The One 77's Expertly Crafted Interior
Catching a look inside the Aston Martin One 77 would only confirm this suspicion. The cockpit puts every knob and button within the driver's reach; the seat reclines slightly giving the driver a rooted, firm position; and the interior contours have a luxurious, handcrafted design that unmistakably belongs to Aston Martin.
To truly appreciate the Aston Martin One 77, though, you have to look beyond its apparent beauty to the quality engineering that lies inside.
An Engine That Blows Away the Competition
Anyone remotely familiar with engines will see that the Aston Martin One 77 has something truly special under the hood. Partnering with the legendary Mosworth engineers, Aston Martin's design team wanted to build a 6.0-liter V12 engine that would outcompete anything previous developed the company or anyone else. They originally aimed to reduce the engine's mass by 10 percent without impacting the machine's ability to crank out 700bhp. They surpassed that goal by reducing the engine's mass by 25 percent.
That light weight in combination with extraordinary power means the Aston Martin One 77 can reach 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The machine can reach speeds faster than 200 mph. The One 77 uses rear-wheel power coupled with a front-engine design to offer the highest level of performance possible with today's technology.
Carbon Fiber Chassis Means Less Weight and Better Performance
Aston Martin made the One 77 even lighter by using a carbon fiber chassis that contained the most advanced engineering features in the world. Simply put, the One 77 uses technologies designed for professional race cars. Aston Martin's concept essentially called for them to design a sports car, and then make alterations so it could legally drive on the road.
The Driver is Always in Control With the Aston Martin One 77
The Aston Martin One 77 keeps the driver in communication with the road without creating an overly bumpy ride. Anyone who has driven high-performance vehicles or race cars knows that this is a difficult balance to reach. This balance keeps the driver in total control without reducing comfort.
A robotised sequential manual transmission also improves the driver's ability to control the vehicle. This transmission system only comes with the One 77. No other car on the planet has a transmission that uses column-mounted paddles and strengthened internals that operates like this one. Developing this unique transmission, however, has catapulted Aston Martin even further ahead of the competition. Future cars will benefit from the lessons learned testing the One 77's various systems.
Aston Martin seems to outdo itself on a regular basis, but the One 77 really does take the company to a new level of craftsmanship and engineering. It raises the bar for high performance, luxury carmakers all over the world and gives drivers a thrill that they was previously only available on professional racetracks.