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The cabriolet version of the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, has been spotted testing once again, this time lapping the Nürburgring test track in Germany and sporting some Austin Powers inspired Camouflage.
Earlier this year Aston Martin revealed its all new Vanquish model the direct replacement for the outgoing DBS. Even though it is not due for release for another 6-7 months the British automaker has started testing the Volante.
Its good to see a car go full circle and be a success for a British Automotive Company from the early prototype spyshots taken at the Nurburgring and now Aston Martin stating all 77 units of the hypercar has now been sold.
Is it time for a new edition Aston perhaps unadventurously called the Two-77????
After a day of Snow Hailstone and glorious sunshine, Aston Martin fetched out the 2011 prototype of the DBS facelift.
Aston Martin has decided that the facelifted DBS will come with a new front skirt with more aggressive front splitters. Rumour has it that the front headlights will be the usual HID led array taken from the Rapide model.
The vehicle’s 5.9 liter V12 heart that pumps blood into the driver’s body by offering 517 hp is expected to be tuned with slightly more emission reduction, This is the same engine which is used in the Aston Martin One-77 but with 1.4 litre less CC
Aston Martin is expected to unveil the facelifted DBS at 2011 Geneva Auto Show, with the car hitting the dealer networks immediately after.
This week we spied 2 examples a prototype and the final product of the Aston Martin’s one-77 showing some slight changes to the rear light clusters showing more detailing than the ones shown at Geneva.
What we saw here this week for the first time at the Nurburgring is the completely naked exterior of the most expensive and highest performing production Aston Martin ever and no longer in prototype form. Starting with the typical 6.0L V12 block, the displacement has been increased to 7.3L and the output is a staggering 750 hp. The 0-60 mph time is around three-second’s and the car’s top speed while in prototype form was 220mph.
Im hoping to find out the Nuerburgring laptimes soon but im guessing sub 7:30 by the very rough timings I took at the trackside.
Its good to see both Mclaren and Aston Martin competing again in the hypercar market and putting the British car industry back on the map.
The Aston Martin One-77 test mule was undergoing some hot laps over at the Nordschleife in Germany brandishing the pet name “Dirty Shirly” and a tally of 14 mysterious activities done to this voluptuous piece of British Engineering.
The super-expensive British supercar has been teased and teased and now dons the name of some high class hooker, Aston Martin have set up a dedicated website for the most powerful production Aston Martin ever, which can still be found at www.one-77.com.
Carrying a base price of a cool EU 1 million and headed for final production in a limited run of only 77 units, the One-77 is undoubtedly targeted at the type of attention-seeking car customer probably not too affected by the global economic recession currently gripping the auto industry as a whole.
The One-77 carries a 6.0 liter V12 tightly based on the powerplants used in the V12 Vanquish and newer V12 Vantage, but reengineered completely for this application to produce more than 700 horsepower. Aston Martin says the One-77 was developed with DTM series race cars in mind, and if the new supercar proves as capable on the road as it looks on paper, those 77 examples should be snapped up real quick.
Rumour has it that Aston have allready sold 10 units to a mysterious buyer from the middle eastern market for a cool 12 million GBP.
All we can say Dirty Shirly knows how to strut her stuff and worth stuffing a note or two in to its suggestive vents and this wont sell the story to the News of the World.
Gaydon, Tuesday 22 December. Aston Martin’s One-77 supercar has moved even closer to setting a new all-time record for the British manufacturer in initial high speed testing after surpassing all predictions and comfortably breaking the 200mph barrier.
The One-77 is currently undergoing a strict development process ahead of planned launch in 2010 with high speed testing taking place at a top secret proving ground in southern Europe Nardo?. In a series of test runs completed last week the One-77 exceeded original expectations and recorded a 220.007mph (354.86kmh) top speed in dry but windy conditions under the guidance of the Aston Martin engineering team. Dynamic testing is now scheduled to continue into the New Year.
The engine is Powered by a new Aston Martin 7.3 litre V12 engine, the One-77 is engineered to deliver breathtaking levels of power and performance. The dramatically styled two-door, two-seat sports coupe is based on an innovative new carbon fibre monocoque body structure and adopts new active aerodynamic technology.
The One-77 is the pinnacle of what Aston Martin stands for and will combine modern technology and design with craftsmanship and ultimate exclusivity to create the world’s most desirable automotive form.