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Why You'll Hardly Find Any Aston Martin One-77s On the Road
By KYLE ENCINA
Aston Martin first unveiled the One-77 during the 2008 Paris Motor Show and planned to produce only 77 units, thus its name. Coming with a massive 7.3-liter V12 engine, the One-77 was capable of reaching speeds of up to 220mph.
Known not only for its impressive performance but also for its award-winning design, the One-77 at one point was the world’s most expensive car with a £1.2 million price tag. Still, all 77 units immediately sold out, so why didn’t Aston Martin make more of these bespoke beauties?
The short answer was that the One-77 was never meant to be a mass-produced supercar, but rather a special kind of Aston Martin model, designed to best represent the automaker’s DNA. Its production was complex, with its chassis alone comprising over 3,000 carbon fiber pieces.
Not surprisingly, with only 77 cars made and a price tag that’s increased in value over the years, the chances of seeing a One-77 drive by are pretty slim. In 2012, the odds dropped even further when one of the already-scarce supercars was totaled in a car crash.