Rare Aston Martin One-77 Proceeds Go To African Parks

Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77

An Aston Martin One-77 will be sold with all proceeds going to African Parks on behalf of Auction4Wildlife (Est: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000).

Presented by Auction4Wildlife to benefit African Parks, this the 38th of only 77 examples built and currently displaying a frugal 888 km (552 miles) on the speedometer, will go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s inaugural Auction at the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi GP 2019.

In partnership with Auction4Wildlife, the consignor and original owner, Markus Jebsen, chairman of MF Jebsen Nature Conservation Foundation and Founder of Auction4Wildlife, will generously donate the proceeds from the sale of the One-77 to African Parks so that the charitable organisation may continue its important work restoring landscapes, saving species, and ensuring sustainable livelihoods for local communities.

Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77 will be sold with all proceeds going to African Parks on behalf of Auction4Wildlife (Est: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000)

At the Geneva Salon six months later, a completed One-77 show car took the automotive world by storm. Retaining the signature form that had characterized the popular DB9 and DBS models, the One-77 was a clear amplification of everything that Aston Martin represented.

Aston Martin One-77

The new model stood wider and lower than its predecessors, clothed in aluminium coachwork that appeared to be a DB9 on steroids, with huge, pronounced rear haunches, beautifully exaggerated side strakes, and the trademark Aston Martin grille. The body was a unique blend of old-world techniques and modern materials, with each single-piece aluminium front wing requiring three weeks of pounding and formation by an individual craftsman.

Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77

The body was mounted on a stiff, lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque chassis that tipped the scales at only 180 kg, helping to keep overall kerb weight to a minimum. Into this jewel of a shell the designers dropped a 7.3-litre version of the company’s highly developed V-12, which was specially reworked for the One-77 by the racing engineers at Cosworth.

With a minimal flywheel and quad exhaust pipes, the free-revving V-12 developed an elevated compression ratio of 10.9:1, good for 750 hp and 553 foot-pounds of torque. Placed well behind the front axle, the powerful engine also sat 100 mm lower than in the DB9, thanks to the adoption of a dry-sump lubrication system. Power was administered to a six-speed manual automated transaxle through a carbon propshaft that passed through a magnesium-alloy torque tube, and control of the 20-inch rear wheels was administered by a limited-slip differential.

Capable of hitting a top speed in excess of 220 mph, the One-77 was sprung with a fully adjustable suspension that automatically lowered at triple-digit speeds, at which point a huge rear wing deployed to increase downforce. Cross-drilled carbon-ceramic brakes brought the car back to earthbound speeds.

The stunning One-77 on offer, chassis no. SCFGFXXX1BGS17738, is a rare example of Aston Martin’s unique hypercar built. Sparingly driven, the car currently displays under 1,000 km and is presented in Black Pearl and trimmed with an interior of Blue Gin complemented by Anodized Blue and chrome metal trim.

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The purchaser will not only contribute to African Parks’ commendable pursuit but will also acquire one of the most beautiful modern hypercars ever built (Est. $1,500,000 – $2,000,000) and without any reserve.

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