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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.
The Gazoo team lead the Lexus powered LFA to the SP8 victory in a closely contested battle with the Aston Martin team.
The sound of this cars V10 blipping its way thorugh the gear changes; were really spellbinding you could tell the LFA’s was on route.
Overall the LFA driven by Kinoshita Iida Wakisaka in car 50 finished in overall 19th in the 24h.
The two works Aston Martins finished second and third in the SP8 class, One of the Lexus LF-A of Gazoo Racing kept the two works Aston’s at bay. The V12 Vantage Car 6 had held the class lead until mid-morning when a combination of fuel pump and driveshaft problems left the car driver and motoring journalist Richard Meaden stranded on track.
The team only lost sixteen minutes in repair a true tribute to the team effort shown, returned the car to the race, drivers Chris Porrit, Meaden and Peter Cate able to pull back inside the top 40 – their teammate Oliver Mathai having been taken ill earlier in the race.
It finished just behind Car-7 – the Aston Martin Rapide, which enjoyed a trouble free run thoughout the 24h race.
The race, and the Nordschleife track, was as unforgiving as ever, with only 123 cars surviving to be classified finishers.