The organisers of the 2012 Sydney Motor Show have confirmed Australia's only Aston Martin One-77 supercar will make a starring appearance at the Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 18-28.
One of only 77 examples that cost £1.2 million when offered to a select group of customers in 2010 (and upwards of $2.5 million in Australia after local import costs and taxes), the One-77 is Aston Martin's ultimate production car.
From an original design by Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman and his team, the One-77 was formed around a full carbonfibre monocoque, with 3500 carbonfibre elements combined to make up the car’s structure.
Each One-77 took 2700 man-hours to complete by a team of 27 technicians who assembled the car by hand. The interior is a mix of billet-machined aluminium, naked carbonfibre and 10 leather hides cut into 100 individual patterns.
Under the bonnet is a handmade, naturally aspirated 7.3-litre V12 by Cosworth Engineering, tuned to deliver 559kW of power and 750Nm of torque.
The Aston Martin One-77 is capable of blasting from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 350km/h.
Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez described the One-77 as “the ultimate expression of Aston Martin”.
“Right from the beginning of the project the vision for the One-77 was very simple: It had to combine high-technology with hand-built craftsmanship, and demonstrate the unique capabilities and passion of our designers, engineers and technical partners," Bez said.
"The One-77 is a landmark car for Aston Martin, a machine that will endure as both a technological tour-de-force and as a piece of automotive art.”