After departing its way with FoMoCo, Aston Martin has seen the introduction of the new exclusive One-77, completion of the four-door Rapide and the resurrection of the Lagonda brand. With Aston Martin on its side Prodrive has become a serious player in the sports car and racing world.
That $2 million Aston Martin One-77 will enter production late next year. Only 77 units will be made, all of which have been accounted for. Power will come from a 700-hp 7.3L V12.
The Aston Martin Rapide will also arrive in the markets next year. U.S. will get its allocation in spring 2010 with pricing expected to be around $400,000. Aston Martin Rapide will be assembled by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria. Power will come from a 6.0L V12 engine producing in the excess of 500 horsepower. 0 to 60 mph will take under 5 seconds with a top speed 180 mph.
Lagonda will show its first concept vehicle next year with a production model coming in 2012. A second model is planned for 2012 with pricing rumored to be around $100,000.
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