Aston Martin One-77
With a production run spanning just 77 examples, it’s amazing it’s taken Aston Martin this long to reach the sale of its final One-77 supercar
Yes it’s true; the last pre-built example of the One-77 has been bought, which means if you still want one of the £1.2 million (approximately $1.9 million) supercars than you had better start searching the classifieds in the hope that one eventually comes up for sale.
The information about the last car was revealed by Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez during the automaker’s recent 2011 earnings announcement.
The very last build slot for the One-77 was allocated for the U.S. Unfortunately, the car isn’t the one officially branded as number 77 in the official list. That car, along with number 01, were the first two snapped up by buyers as the first and last cars of exclusive builds typically become the most sought after through the years.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years and still don’t know what all the fuss is about, the One-77 is Aston Martin’s expression of ultimate luxury and exclusivity. Aston Martin keeps in close contact with all its One-77 customers and puts in a great deal of effort to ensure the cars don’t fall prey to resellers attempting to profit from them, though as we’ve seen
it’s not entirely impossible to find one up for sale.
The One-77 was 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 was 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. 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. Up front sits a bespoke 7.3-liter V-12 engine delivering 700 horsepower to the rear wheels via six-speed sequential transmission.
As for Aston Martin’s 2011 earnings, the privately-owned sports car manufacturer revealed that its revenues increased 7 percent over the previous year to $815 million and that its pretax profit was $122 million. Total sales for the year were approximately 4,200 units.