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Have an Aston Martin One-77
The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupé built by the British car manufacturer Aston Martin.
It first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, although the car remained mostly covered by a "Savile Row tailored skirt" throughout the show, before being fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, and deliveries from the beginning of 2011.
There was a limited run of 77 cars, giving part of the name of the One-77.
The already ferocious 6.0-litre, 48-valve V12 engine was completely reworked at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility before being considered suitable for the One-77. The manufacturer’s engineers not only raised the unit’s capacity to 7312cc, and its maximum power output to 750bhp; at the same time, they also managed to reduce its weight by 15%.
The design of the vehicle’s exterior provides faultless stability, even at the very high speeds that it can attain. An adjustable suspension keeps the engine’s thrust in check, lowering itself and raising the rear spoiler when the car reaches a speed of over 100mph. The lengthy wheelbase, 20” wheels and a rear diffuser help to retain a sense of complete control right up to the One-77’s maximum speed of 220mph.