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As I keep saying, I love cars and rarely get to speak about them. But this week there was a particular gem that made its way to various web sites, speaking to me saying that I have to tell people. The Aston Martin One-77 is a car of grizzly, monstrous proportions.
Getting right into this supercar’s fast spirit, it has an English-made 7.3-liter V12 engine capable of over 740 horses and an unofficial estimated 553 lbs-ft of torque. The numbers get ridiculous from here. In comparison, your top-of-the-line Lamborghini Murcielago has 487 lbs-ft of torque. An engine similar to this Aston Martin’s was capable of towing a Boeing 747 commercial jet. Intense, indeed.
Furthermore, the most intense part of this car is that the One-77 is set to easily become the number 2 most expensive new car with a price tag at $1.8 million. This comes second only to the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport (which retails at a lovely $2.2 million), this is the convertible that can go 253mph with the top down. Competition yes, but the Aston Martin is something different. While the Bugatti clearly has the idea that it is the fastest production car on the planet, the Aston Martin says “because we want to.” The One-77 aims to be a package of luxury and speed, as well as innovation inspired from F1 racing.
Most of the car is complete with carbon fiber material to make it one of the lightest luxury supercars with a footprint of 3,308lbs. Almost everything in the car is made of lightweight materials from carbon fiber and aluminum. The parts that are not metallic are high quality, hand stitched leather and other fabrics to complete this car’s interior, which is my only gripe — it looks terrible.
Aside from the interior, this car is truly a beast of a car. And its Aston Martin styling will turn so many heads, if you’d be so lucky to even see one. Only 77 are going to be produced, which makes this car a very limited edition. Here are some pictures of the One-77 courtesy of Autoblog.com.
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