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17th-Sept-2011 : In India we are pretty familiar with James Bond and his car - Aston Martin and the jaw dropping vehicles produced by this British car maker. The latest flagship entry in the Aston Martin stable is Aston Martin One 77. Now some may speculate that the number 77 may be some kind of numerology the company is following but it is in fact the number of One 77 models actually manufactured by Aston Martin. The Aston Martin One 77 in the markets abroad is the most popular car priced above one million. When the company had to market this model, they said that Aston Martin One 77 would be based on the ultimate expression of design, craftsmanship and engineering. Everything you see in the One 77 screams out as amazing. The One 77 is built to please the driver as well as those who get a glimpse from the outside. When you go to the showroom, the Aston Martin One 77 is not just ready for sale but also to set the road on fire with its hot-rod technology. The Aston Martin One 77 has been awarded with several internationally renowned design awards including the Concorso d’Eleganza design award for concept cars and prototypes. The car is meant for the tracks, roads and most importantly for those who can afford this beast. The One 77 will be the rarest hyper car since only 77 units are being built. The One 77 has one of the most powerful production car engines. The engine under the hood on the Aston Martin One 77 is a marvel of automotive and acoustic engineering. The One 77 has been tested worldwide brutally so that every produced model stands up to the same level with the rest of its production fleet.
Aston Martin One 77 has the boldest detailing among other cars made by its parent company. The One 77 is penned by the design chief Marek Reichman and it is for sure an Aston Martin by the first glimpse of it. This One 77 has a strong dose of muscle on the exterior which more than appeals to the eye and has an aggressive nose as well. The bulging wheel arches provide more to the characteristic of the car. The engine in the Aston Martin One 77 is the most promising of all the super cars which produces 750bhp. The Aston Martin One 77 might be based on the ethics of the VH (vertical horizontal) platform, but the One 77 shares very little with it in actual terms. Most of the bodywork for the car is mainly carbon fiber and is manufactured by Canadian company Multimatic, which moulds the carbon monocoque in Ontario and assembles the car in UK. The car also gets plenty of aluminium external panels and they are hand built in a new fangled intention built assembly workshop. The Aston Martin One 77 has the most advanced technology, design and standards of construction, resulting in one of the best supercars of all times. The design and build quality of the car makes it the world’s most desirable automotive art form. From the inside as well as outside, the vehicle has the total WOW factor in it. The One 77s structural core is a lightweight and immensely rigid carbon fiber monocoque. With a projected weight of 1500kg, Aston Martin One 77 will occupy the very highest of road car performances.
If you take a look at One 77 from the front, the first thing you notice is the huge air intake that drops down from under the headlamp cluster and flows till the rear end of the car. The One 77 bonnet has an immense amount of bulge and muscle flowing which makes the car feel like a super car. The bonnet and its muscular design also speak for the huge engine that sits inside it. From the side, the 3 flanked air intake flanks which are flowing from under the headlamps give the look which no other production car has till date. The shadows fall exactly in the right amount to give that detailing of edgy design. The wheel arch on the rear tire almost jumps out to add to the sporty characteristic of the car. The Aston Martin One 77 is a two-door two-seater sports car. The body is built on a carbon fibre monocoque structure which adds to the sport ability of the vehicle also making it lighter. The One 77 has handcrafted aluminium body panels which increases the bearing capacity of the wind at high speeds. The One 77 sports a single bi-xenon headlamp with integrated LED side lights and direction indicators. The front grille of the car is sure to blow your mind. It’s not just stunning but is massive and makes a strong impression from the front end. The car has carbon fiber front splitters. It also has carbon fiber rear diffuser with an integrated transaxle cooler. At the rear end the One 77 has LED rear lamps. This also includes the fog and reverses lights. The rear lamps flow from the left to right and simply blend in the flowing lines across this magnificent car. Aston Martin One 77 also features active aerodynamics with deployable spoiler that automatically comes into action once the car reaches the 100kmph speed barrier.
Aston Martin One 77 is 4601mm in length, 2204mm wide including the wing mirrors. The One 77 has an overall height of 1222mm. The wheelbase of the car is 2791mm. Front track of the car is 1706mm whereas the rear track is 1627mm. The turning circle is 12.705M. The car has a fuel tank capacity of 98 litres and an overall weight of 1630kg.
The One 77 is luxury personified. There is no stone left unturned when it comes to pampering the occupants inside the vehicle. The car features leather trimmed sports steering wheel. The seats of the Aston Martin One 77 are electrically adjustable and very lightweight. The seats also have memory settings. The outside rear view mirrors are also power-fold and also have the memory settings. The car has dual stage driver and passenger airbags. There is an automatic climate control system. The car also has a trip computer. The One 77 has LED map reading touch sensitive lights. Also there are Glass ECU and switches. The company also provides with front and rear parking cameras as an option. The standard power windows, power steering and central locking are also present in the car. The central locking is also remote operated. The boot opener and fuel filler cap are also remote operated. There is a rear defogger and also steering adjustment which is rake and reach. Steering mounted controls, automatic rain sensing vipers, automatic headlamps and cruise control etc all the gizmos are standard on this monster. The rack and pinion power assisted steering does 3 turns lock to lock.
Aston Martin One 77 sprints to a 100 kmph mark in just 3.7 seconds.
We just spoke about the engine specifications and there is no doubt that the car is a sure shot performer. And this performance is going to be unmatched. The One 77 has a compression ratio of 10.9:1 making it one of the quickest super cars on the roads. The massive 7.3 liter engine produces a max power of 750bhp. The engine also generates a maximum torque of 750Nm. The acceleration of the car is simply instant. You press the pedal and the One 77 accelerates instantly. You can literally not see the car any longer in just seconds. But yes, it will keep your heart racing as you can hear the sound of the 750bhp giant engine guzzling on the road. Just for numbers sake, the One 77 crosses the 0-100kmph mark in just under 3.7 seconds. The car has a top whack of 354 kmph. Now this is what you call delivering a performance and Aston Martin has lived up to the much hyped proposition with the One 77.
Aston Martin One 77 is a super car. This obviously means that the car is going to have a good heart under the hood. The car runs with the help of a rear mid-mounted six-speed automated manual gearbox. It also has an auto shift manual/select shift manual (ASM/SSM). The car has an electric hydraulic control system. The rear tires get the massive power delivered through the magnesium alloy torque tube with carbon fiber propeller shaft. The car has a limited-slip differential. The final driving ratio for the One 77 is 3.538.
With such a power under the hood and jaw dropping looks and features in Aston Martin One 77, it would be highly unjust to talk about the mileage. The Aston Martin One 77 car returns a mileage of 4 kmpl in the city and 6kmpl on the highways.
Exclusive exotics never run in a wide range of models/variants. The Aston Martin One 77 is an exotic car and it retains the title by keeping all the produced models similar to each other. The Aston Martin One 77 has only one engine option. But what an engine it is to describe. It drives and pulls relentlessly under any circumstance and assures you that performance will be delivered. The engine is an alloy quad overhead camshaft engine. It is a 48-valve, 7312cc V12 engine. It is a front mid mounted engine with rear wheel drive. It has a fully catalyzed stainless steel lightweight sports exhaust system with active bypass valves.
Very similar to other exotics available in the market, even the Aston martin One 77 seems to be very friendly with the Bang and Olufsen music system. The music system in the car is a result of the joint development of the Bang and Olufsen and BeoSound One 77 that brings state of the art music reproduction into each of the 77 super sports cars built. In order to save weight and achieve the optimum structural rigidity, the subwoofer and woofer loudspeaker boxes have been completely integrated into the cars advanced carbon fiber body structure. The system delivers 750 watts of undistorted sound which creates the ultimate driving and listening experience with the power of 750bhp and a torque of 750nm. The car has soft dome tweeters in motorized acoustic lenses. Midranges, woofers and subwoofers. It also has a digital signal processing amplifier. It has volume leveling dependent on noise, speed and climate control setting. The heart is the in dash integrated DVD system.
Aston martin One 77 with such immense power need to have good brakes to give that perfect end to a revving start. The front end bears a ventilated carbon ceramic 398mm six piston calliper brakes. The rear end has ventilated carbon ceramic 360mm four piston calliper brakes. The car has dynamic stability control, Anti-lock braking system, Electronic brakeforce distribution system, Emergency brake assist, Traction control. The suspension on the One 77 is also made in terms of providing ultimate comfort on the go. The front has independent double wishbone suspension incorporating anti-dive geometry, anti-roll bar, push rod actuated coil springs and adjustable bump and rebound monotube dampers electrically adjustable for ride height and rate change. The rear has independent double wishbone suspension incorporating anti-squat geometry and rest of the specs being the same as the front.
The car has a CO2 emission of just 572G/KM which makes it highly eco-friendly.
The One 77 has 20” forged alloy wheels with an option of 7 or 10 spoke bespoke finishes. The front tyres are Pirelli P ZERO CORSA 255/35 ZR20. The rear tyres are PIRELLI P ZERO CORSA 335/30 ZR20.
Exclusive vehicle, Stunning looks, most powerful sports car, Good driving dynamics
Price, too much excise duty to be paid in India, extreme high cost of maintenance.
For the first time on television, Aston Martin most advanced production car, the One 77 will be showcased on National Geographic’s popular Megafactories series. Following un-paralleled access to Aston Martin the hour-long programme charts the intense One 77 development programme throughout the three years it has taken from the car's conception in October 2007 to the build of the first production One 77 in October 2010. Filmed in high definition the show illustrates how Aston Martin remains at the forefront of contemporary manufacturing, embodying design and engineering excellence, and a brand with a truly special heritage.
The British are returning back to India but this time to rule the luxury car segment. Aston Martin the famous British car manufacturer today made a debut in one of the fastest growing auto Market on globe. The company has tightened its belt to start its sales in Indian auto market from today, i.e. 15th April 2011.