New Aston to cost 1.2 million

* Codenamed One-77 * Owners will design their own cars * Powered by 650bhp 7.0-litre V12...

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11 August 2008

New Aston to cost 1.2 million

Got a spare 1.2 million and looking for a car?

If the answer's yes, then this all-new, super-exclusive coupe from Aston Martin, codenamed the One-77, will be of interest.

Details of the car, which is set to go on sale in 2009, are sketchy, but it is expected to be a front-engined coupe with hand-formed aluminium panels over an all-new carbon fibre monocoque chassis.

Power will come from a 7.0-litre V12 rated at about 650bhp, which should make the One-77 faster than any existing Aston and push top speed beyond 220mph.

Sign up early, though, and you won't just be buying a car, because you'll also be able to get involved with the design and development of the car.

Buyers will get access to the companys top designers and engineers, will have cars minutely tailored to their own requirements, and will even be encouraged to take part in suspension development.

Aston Martin chairman David Richards said: 'Its a very special car for customers who want to take the bespoke experience to a higher level. Every car will be entirely individual.'

The One-77 name, which reflects the fact no more than 77 versions of the car will be built, will not be used for the final car.