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2011 Aston Martin One-77 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Aston Martin continues to march forward with its One-77. The soon-to-be-ultra-rare hypercar is closer than ever to production, and according to the minds behind its creation, when it hits the street, it will boast the world's most powerful naturally-aspirated production car engine. With 750 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque, the 7.3-liter V12 is a marvel of automotive and acoustic engineering.

Despite the company's plans to produce just 77 examples of its halo model, Aston Martin says that it's bent on making sure that each and every one of the vehicles can stand up to the same level of abuse as the rest of its production fleet. That means that somewhere out there, a One-77 prototype is being flogged in the world's most brutal climates.

Aston Martin has released the fourth installment of its video series on the One-77, complete with all of the long, slow-motion shots your little heart could possibly desire and a glorious soundtrack. If you're lucky enough to have secured a One-77 for yourself, the company says that deliveries should begin during the first half of 2011. Hit the jump to take a look and for a quick read over the press release.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2009 AOL

[Source: Aston Martin]

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Gaydon, 21 September 2010. Aston Martin's ultimate expression of design, engineering and craftsmanship; the One-77 is being readied for production. The 7.3 litre V12 engine, as part of the development process, has been certified at 750bhp and 750Nm of torque, positioning it as the most powerful naturally aspirated road car engine in the world today.

In the fourth part of the One-77 film series which is released today, Dr. Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin and Marek Reichman, Director of Design discuss the fundamental elements of what makes the One-77 so unique. The film shows the first complete engineering car in motion on the test track.

The One-77, a sports car of unparalleled beauty with subtle aggression and performance to eclipse any previous Aston Martin road car will be built at the marque's global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Over the past nine months, the One-77 has been undergoing Aston Martin's rigorous engineering test programme. The car, despite its exclusive volume of only 77 is being subjected to the same engineering development process as the current range of acclaimed sports cars. This includes extreme hot and cold testing plus sign-off at the Nürburgring Nordschleife; the world's toughest and most unforgiving test track.

In April of this year the One-77 made its on-road debut as part of the Tourist Trophy where it led a parade of supercars taking the Trophy from London's Pall Mall to the Silverstone circuit where it performed some hot laps.

Dr. Ulrich Bez, Chief Executive of Aston Martin said: "The One-77 is approaching a production reality and of course, there is considerable excitement in the project. Now the next steps are all about details and refinement to complete the composition. I know the final car will demonstrate what the Aston Martin team is capable of."

Deliveries of the One-77 are expected to commence in early 2011. For access to the fourth part of the One-77 film series please visit the Aston Martin YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/astonmartin.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Interesting car . . . but . . . what a shame; it's English. 10-to-1 says the electrics will go out within the first 3,000 miles if for no other reason than to pay homage to its forebearers (MGs, Triumphs, Sunbeams, Jaguars, et al) and to stay true to form.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As MikeW and BKS observedly pointed out, the One-77 does NOT make 750 lb-ft of torque.

      750 nm = 553.5 lb-ft

      Very impressive, but no way it makes over 100 lb-ft/liter normally aspirated. Never gonna happen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      [NEWSFLASH] Whatever we say in this forum will not matter
      • 4 Years Ago
      Video has too much talking and not enough engine soundtrack
      • 4 Years Ago
      Give it to Top Gear!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Someone set us up the bomb!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It may be the most powerful Aston ever but certainly not the most beautiful Aston
        • 4 Years Ago
        People gush over the design but I agree that it's a bit of a Frankenstein. And as I've criticized other designs, the surface transition at the doors' rear edge (the kiss, as one ABer put it) makes the rear fenders look like bolt-ons. Lacks AM's usual understated power and elegance. I realize it's a super-duper-car but it could still be done with refinement.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think it's ugly.. other Astons look better (DBS)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah... I didn't like it at first, but the back and interior are better than the current (I say dated) interior and back. The front I'm still iffy on, but in the videos it looks much better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hate almost everything about the style, design, and pomposity of this thing.
      But even I can't say anything bad about the HP for a NA car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Didn't Aston already make this car? Forza 3 has had it for one heck of a long time... I've seen videos of it being driven around London, as in somebody already bought it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's another wonderful car I will never see. All I can do is imagine myself in Romania seeing one of these parked next to a Dacia Sandero.

      Sometimes I hate living in Alaska.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am not at all impressed
      There are many, many, many cars that do look great, and sound great, I was expecting something different with this car, perhaps the ability to fly or to float on air, but what it is is just another car at the end of the day
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dr. Ullrich Bez... savior of the Aston Martin brand.
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