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Aston Martin Overtakes Bugatti As World's Most Expensive Car

Aston Martin Overtakes Bugatti As World's Most Expensive Car 1Move over, Bugatti. Welcome, Aston Martin to the top of the car pricelist. The soon-to-be released Aston Martin One-77 (A codename) will assume the title as the world’s most expensive car.

The handmade coupe will cost $2.3 million. Aston Martin will make only 77 of the vehicles, about one-quarter of the volume of Veyrons manufactured and slightly less than the 80 Veyron roadsters built.

According to Aston Martin, buyers of the One-77 are purchasing “an experience.” Autocar.com reported buyers would be invited to the factory in Gaydon, where they’ll meet with designers and engineers to develop the car to their exact specifications.

Aston Martin hasn’t said much about the new vehicle, a project that began about 1 1/2 years ago.

The hand-hammered aluminum bodywork retains the general profile of  it predecessor, the DB9. It covers a carbon fiber chassis and a 7.0-liter V12 engine with 650 horsepower and a top speed estimated at 220 mph and a 0-60 mph standard in 3.5 seconds.

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Aston Martin reportedly has identified about 500 potential customers and will bring a One-77 to their homes for a private screening

Soccer player David Beckham is reportedly on the potential buyers’ list as is singer Jay Kay of Jamiroquai and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

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