There were originally 77 of these exclusive and sought-after cars. Now unfortunately there is one less, as an Aston Martin One-77 crashes in a high-speed accident.
Aston Martin's most exclusive and sought-after One-77 is a rare vehicle. In the first ever known road incident involving this British car, the model has now become even rarer.
The Chinese website weibo.com published a photo of the wrecked car on a low loader truck. The car was apparently delivered just weeks ago, did not have any plates and was most likely not registered or insured.
Supercar blog Shmee150 says the car was believed to be “brand new and one of the last to be built although the [build] number is unknown”.
According to reports, the car hit a curb at high speed, tearing out the front left wheel, which destroyed the splash board and face bar.
The main hull of the carbon fibre monocoque appears to be intact, which means the driver couldn’t have been seriously hurt and while the wreck looks bad, it could be repaired if the owner is willing to get the car to the Aston Martin factory in the U.K. The vehicle’s 7.0-litre V12 engine appears to be safe, too.
Aston Martin One-77 - the car's original appearance
The Aston Martin One-77 model was released in 2009. The whole line, limited to 77 vehicles, sold out long before production started.
The price of the vehicle varies, depending on the country it has been sold to and the extent of “personification”. In China, this Aston Martin was apparently sold for 47 million Yuan – $7 million – to a customer reportedly from Shenzen. In Great Britain, an Aston Martin One-77 cost ₤1.4 million.
If the owner doesn't send the car to the U.K. for repair, possibly this desirable model of Aston Martin will become the One-76?