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Ten Paris Show Reveals
It’s the time of year when automakers go on a wonderful vacation to Paris and show off the latest and greatest vehicles. The Paris Motor show is here, and there are quite a few vehicles that are slated to be revealed this year.
Since the show comes around every-other year, some automakers use it as a great excuse to show off the latest concepts and production vehicles. This years show features a ton of great looking vehicles like Peugeot’s Onyx Supercar concept (seen above.)
Here’s our list of the Ten Paris Motor Show reveals from the past few years that are worth a look back on.
Check out AutoGuide’s coverage of the 2012 Paris Motor show here.
10. Porsche 918 Spyder: $845,000
The list of the Top 10 most expensive new cars is even more shocking that you might expect. Released by Forbes, you can forget the Ferrari 458 or the $300,000 Lamborghini Aventador because even at the low end of the scale these models start at right around the one million mark.
In 10th place, at $845,000 is Porsche’s upcoming flagship, the 918 Spyder. When it does arrive later this year, it will come powered by a high-revving V8 engine making more than 500 hp, mated to a plug-in hybrid system that adds over 218 hp. Porsche claims a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds, with an incredible 78 mpg rating.
Aston Martin will be teaming up with Galpin Aston Martin of California to show off the final pre-production engineering development One-77 at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. This special One-77 has covered 14,000-miles including endurance testing at Nardo in Italy and the infamous Nurburgring in Germany.
Spectators to this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will be able to check out the 7.3L V12-powered exotic in person, but unfortunately won’t get to experience the 750-hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. But we’ll all be able to admire the handcrafted aluminum body and full carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
Keep in mind that the One-77 that will be on display isn’t a final production model, and the car that will be for sale may be slightly different.
GALLERY: Aston Martin One-77
Go behind the scenes to see how Aston Martin’s top-of-the-line One-77 is crafted. You can learn how this advanced production car is made and take a tour of Aston Martin’s impressive factory on National Geographic’s popular Megafactories series.
Aston Martin has given the TV series Megafactories (also known in the US as Ultimate Factories) full access to its facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. The show follows the One-77 from its conception in October 2007 to the build of the first production One-77 in October 2010. Viewers will be treated to high-definition footage of the 1,000 square foot facility where 77 vehicles will be hand-produced. You’ll also be introduced to the 27 technicians who work there and have spent over 2,700 man-hours to complete the One-77.
The Aston Martin One-77 special premiers in the UK on Sunday, September 4 at 9 pm on National Geographic, Sky Channels and Virgin Media channels. If you’re not in the UK, don’t worry – this show will be broadcast in 64 countries worldwide, so check your local listings.
Video after the jump
Gallery: Aston Martin One-77
The $1.6-million Aston Martin One-77 is the fastest and the most powerful production car ever made by the luxury sportscar brand. With just 77 units planned to be produced (hence the name, One-77), it is also quite rare.
So imagine our surprise when we stumbled upon the website for Alain Class Motors, an exotic car dealership in Dubai, U.A.E., who has not one, but two brand new examples of the One-77.
The ad is not a hoax either. This is not some dealer using file photos from the manufacturer to lure people and collect deposits for the possibility of ordering the car. No, this dealer has both of these cars (and plenty of other exotic machinery) sitting in the showroom.
Have your pick from either the white example with the red interior, or the more James Bond-esque gun metal grey with a white interior. Both examples have just delivery miles on them.
The One-77 uses a 7.3-liter, V12 motor that produces 750-hp. Power is sent to the rear-wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters. It can cover the sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and will keep going all the way to 225 mph.
So if you haven’t been hurt by the world’s financial meltdown and you don’t want to order and wait for your car to get built, these two can be had right away. We surely would, if only we could.
[Source: Alain Class Motors]
The biggest downfall to checking out photos of a car is not being able to revel in the note of its engine. Aston Martin‘s One-77 certainly looks the part of a supercar, and its specs leave even the most hardcore car enthusiast salivating.
While very few of us will ever get to experience the One-77 hands-on, Aston Martin has released a video so that the majority of us will at least get to experience the beautiful and intoxicating note that the 7.3L V12 emits.
The British luxury car manufacturer released a video of the One-77 as it pilots its way through scenic Europe allowing us to enjoy the sights and the sounds. Watch as the exotic spins its 20-inch wheels through winding roads, sharing with the world its unique exhaust note and proving that the One-77 sounds just as amazing as anyone could have imagined.
Check out the video after the break.
You want it all… you just can’t afford it. But what you can afford is the Luxury Toys For Men book that is full of toys you will never own.
Offering 138 full-color photographs, this book is available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian and features the ultimate wish list of luxury toys that men want. And making it to the top of the list is the Aston Martin One-77. For a mere $1.7 million, the special edition Aston Martin One-77 is limited to only 77 cars. A few of the other luxury vehicles that made it into the book include the Audi R8 GT, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Jaguar XKR Special Edition, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition and the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible.
The book also features luxe living necessities such as electronics, accessories and gadgets. Just a few of the things you wish you had are the Ecosse Titanium Series RR motorcycle, SportRiva 56′ and Aguti 20M yachts, Challenger 850 and Citation CJ4 jets, and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix watches.
[Source: Born Rich]
One of the rarest supercars on the planet is the Aston Martin One-77. As the name suggests, only 77 examples of this 7.3-liter, V12 exotic will be made, making it one of the most sought after cars in the world.
It is also seriously fast. Thanks to its 750-hp motor, the One-77 can sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and top out at 227-mph, not that you should try that on any road in North America.
In the Middle-East, it’s a different matter, since some of their roads have no limits, and that is where we find a used One-77 up for grabs.
Perhaps used is the wrong word, because this gorgeous white on red example has only delivery miles on the odometer. While the dealer has not listed any asking price on his website, but since Aston Martin charges $1.5-million for one, you can imagine this one won’t be going for much less than that.
[Source: Alain Class]
One of the most eagerly anticipated cars for 2011 has to be the limited edition Aston Martin One-77. This $2-million rolling sculpture features a 7.3-liter, V12 that produces 750 hp and 553 ft-lbs of torque. All that power will be transferred to only the rear-wheels via a six-speed paddle shift gearbox, made especially for this car by Graziano.
In testing, this 3,300 lb, all carbon-fiber car has already hit more than 220 mph, and sprints from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The stuff of dreams for any car enthusiast for sure, and since only 77 will ever be made, it will surely be a rare sight.
However, the current state of the world’s economy has not been kind to this project. So far, only 60 have been confirmed sold, so to create more interest in this car, Aston Martin is taking it on an Asian tour, which include stops in cash-rich regions like Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei and China.
Hopefully Aston Martin will also one day drop one by the AutoGuide office. We promise to do our best to raise its profile.
Aston Martin‘s most opulent supercar, the $1.7 million One-77 was spotted doing laps of the Nurburgring recently, and the V12 shriek should be enough to move all 77 units directly to the garages of the UAE.
For whatever reason, 22 units are still unsold, so you can still pick one up even if you’re not royalty. For the rest of you plebes, hit the jump to check out the One-77 lapping the Nurburgring.
Hit the jump to watch the video
Aston Martin is claiming that their upcoming One-77 supercar, with a 7.3L V12 putting out 750 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The closest competitor in the power stakes is the Pagani Zonda Clubsport, which puts out similar torque but only 681 horsepower.
Only 77 examples will be built for an estimated cost of $1.8 million dollars. “The One-77 is approaching a production reality and of course, there is considerable excitement in the project. Now the next steps are all about details and refinement to complete the composition. I know the final car will demonstrate what the Aston Martin team is capable of,” said Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin’s CEO, to Autocar.
A very lucky gentleman has ordered 10 Aston Martin One-77 supercars, buying up 13% of the entire supply of Aston’s $1.7 million supercar. The buyer, believed to be from the Middle East (where else) has apparently ordered different colour combinations for each car.
Aston Martin has revealed little else about the transaction, but has said that 65 of the 77 cars have now been sold. The One-77 will hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and features the company’s most powerful V12, a 7.3L unit capable of putting down 750 horsepower. The One-77 also features inboard, pushrod-activated shock absorbers, something typically seen only on LeMans cars.
No word on whether James Bond will be seen driving a One-77 in the upcoming Bond film, but Daniel Craig, who plays the British superspy, famously ordered a Lotus Evora upon the vehicle’s unveiling. Perhaps its time for 007 to switch to another British marque if all 77 cars are suddenly spoken for.
Gallery: Aston Martin One-77
Looking like a very attractive cross between a Mercedes-Benz SLS and a Maserati GranTurismo, the Aston Martin One-77 was seen crawling along the streets of London in commemoration of the new Silverstone Circuit.
With only 77 ever being made, this video is closest you’ll get to seeing one in person, unless you live in Monaco or the UAE. There’s very little music coming from the 750 horsepower V12 engine, and there’s no footage of the crazy in-board shocks or the completely custom interior. In fact, the video isn’t even that interesting. But boy is the One-77 pretty.
Check out the video after the jump, and be sure to browse through our gallery of pics as well for a closer look at the One-77:
GALLERY: Aston Martin One-77
While the real stars of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance are the vintage autos, the Concept Lawn is a special place where future show-stoppers are put on display. While some of the models are actually concepts, many are rare coachbuilt models and a few are full-production cars.
In the concept category there was the luxury convertible plug-in hybrid, the Fisker Sunset, as well as the absolutely stunning Infiniti Essence Concept - a hybrid in it’s own right, making 600hp thanks to a 440hp twin-turbo direct-injection 3.7-liter V6 and a 160hp electric motor.
Included in the list of Coachbuilt creations was the edgy Corvette ZR1-based Stile Bertone Mantide. This is no kit car, however, as the vehicle was designed by Jason Castriota, the man who also penned the Pininfarina P4/5. Plus, it weights 220 lbs less than the ZR1 for even more performance.
Also on display was the Devon GTX (pictured above), arguably the arch-nemesis of the Mantide, as it is based on the Dodge Viper. With a more shapely body than the Mantide, the 650hp GTX is scheduled to attempt to set a new fastest lap time at the Nürburgring. No doubt there’s some ego involved in this announcement as Devon attempted to buy Viper from Chrysler but the deal was never completed.
In the production category cars ranged from the reasonably well priced (Lotus Evora) to the ridiculous (Bugatti Sang Bleu). The four-seater Lotus is scheduled to be released early next year, while the ultra-limited edition Bugatti is based on the convertible Grand Sport model. Other production or near production models included the Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder, V-10 powered Audi R8, the 750hp carbon-chassis Aston Martin One-77, a Morgan, the all-new 510hp 2010 Jaguar XJL Supersport, the Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss and the Rolls-Royce EX200, aka, the Ghost. And who could forget the misplaced SMS 570X Dodge Challenger.