Aston Martin One-77 making its first public appearance in the U.K.

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

The Aston Martin One-77 is set to participate in a supercar run that will start in London and end in Silverstone, according to an Autocar report. This run is its first ever public appearance in the UK.

Priced at a little over GBP1.2 million, the Aston Martin One-77 is often described as the ultimate Aston Martin. It's no wonder then that it is the most desired car that it has built in years.

Only 77 examples of the dramatically styled car will be made. The various supercars that have joined the run intend to promote the FIA GT1 round at the British circuit.

Aston Martin joins the FIA-sanctioned championship with the race version of the DB9 model. People who were at the streets of central London were eager to get their look at the first production-ready One-77. All the fuss made around this supercar is well-deserved.

Many have commented that the car's gallery is awesome and that it looks quite impressive in a city landscape. Powering the Aston One-77 is a 7.3-liter V12 engine, which evolved from the engine that powers the DB9, DBS and Vantage models.

The car is claimed to offer a power output of more than 700hp and to weigh about 1,500 kg. The car‚ low weight and capability to deliver high power make for a great-performing car.

In the tests conducted in December 2009, the One-77 recorded a speed of more than 220 mph (354 km/h), surpassing all the other Aston vehicles. The car can achieve a 0-60mph speed in about 3.5 seconds.

The structural core of the Aston Martin One-77 is a lightweight yet very rigid carbon fiber monocoque. Also known as the tub, this carbon fiber monocoque was conceived and designed at Aston Martin's Gaydon headquarters and built in partnership with Multimatic (MTC). MTC is considered as one of the leaders in carbon composite technology, and its participation in the Aston Martin One-77 project was a highly regarded one.

Using double wishbones at each corner, the new Aston Martin One-77 comes with front and rear inboard suspensions, featuring pushrods for transferring vertical suspension movements to the horizontally mounted spring/damper units. Employing inboard suspension allowed Aston Martin to reduce unsprung weight and effectively package the suspension components.

The new Aston Martin One-77 is fitted with fully adjustable dampers employing advanced Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) technology. Considered as state-of-the-art even on the field of motorsport, these DSSVs use high-precision machined components allow the shock-absorbing attributes of the damper to be revised without removing them from the vehicle.

Interestingly, the suspension attributes of the Aston Martin One-77 will be set-up by Aston Martin engineers to perfectly suit the preferences of its owner. A customer may choose to lend the One-77 with suspension settings similar to a long-distance GT, or akin to sports car that can challenge the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

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