Warwickshire, England – Aston Martin has released a multi-million dollar one off car, made from spare parts they forgot they had.
Aston found it still had a low-mileage carbon-fiber monocoque and V-12 engine from a One-77 prototype (which made it’s debut more than a decade ago). the brand’s Q division thought leaving it in storage would be a waste, so they got to work planning a new build.
One lucky customer received a phone call asking if they’d be interested in purchasing a completely original, one of a kind Aston Martin Victor supercar – they accepted the offer.
The structure was sent back to its original supplier, Multimatic, to be restored to as-new specification. Aston Martin’s engine partner, Cosworth, stripped the V-12 back to the block before rebuilding it.
The resulting 12-cylinder improved on the One-77’s quite adequate 750 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque to a superior 836 hp and 614 lb-ft. It retains its 7.3-liter displacement and natural aspiration, but now the engine will be a six-speed manual transmission instead of the One-77’s six-speed automatic unit with paddle shifters.
Top Gear drove the car, and highlighted just how many ‘One-77 related’ cars are in the market. Though, the Victor supercar is expected to be the last car built on those underpinnings – unless Aston Martin discovers more leftover parts buried somewhere in dust.