Friday, February 25, 2011

Aston Martin One-77 – in the flesh

The completed Aston Martin One-77 revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este

The completed Aston Martin One-77 revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’EsteIt’s true, we did get to see what looked like a complete Aston Martin One-77 at the Geneva Motor Show. Sadly, it didn’t stay around long. It needed to get back to the UK to get a real interior – amongst other things – presumably back to where we saw it prior to Geneva, when we let you know it it would be shown despite rumours the whole project was being canned. And for reasons best know to AM, they replaced it on the stand with the Lagonda Concept – a huge, ugly SUV that was condemned roundly by all who saw it (although I have to admit it did grow on me – a bit).

But as we told you the other day, Aston Martin decided that the perfect place to show an ostensibly finished One-77 was the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este. Which, if it hadn’t rained (which thankfully it didn’t the whole time) would have been idyllic (actually, we had heard on the grapevine that Aston Martin had agreed that the first showing would be at this year’s Salon Prive at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham – glad we didn’t run that as a story!).

I have to say the Aston Martin One-77 does look as glorious in the flesh as we hoped. And the interior is special, just as we expected, although it’s true to say that the very few lucky owners of this £1,000,000 supercar will probably spec up the interior to suit their own tastes (or lack of, if some of the Veyrons we’ve seen are anything to go by).

And if you can ever say a car looks worth this price, this one does. An awful lot more so than the similarly priced Lamborghini Reventon.

Still, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This beholder loves it!


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