The covers have finally been pulled away from the Aston Martin One-77! The £1.2m supercar made its world debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, in final complete form, with a full interior and running gear.
Just like the prototype that appeared at the Geneva Motor Show, the final car evolves the classic Aston design themes of a long bonnet, short tail and trademark grille and adds dramatic slashes in the front bumper along with a racing-style diffuser at the rear.
Inside, the cabin also draws on the current range of models, but is curvier and features lots of leather mixed with exposed parts of the chassis – just check out the carbonfibre on the inside of the doors. Under the bonnet lies a 7.3-litre V12 engine, which produces 700hp and weighs 25 per cent less than the 6.0-litre unit. With the whole car weighing in at around 1,500kg, the One-77 is predicted to have a top speed in excess of 200mph, with a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds. All 77 models have already been sold.
Incidentially, the stunning machine scooped the top prize at the Concorso d’Eleganza event, winning the Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes. Aston Martin chief executive, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “Embodying everything Aston Martin stands for; the One-77 has proven itself as the most desirable automotive art form at its premiere today. We have achieved a new level of design and craftsmanship which has been clearly recognised by the public here in the homeland of design at Villa d’Este.”