We got to spend the weekend with a very rare and special automobile – the 2012 Aston Martin One-77 Press Car. It has been making the rounds in the US after being used for testing at the Nurburgring and various other European test circuits. The car has covered over 22,000 km in its tenure as the test car.This one is number 25 out of 77. It can only be registered in the US under Show and Display but there have already been 2 cars sold to US buyers. There are 2 chassis remaining for sale. The price is 1.4 million GBP which is about $2.2 million USD today!
With 750 hp (which is probably really over 800), it has the highest horsepower naturally aspirated engine in the world. It is a stroked version of the V12 that you get in the DBS, Virage, Rapide, and V12 Vantage that has been massaged by Cosworth into what we have today. They had this one up to 229 mph at Nardo.
Here are some pictures: