Sam Philip27 April 2009

One-77: inside’s out

Aston shows off the interior of its jaw-dropping One-77, plans assault on the Nurburgring

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The Aston Martin One-77 saga is drawing to its epic finale. At the glitzy Concorso d'Eleganza on the shores of Lake Como this weekend, the million-pound supercar was shown off with its production interior and running powertrain, effectively completing the big, expensive One-77 jigsaw.

It looks, in a word, stunning. We've seen the One-77's gilled, sculpted exterior before, but take a look at that hand-crafted interior - the woven seats, the silvery switchgear, the leather, the carbon fibre. Not bad, eh? We're assuming the grubby footwell isn't standard issue, but we're quite happy with the rest of it, ta.

The One-77 is set to go on sale next year, armed with a 7.0-litre V12 putting out around 700bhp. Aston says all 77 examples have already been sold - at a cost of around £1.2 million apiece.

It's already scooped its first piece of silverware: on its weekend outing, the One-77 received the Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes. Good news, but surely with a production exterior, interior and powertrain it's pushing the definition of ‘concept'?

Talking of silverware, Aston has also announced that the V12 Vantage will race in the Nurburgring 24 Hour race this May. Lining up alongside the V8 Vantage that has competed since 2006, the giant-engined ‘baby Aston' - described as having only received ‘minor modifications' for the endurance race - will be driven by Aston CEO Dr Ulrich Bez.

Take a look at the V12 Vantage racer in our gallery - which also features a few more lovely shots of the One-77 - and then watch James in the Vantage 24 in the Alps...

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