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With production of Aston Martin's One-77 finally starting next month, the $1.7 million, 750-hp racer took to the Nürburgring for a shakedown. Good news if you enjoy the twelve-cylinder symphony: there's still 22 unspoken for. (H/T to D-Fence!)
We've heard back from Aston Martin regarding "Dirty Shirley" being written on the side of the $1.7 million Aston Martin One-77 and someone chalking up 14 of them. No one was fired, apparently, and it's all a supplier's fault.
The Brits have announced the Aston Martin One-77's 7.3-liter V12 has been certified at 750-hp and 553.2 lb-ft of torque, which they claim makes it the most powerful regular-production naturally-aspirated engine... in the world. Hear it wail below.
Ten of the hyper-rare 220 MPH Aston Martin One-77 aluminum-shelled dream cars are going to a single unnamed Middle Eastern buyer according to persistent rumors. That's $19 million for 7,500 hp and 13% of the total run. [Top Gear]
The Aston Martin One-77 is one seriously lusty beast. But, since each of the 77 750HP, 7.3-liter V12-powered supercar cost $1.9 million, video is as close as most anyone will get. Well, video seemingly produced in the 1980s.