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One 77 Vulcan and AM-RB 001

(2008 - date)

August 2008 - most of Europe and the US are taking their Summer Holidays, including myself yet AM release one advertisement and a tiny amount of information about a future halo car to be called the One-77. The press release was extremely brief

''One-77 fuses advanced technology with stunning Aston Martin design to create possibly the world’s most desirable automotive art form. Based on a sophisticated carbon fibre chassis with a handcrafted aluminium body, this 7.3 litre V12 super car will deliver exhilarating performance for a strictly limited number of discerning customers.''

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Only two other pieces of info were released – the price – £1,000,000 plus taxes – and a limited production run of 77 examples. Potential customers were invited to make a non-refundable £200,000 deposit.

Following a tantalising view of the car three quarters hidden under a cover at Paris, the naked chassis of car number 1 and a mock-up One-77 were shown at Geneva in 2009. The un-bodied chassis didn’t last beyond the press days, but the mock-up took pride of place on the turntable until the show ended.

Then, at long last  and unexpectidly, the One-77 world debut in late April 2009, where the car was shown at the Concorso d’Eleganza on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. winning  the Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes.

Three years after production of the One-77 had ended, Aston Martin introduced a track only spin-off called the Vulcan. Limited to only 24 examples, the Vulcan will be built towards the end of 2015 in a new facility currently under construction.