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Aston Martin One-77 development mule – click above for high-res image gallery

Move over Jaguar XJ220. At 217 mph, your top end is just too slow. Hell, move over Batmobile. Why? The Aston Martin One-77, Britain's most expensive car ever, is now nearly its fastest. If not for the pesky, eternal problem of the McLaren F1 and its 241 mph top end, the One-77 would be the fastest production car in the history of Old Blighty. As it stands, or in this case flies, a One-77 has just crested 220 mph.

Can the latest and no question greatest from Aston Martin go even faster? Probably, as AM was quick to point out, that the 220 mph velocity was achieved in "dry, but windy conditions." Never forget the amount of power this 7.3-liter V12 beastie makes – between 700 and 740 horsepower, and around 553 lb-ft of torque. For the sake of national pride, the McLaren F1 produced "just" 627 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. Obviously, the 2,514 pound F1 is much lighter than the 3,308 pound One-77, however, which actually makes 220 mph run all the more impressive.

0-60 mph? Quarter mile? Lateral acceleration? We don't know yet, but we do know that Aston Martin will keep us up to date as soon as all that information gets logged. For its part, the matte gray beauty you see above is at a "top secret proving ground in southern Europe" where its being flogged about in anticipation of the One-77's mid-2010 release. If not for the £1.25 million price tag (just shy of $2M Yankee bucks), we'd be losing sleep. Full press release after the jump.



[Source: Aston Martin]

Press Release

One-77 closes on new Aston Martin record

Gaydon, Tuesday 22 December. Aston Martin's One-77 supercar has moved closer to setting a new all-time record for the British marque in initial high speed testing after surpassing all predictions and comfortably breaking the 200mph mark.

The One-77 is currently undergoing a stringent development process ahead of planned launch in 2010 with high speed testing taking place at a top secret proving ground in southern Europe. 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.

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 ultimate expression 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 art form.

As name suggests, production is limited up to a maximum of 77 individually numbered examples, with deliveries expected to commence in mid-2010.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      A real beauty.
      • 5 Years Ago
      this might have been mentioned as i can't be bothered going through all the previous comments, but the noble m600 does 225mph anyway
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh! 7.3 liter without a turbo? Get it a pair of turbo. It will make much sence
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is pure Evil... I love it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry Brits. I just do not see the reason for any love affair with Astons.
      And this is like a Batman crush-designed.

      You seen depreciation on the Astons?

      Now, I like the Aston modded Toyota IQ. That's cute.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Astons are incredibly beautiful, if a little underpowered. Nothing a good tuning can't fix.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think that on the One-77 the rear fenders are just too much cartoonish. It's not an homogeneous design in my eyes.

        Oh, and did anyone already mentioned that the gallery sucks?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Call me an idiot but i think the DBS looks better but thats just my opinion
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd agree with that.

        The construction of the One-77 is fantastic... but the styling of the DBS is a bit more graceful.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's kind of like saying a Gulfstream looks better than an F-22
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is so incredibly hot looking I have no words for it.

      I'm just going to sit here and drool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      imagine how fast it would go if they had gloss paint on it...
      • 5 Years Ago
      what this- and many other cars lately- are proving to me is that supercar development cycles simply take too long. The Mcclaren F1 is a 10 year old car, and the XJ220 is almost a 20 year old car, yet both of these cars are faster than a modern British supercar that looks like it should be able to drive vertically up walls! Frankly i dont know why anyone is impressed by any car that crests 200 but fails to beat the Veyron (i mean impressed by the top speed, not other factors like handling, acceleration etc... those type of statistics stand on their own)
        • 5 Years Ago
        "given its overweight, single-purpose nature."

        It's faster around the track than an Enzo, Zonda F, Maser MC12, LP670SV, ATOM (there's a single purpose car, single purpose track car), Scuderia, GT-R and the Porsche GT.

        I'd love to hear you qualify how something faster around a track than most of the best is 'single-purpose [ed at achieving a top speed] in nature'. The work that goes into making something exceed 250 in a straight line is NOT the same effort it takes to best all those players on the track. Let's give credit where it's do. Beating a Zonda F, Enzo, Atom, and porsche GT on their home turf laid to rest the single purposed BS a long long time ago.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @invisiblepigeon
        Your comment about the McLaren F1 not having much in the way of creature comfort is not true, the F1 had "room for three, a 6.0 liter engine, large luggage compartments, a CD stacker, air conditioning, carpets, and even a toolkit" (straight from Gordon Murray) which is quite good by early 90s standards. The fact that it had all that equipment yet still weighed only 1140kg is quite astounding, even by todays standards when you're hard pressed to find supercars weighing less than that.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why not be impressed by cars like the One 77, LFA, SLR etc.? Just because they're not faster than a Veyron doesn't mean they're not going to be good cars to drive. They're a LOT more refined than something as old as a McLaren F1. That car doesn't have much in the way of creature comfort, and all of these new hypercars are focused on driving dynamics/luxury and can be driven like a normal car. The F1 can't. They all have creature comforts that rival flagship luxury sedans, the F1 doesn't. They're not going for land speed records here. The SSC is "faster" than a Veyron, but who cares about that thing?
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car's exterior reminds me of a painting that the painter could not walk away from. A painting that he could not finish. He just kept adding more and more. Another line here, another chisel there, another splash here.

      It's just overkill.

      It's surely an achievement on engineering standards for A.M but it's hard to look at.

      Here's to hoping they adapt more of a Simple is Better approach as things move along.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I bet 50 cent,Rick ross,Jay-z and Sean Kingston will buy one of these.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Now why would they laugh in the face of 50 cent worth $480 million,Jay-z worth $350 million and the other 2 who are worth about $30 million you clown.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Aston Martin will laugh in their faces and tell them to go buy Gallardos instead.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Syllepses,

        Why would Aston Martin laugh in the faces of wealthy rappers who were looking to buy their vehicles?
        Bugatti's statement was made by one man who most likely was racist anyway. He subsequently resigned soon after anyway. You would think a company that made almost $2 million cars that they lose money on each and they are trying to push 350 of them would take any customers they can get.

        I think one of their prominent special customers by the way is the guy that owns FTV girls, a porn site. Other prominent customers include Russian gangsters and I am sure a host of other criminals.

        The Aston Martin dealership down the road from me has the same DBS, DB9 and 3 Vantages for the last six to seven months so my guess is they will take any customers they can get.

        Lil Wayne by the way has a Veyron.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        Bugatti came out and said "we don't want rappers" in an interview. I don't think Aston said anything like that yet. It'd be interesting if they did something similar.

        Remember when Louis Roderer tried to sue rappers into not talking about Cristal? When Freddie Mercury put "She keeps her Moet & Chandon in a pretty cabinet..." in the song "Killer Queen", they sent Queen cases of their Champagne LOL!

        Rap gets no love... for a reason.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why would you assume the guy who said it is a racist? It doesn't have to do with race. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't want Eminem being a Bugatti ambassador either.

        Think "Aston One77 on rims" or "Bugatti with spinners" or a Ferrari in chamaeleon paint and other such nonsense modifications. It's bad enough when you see a Phantom on rims. The gangsta car culture of putting gigantic rims on a 90's Crown Victoria does carry over into destroying nice cars too, for some reason. It's all too common here in Orlando.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Invisible rap gets no love from companies like that cause its a genre dominated by young black men that don't care if what they say isn't politically correct.These type of companies need to hush and be thankful someone giving them free promotion in there songs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      0-60 mph? - quickly
      Quarter mile? - fast
      Lateral acceleration? - lots
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