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Aston Martin One-77 tops 220mph in testing

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

The Aston Martin One-77 tops 220mph in testing

We saw the Aston Martin One-  77 all over the place last year. It turned up Geneva, at Villa D’Este in the summer and the One-77 was also to be seen at Salon Prive in July where our leader spent time checking it out together with celebrity petrol-head JK. But it’s gone a bit quiet on the One-77 front lately as Aston Martin work to iron out the wrinkles before the One-77 starts to hit the roads in the Summer.

According to Aston Martin they’ve been out testing the One-77 at a ‘top secret proving ground in southern Europe’. Well, we know the One-77 has been at the Nurburgring, so we guess it’s also been out is Spain or Italy as well. But the good news is that the One-77 has turned out to be even quicker than AM expected. It’s all new 7.3 litre V12 has managed to drive the car to a top speed of 220.007mph during testing in dry, but windy conditions. Which all augers very well for it’s on-road feel.

Aston Martin are producing just 77 One-77s at a price in excess of £1 million each. First cars are due to hit customers in mid-2010, and I’m sure we’ll get a few more gems of information floating out from AM over the next few months as the launch gets closer.

An Aston Martin Supercar that is as ‘Super’ as anything – anywhere. And doesn’t it look good?


By Cars UK