Monday, May 7, 2012

Car Of The Day: May 7, 2012

Today's car of the day is Hot Wheels' 2011 Aston Martin One-77.

The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupé built by Aston Martin.
It first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, although the car remained mostly covered by a "Savile Row tailored skirt" throughout the show, before being fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
There was a limited run of 77 units as delivery started in October 2010.

For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Aston Martin One-77

A recent addition from Hot Wheels, I really love how these photos turned out.  Especially the first and third images.

Prior to the One-77's Paris Motor Show debut, various details about the car had been leaked, but official specifications were not fully revealed until the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

The One-77 will feature a full carbon fibre monocoque chassis, a handcrafted aluminium body, and a naturally aspirated 7.3 litre V12 engine with 750 hp (560 kW). Aston Martin claims that this will be the most powerful naturally aspirated production engine in the world when the car is delivered.

The car will also use a strengthened version of the DB9's 6-speed automated manual transmission and height-adjustable pushrod suspension coupled with dynamic stability control. It will feature Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres (255/35 ZR20 front, 335/30 ZR20 rear) and Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes.

The top speed was estimated to be 200 mph (320 km/h) but actual tests in December 2009 showed a figure of 222 mph (357 km/h), with a 0–60 mph time of approximately 3.5 seconds.

The engineering and build source of the carbon chassis and suspension system is contracted to Multimatic of Canada.

The projected weight is 1,500 kg (3,307 lb).

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