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Aston Martin One-77: A Rare Bird

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Got a few million dollars laying around? You might want to check out the Aston Martin One-77. There are only 76 of them in the world. There would have been 77 but someone in Hong Kong crashed theirs. It wasn’t pretty and I imagine the owner’s insurance premiums are going to be astronomical. But with the Aston Martin One-77 price set at $1.8 million, I don’t think insurance premiums are a major worry for anyone willing to lay out that kind of cash. And if you’re thinking you might want one of the seven units specially developed under the “Q by Aston Martin” program, make sure you have about $2,995,000.00 on hand.

If you’re still intrigued, the Aston Martin One-77 is the fastest Aston Martin ever, with a 220 mph max speed and zero-to-60 timed at under 3.7 seconds—enough to leave your body imprint in the leather seat if you happen to be a jackrabbit at the green light. These numbers are achieved by the alloy quad-overhead cam 48-valve 7.3-liter V12 front mid mounted engine coupled with a rear mid mounted 6-speed automated manual transmission that features, according to Aston Martin, a “manual/select shift manual (ASM/SSM) electric hydraulic control system.” The engine delivers 553 lb-ft. of torque and produces 750 hp. Rack and pinion steering allows three turns lock-to-lock.

The whole shebang is mounted on a full carbon fiber monocoque chassis with front independent double wishbone suspension that has adjustable bump and rebound monotube dampers that feature electric adjust for ride height and rate change, and a rear double wishbone suspension with anti squat and anti lift geometry. With an all-aluminum body, the 2-seat, 2-door coupe weighs a sprightly 3300 lbs.

Goodies include front and rear parking cameras and, well, just the fact that it’s a One-77 should be enough incentive to want one, regardless of what gadgets might reside in it. If you have that kind of money to toss around, we’re willing to bet that you can pretty much have anything you want.

(Image Source: Supermac1961)