Sunday, December 27, 2009

Aston Martin One-77 Supercar Hits 220mph During Testing

Aston Martin One-77 Supercar

Aston Martin has always been known for its lightning pace, opulence, comfort and of course its sky-high price tags. Its latest supercar – the Aston Martin One-77 is already setting new standards in all the attributes of the British marque. With a price-tag round about the $2 million mark, it was already in the news. Now, the One-77 has surpassed all predictions and broken the 200 mph mark.

A prototype of the model doing the auto shows is already engaging people worldwide. The launch of the One-77 is planned in 2010, while now it is going through a stringent development process. In the mean time, high-speed testing of the car is done at Nurburgring Circuit in Germany, and other top secret locations in southern Europe. It was during this series of test runs that the One-77 recorded a 220.007mph (354.86kmh) top speed. With that, the super-car closes in on being fastest car in the British marque’s history.

The new Aston Martin has been engineered to deliver an incredible amount of power as well as performance. It is powered by a 7.3-litre V12 engine which produces a breathtaking 700 to 740 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. These figures are well ahead of the McLaren F1’s 627 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque; though it edges the One-77 when it comes to speed.

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