Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Every now and again a new, ultra-rare hypercar comes along, with less than 100 units made for a very exclusive clientele. The McLaren F1, the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, and the Ferrari 250 GTO all fall into this category. So too, does the Aston Martin One-77, and with only 77 units built (see what they did there?), it's a beautiful thing.
The One-77 was announced at a weird time, just as the economy was completely collapsing. Even still, Aston forged ahead, and they somehow managed to sell every single car they made despite the astronomical price tag of somewhere around $1,700,000. This documentary from National Geographic takes a look at the heritage that went into the car, the design process, how they're built, and, luckily for us, even what they sound like. It's also interesting to note the hyper-modern factory, and it's especially comparable to McLaren.
Unfortunately, they don't have any footage of One-77s randomly stalling around Paris. You'll have to stick to Jalopnik for that.