Let’s get the bad news out of the way first and foremost. Aston Martin’s new flagship; its most extreme car; the “ultimate expression of Aston Martin”, is the fourth-best looking model in the Aston Martin range. Keep in mind, Aston Martin, with the advent of the One-77, builds four cars. At the bottom of the range, you have the V8 Vantage and its roadster companion. The Vantage is achingly, drop-dead gorgeous. Moving up, you’ll find the DB9 and DB9 Volante. Both the hardtop and convertible are classically drop-dead gorgeous. Another rung up, Aston Martin sells the DBS, a hard-core version of the DB9. It looks very, very good.
The One-77 is a shocking and striking car. There are more reasons to like the look of the One-77 then there are to hate the look of the One-77. Yet its appearance is almost an Aston Martin caricature. Like a New York Times political cartoon that makes Barack Obama’s body really skinny and his ears really big, the Aston Martin One-77 makes use of haunches so broad they’d be out of place on a tricked-out version of a Porsche 911 Turbo. The grille seems to be inspired by the Aston Martin DB7 Zagato, one of the ugliest cars of all time.
Yet, the car is distinctly Aston. The One-77’s stance is akin to a tiger ready to pounce on an unsuspecting antelope. All four of the 6-spoke wheels are a sight to behold. And the roofline, though similar to the Nissan 370Z’s, adds an exotic nature to the classic template.
Besides, the Aston Martin One-77 generates 700 horsepower from its 7.3L V12. Besides, every owner will have the suspension set up specifically for him… or her. Besides, the One-77’s glossy carbon fibre tub is apparently “mesmerising”. Besides, Aston Martin hung the engine 100mm lower than in any other Aston Martin road car, which is both symbolic of the overall sporting intent and absolutely useful in lowering the centre of gravity.
Take a look at all 15 pictures of the somewhat gorgeous Aston Martin One-77 below.