Aston Martin One-77
The Aston Martin One -77 was built in an exclusive small series car model of the British car manufacturer Aston Martin. The automobile should uncompromising show the performance of the vehicle manufacturer.
History and Technology
The name of the sports car already points to the limited edition of 77 copies. The vehicle was built by hand in the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon, Warwickshire in England. As design chief Marek Reichman was responsible, Chris Porritt served as project manager.
The made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic ( CFRP ) manufactured chassis and hand formed aluminum body was derived from Aston Martins vertical- horizontal platform. The design was based on the other models of the manufacturer, striking are the flared rear wheel arches, the ventilation grille in the bonnet, the B-pillar rising towards the window line and the two split air intakes in the fenders and doors. The engine is installed front, a 7.3 - liter V12 petrol engine with about 559 kW ( 760 hp), the car naturally aspirated engine used to date strongest in series in the world, the car in 3.5 seconds to 100 km / h and speeds up to 355 km / h. A tube made of magnesium alloy in which rotates a drive shaft from KFK, connects the motor to the trailing gear. All wheels are independently suspended on double wishbones, whose bearings are arranged so that they counteract the nose-dive under acceleration and braking (anti -dive, anti - squat, anti -lift ), the internal springs are actuated via pushrods and rocker arms, on both shafts are mounted anti-roll bars. The tube dampers are electrically adjustable and the rack and pinion steering is hydraulically supported. All brakes are designed with ceramic discs made from carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide, the front calipers have six, the back four piston.
The Canadian company Multimatic delivered the KFK - chassis of the Aston Martin. The company CPP in Coventry provided the body panels ready and Cosworth in Northampton was responsible for the 7.3 -liter V12 engine. For an automobile 2,700 hours of work were needed. Aston Martin For comparison, for a production sports car spends 200 hours.
The Aston Martin One -77 was sold for a new car price of 1.25 million pounds plus local taxes. The price was in Germany thus including VAT approx € 1.8 million ( exchange rate 2012).