Design verification models are made in full scale from the design drawings to verify all the design and engineering surfaces of the car are correct before starting production tooling. This particular 1:1 model was built on a steel ladder chassis clad in model board, milled to shape and painted in what became called Villa d’Este blue.
Above the quarter size clay model of the One-77 which is often displayed in the customer atrium at the Aston Martin facility in Gaydon.
Once production proper began, there was no use for full sized model, so AML disposed of it at the 2016 Bonhams auction at AM Works. It was snapped up for a little over £10,000.