The Aston Martin One-77 is one of my all-time favorite cars that I’ll never see, drive, let alone own.
At more than $1 million per car, only 77 were produced.
The One-77 had a 7.3-liter V12 making 750 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6-speed single automated clutch. Aston Martin took it to 230 mph in testing, which is awesome. Interestingly, the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 uses the same Multimatic patented DSSV Monotube dampers that Aston Martin used in the One-77. The only other cars that ever got these dampers are raced in Formula 1.
In the video above you’ll see Harry Metcalfe, founder and former editorial director of Evo magazine, talk about the ultra rare super car on his Harry’s Garage YouTube channel.
While it may only have 750 hp, which is barely a big deal these days, it is without any doubt one of the coolest cars ever made (The new 2020 GT500 will have 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque). Granted, it really should have been done with a manual. The gearbox in this is very similar to the one that was in my parents’ 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible from back in the day. It was without any doubt one of the worst gearboxes that’s ever been in any car.
If I ever have the luxury of affording a “used” (I say that in parenthesis because I doubt anyone’s really used their One-77s), I’m spending a ton of money to have the automatic ripped out and a new manual from Aston put in.