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.
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.
Article Last Updated: September 5, 2008.
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