

    MY REPLY
    AWD. And the acceleration for this car is only predicted, it's probably a conservative figure as is mostly the case with estimates. Wait until a car magazine does a real life test.

    Originally Posted by azlan
    this car is beautiful, id like to see aston expand in shape abit tho and maybe even try a mid engined car...to compete more comeptitively with the ferrari's and lambo's especially with that price tag!

    MY REPLY
    It's not about competing with Ferrari and Lamborghini. Aston's are GT cars for the most part, they're made to cruise, you can use them on the track but they aren't made to do that as their main function.
     
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  34. Wow! Finally after the complete piles of non-original shit Aston designers have been pumping out lately they come out with this. A very original and contemporary looking beauty. The interior, exterior there is not a bad angle to be found. I love it!!!

    Who styled it? I assume an intern as there is no way this beauty originated off of Ian Callum's desk!
     
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  35. This car reminds me of Nazi Germany for some reason. Its those intakes on the front bumper
     
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  36. haha yea those front vents are a bit gly but i guess they need them for the breaks, but they might of been able to make them look more beautiful. but i am on love with this car!
     
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  37. it's pretty but not pretty enough for that kinda money. they'd better get more progressive with their design than that if they want buyers to differentiate between their db cars and this. who'm i kiddin'; people will buy this because it's an aston martin...
     
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  38. i agree james i think the price tag is soo expensive due to the exclusivity of it and that the car is tayler made for each driver... but i think the design could have been a little more outrageous but still beautiful in an asron sought of way... if that makes sense
     
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  39. Where can I purchase the Aston Martin 177 and Rapide. I would also like information on the Aston Martin's IPO.

    Please forward some detailed information on the above request.

    Regards,
    Mr. Bernardo
     
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  40. Not their best work, good for sales/marketing but not very pretty... reason why it's got so much presence is because the car's a behemoth, everything to the grill, body and fender flares been enlarged to the ninth degree.

    Too many details that does'nt fit, the cabin sure is fluid and upmarket and all but is just a mere copy of DB9, AMV8/12.
     
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  41. Looks like a car built in shed as Clarkson would say..
     
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  42. maybe not but Bruce Wayne drives a Reventon

    It looks nice enough...but its a rip off of the SLR (imho one of the most underappreciated cars ever - and im a Porsche Nut)
    its a cross between a v8 Vantage and the SLR mixed with some GTR and 370Z.
    Nothing that original about it tbh.

    would i want one ? of course, but i dont think its as ground breaking as it should be.
     
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  43. Oh and it also looks like they got some idea from the Hyundai Veloster concept, 'cause it's dead similar up to the gaping side vents.
     
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  44. Did you know the rubber hanger of this car was made by an Indian company in Lucknow?? Chopra Retec Rubber Products Ltd...
     
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