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Offline mondi

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After several teasers and a mock introduction at the Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin has officially unveiled their highly anticipated One-77 supercar at the Concorso d'Eleganza in Lake Como, Italy.

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At its world debut this weekend, the Aston Martin One-77 has won the Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.

Following the Geneva Auto Salon in March, where the technical illustration was first shown, the rolling chassis has since been completed by hand into the first car presented at Villa d'Este this weekend.

At its first public unveiling in the perfect setting of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este, the first complete One-77 was on show. Visiting public were invited to cast their vote for the best concept and prototype. Among eight entries from around the world, the Aston Martin One-77 was voted the best in class, eclipsing the competition with more than 30% of the total votes.

Admiring crowds viewed One-77 in its entirety for the first time. The car was showcased complete with running powertrain and the never seen before, fully hand-crafted interior.

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."

Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman said: "To win this award at its first showing is a testament to the Aston Martin team and the original concept. Winning here today has proven One-77 as a benchmark in automotive design."

 

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One meeeeellion pounds and only 77p spent on the interior. Minging.
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I'm not feeling it, thought I would but it looks like a lot of different ideas thrown on the one car. Will look great in shilouette but not too sure on the details like the lights and the rear wheel arches



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Australian pays $4m to drive Aston Martin One-77

Expensive tastes ... an Australian has put a $200,000 deposit on an Aston Martin One-77

    * One-77 will cost Aussie buyer $4m
    * Aston Martin says car "a piece of art"

IT'S the most expensive car in the world, but at least one Australian buyer is ready with a $4 million cheque.

Aston Martin unveiled the One-77 in Italy last weekend after teasing Geneva motor show-goers with a technical exhibit and releasing shadowy images last year.

The One-77 will be built in a limited edition of just 77 and Aston is still looking for some mega-rich buyers.

But one Australian buyer has already put down the $200,000 deposit and will take delivery next year, when he can expect to pay a balance of about $3.8 million once all the relevant taxes have been applied.

The hand-built car, priced at L1.05 million ($2.03 million), is more expensive than the Bugatti Veyron or Ferrari Enzo.

However, unlike those supercars, which cannot be road-registered here because they are left-hand drive, the One-77 will comply with Australian rules by having the steering wheel on the right.

Before delivery, the Aussie buyer will be flown to Britain for a test drive and initial fitting at the Aston Martin headquarters at Gaydon in the English Midlands.

Aston Martin's sales manager for Australia Marcel Fabris said no one outside the company had driven the car yet and many of its vital statistics are still secret.

But he denied the One-77 was chasing the Bugatti Veyron, which blitzed all records when it arrived four years ago.

"It won't have the outright performance of the Veyron; the One-77 is a rear-wheel drive car and there's a limit to how much you can put through two wheels," Mr Fabris told The Australian.

"We don't chase power and torque; an Aston is a complete package. The One-77 was never designed to be the world's fastest."

Mr Fabris said the Australian customer, who wasn't one of the usual car-collector suspects, would be getting "a piece of art" compared with Veyron.

Nevertheless, the One-77 certainly won't be slow. The 7.3-litre V12 is an "extreme evolution" of the 6.0-litre engines in the DB9 and DBS. Developed with the help of specialist Cosworth, it is based on the unit in Aston's GT1 race cars and develops "more than 700bhp", or 522kW.

The company suggests a top speed of more than 320km/h and 0-to-100km/h time of about 3.5 seconds.

When a One-77 is delivered, an engineer will accompany the car to tailor its suspension for the customer.

Mr Fabris says the supply and demand sides of the supercar market still make sense.

"You don't do these things if you're strapped," he says. "The most expensive end of the market hasn't budged; it's the entry-level (that) has slowed down. The super-rich are insulated enough to continue functioning."

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yeah it was me... was going to keep it quiet but i guess the secrets out



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Ok fess up - who did it?

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25425860-421,00.html

it was me. I invested the profit I made from giving peepee an oil leak.

worth every moment of torment!

anyway, dollar/quid is at 49.25p again...... cheap enough.



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The most stunning new thing I just noticed is that the side mirrors appear to be molded as part of the door, rather than being a separate piece.  Cool.   :cool:



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The most stunning new thing I just noticed is that the side mirrors appear to be molded as part of the door, rather than being a separate piece.  Cool.   :cool:

that could get expensive



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