The Aston Martin One 77
Ok, well, we all need to have dreams, and if yours haven’t been that exciting lately, here’s one to wrap your mind around. The Aston Martin One-77 is no mere car, but ‘possibly the world’s most desirable automotive art form’. You want proof? Just look at it! Marek Reichmann and his design team have sculpted the One-77 so that it is still instantly recognisably an Aston Martin, but with hints of a new design language. Aston’s silver door handles and familiar rear lights feature, while the rear haunches are voluptuous and the six-spoke wheels hide huge ceramic brakes. Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez has confirmed that power will come from an artfully-crafted derivative of the company’s existing 6-liter V12, bored and stroked to 7 liters and producing somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque. Now, that’s some serious grunt.
If you’re looking to be one of the lucky buyers of the Aston Martin One-77, you may already be too late. Aston claims that over a hundred wealthy buyers have signed up for the One-77 supercar, though it plans to build only enough to satisfy the car’s label name: 77. Amazingly, those customers have dropped a deposit of around AUS$450,000 without having so much as seen a totally uncovered photo of the British supercar. Seriously! But hey, it’s an Aston, so how ugly can it be? If you’ve got money to burn, we can think of few ways to better spend several million on an automobile, especially considering that it’s rare enough to actually increase in value over time. I’ve started saving now.