One-77 closes on new Aston Martin speed record

By Auto News Log • December 22nd, 2009

Aston Martin says its One-77 supercar is moving closer to setting a new all-time record for the British marque in initial high-speed testing after comfortably breaking the 200-miles-per-hour (322 km/h) mark.

The One-77 is undergoing a stringent development process ahead of its planned launch in 2010 with high-speed testing taking place at a secret proving ground in southern Europe. In a series of test runs completed last week, the One-77 exceeded original expectations and recorded a 220.007 mph (354.86 km/h) top speed in dry but windy conditions under the guidance of the Aston Martin engineering team. Dynamic testing is scheduled to continue into the New Year.

The dramatically styled two-door, two-seat sports coupe, which is powered by a new 7.3-litre V12 engine, is based on an innovative new carbon-fibre monocoque body structure and adopts new active aerodynamic technology.

Aston Martin says the One-77 is the ultimate expression of what the marque stands for and will combine “modern technology and design with craftsmanship and ultimate exclusivity to create the world’s most desirable automotive art form.”

Production of the One-77 is limited up to a maximum of 77 individually numbered examples, with deliveries expected to start mid-next year.

Source: National Post

 

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