Aston Martin has had a busy year in 2011, with the international launch of three new models in the Virage, Cygnet and One-77 supercar. They also launched a more performance-focused version of the V8 Vantage, the Vantage S, along with its drop top sibling, the Vantage S Roadster.
Both the Virage and Vantage S models were also launched in Australia and are on showroom floors, but the single One-77 that has been ordered by an Australian customer will not arrive here until some time during 2012.
The One-77 is a hand made and bespoke supercar that is one of only '77' examples that will ever be built. The base price for the car is a cool 1.2 million British Pounds, plus options, delivery, duties/taxes and on road costs into Australia. The One-77's performance specifications are said to include a 0-100km/h time of 3.0 seconds or less, with GT race car-like handling and performance.
2012 is set to be an equally busy year for the Bespoke English sports Car company, with Aston Martin HQ telling CarAdvice to expect “Significant product actions throughout 2012.”
Vehicle type: City car. Timing: TBC
Aston Martin is hoping to launch its bespoke city car in Australia during 2012, after launching in Europe and parts of Asia during 2011. The Cygnet is based on the pint-sized Toyota iQ not sold in Australia but expect pricing to reflect the bespoke nature of the Cygnet fit out, and cost between $60-70,000. Five-star hotel hotels are thought to be among the interested parties.
Vehicle type: supercar. Timing: TBC
After building three V12 Zagato endurance racers, which competed in this year’s 24 Hours Nurburgring, the company decided to go ahead with a road going version of the car, which should see it launch internationally, in 2012.
Thirty-five V12 Zagatos have already been sold, meaning that all 2012 production is accounted for. Australian customers (and we are told that there are more than a few) will have to wait until 2013 for delivery of their cars.