Aston Martins One-77 is now the World’’s Most Expensive CarAugust 10th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Aston Martins latest car, One-77, has become the World’’s Most Expensive Car beating the earlier crown holder, the Bugatti Veyron.
At 2.3 million dollar, the hand held coupe has dethroned the 1.4 million dollars Veyron and it’’s more expensive roadster sibling as the world’’s most expensive rides.
Having built only 77 pieces, One-77 will be exclusively available to those, who according to Aston Martin, are not buying a car, but An Experience.
The company reportedly has identified 500 or so potential customers and will bring a One-77 to their homes.
However, the bookies at William Hill Casinos have opened betting and David Beckham is their 9-4 favourite to be first in line. Singer Jay Kay of Jamiroquai is second at 3-1, while the odds on Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich stand at 7-2.
The decision to build just 77 has reportedly stemmed from Bez’’s belief that seven is a lucky number.
It is reported that buyers would be invited to the factory in Gaydon, where designers and engineers can help them get the car designed according to their specifications.
“It’’s a very special car for customers who want to take the bespoke experience to a higher level. Every car will be entirely individual,” The Wired News quoted company chairman David Richard, as telling Autocar.
It is believed that the project to make One-77, a codename for the as-yet-unnamed coupe, started about 15 months ago.
The car boasts of hand-hammered aluminum bodywork and covers a carbon fiber chassis and a 7.0-liter V12 engine, which is said to produce 650 horsepower. Top speed is estimated at 220 mph and 60 mph arrives in 3.5 seconds.
It is believed that future Astons will make greater use of carbon fiber and other advancements developed for the One-77. (ANI)
Tags: 15 months, aston martin, aston martins, astons, bodywork, bookies, bugatti veyron, car one, carbon fiber, chairman david, company chairman, david beckham, expensive car, gaydon, jamiroquai, lucky number, singer jay kay, special car, v12 engine, william hill