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Watch Evo’s Harry Metcalfe Review the 750HP Aston Martin One-77 Supercar

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Reviewing a car two years after its production commenced is quite unusual in the automotive world, even if the vehicle in question is a supercar. Aston Martin, though, had vowed that no motoring journalist would get his/her hands on the One-77, so it didn't provide a test car to anyone.

But as they say, when there is a will, there’s a way. The simplest is to convince an owner to lend you the car. Not the easiest of tasks when it’s a £1.2 million (US$1.9 million, €1.5 million at today’s exchange rates), 750HP hypercar of which only 77 exist.

Evo magazine boss Harry Metcalfe managed to do it and released a world-exclusive video review of Aston Martin’s exotic. Apart from being a seasoned motoring hack, Metcalfe also knows a thing or two about serious supercars as he owns, among other things, a Pagani Zonda and a Ferrari 550 Maranello.

As he points out, the extremely limited production makes the One-77 six times more exclusive than the Bugatti Veyron. That's one fact that must surely have weighed on the 77 millionaires’ decision to spend that kind of cash on the Aston.

Journalists and car fans often complain about how all Aston Martins look alike. So, the question that arises is whether the One-77 is just a regular Aston on steroids or a hypercar with a unique character that enables it to rival the likes of the Pagani Huayra and the Veyron.

You can learn Harry's verdict by watching the 14-minute video review that follows the jump.

By Andrew Tsaousis


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8 Comments:

Seventy-Seven x One said... »January 03, 2013

Such a beautiful automobile. Its engine and exhaust sounds are mesmerizing. Great video.

J said... »January 03, 2013

am I crazy or is the left side window cracked?

Jim Wile said... »January 03, 2013

Reflection from the road.

Ricardo E Callado said... »January 03, 2013

the window was probably foggy, and the condensation from the windshield carried over as drops to the left window + the wind, gave the drops some boost to make those horizontal lines

Thomas Maynard said... »January 03, 2013

salty roads plus rainy conditions meant that a streak appeared on the window. this could be mistaken for a crack in the window.

Vassilis said... »January 04, 2013

What an amazing car! Top Gear reviewed it in print, Evo in video as well! Thank you!

lacutis2012 lacutis said... »January 04, 2013

Over Priced...but defintely Supreme built quality ... and love the screaming sound of an Angry Balrog under the hood...

Ed said... »January 07, 2013

I'm waiting for the absense of outside mirrors (inside one too). A cambra can now do the job with side/rear views in the heads-up display. I'm still waiting.

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