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First Aston Martin One-77 crash

 First Aston Martin One-77 crash
Aston Martin one-77 crash

It looks like Aston Martin is going to have to rename their super car. The model was introduced as the "One-77" because a total of 77 units were being made available to purchase, but "One-76" may be a more appropriate name after this model was practically destroyed in a crash.

The incident occurred in Hong Kong and was the result of the driver hitting a kerb at high speed. Reports have stated there were no other cars involved in the crash and thankfully no-one was injured.

The majority of the damage seems to be superficial, however, with the One-77's carbon fiber monocoque body structure and handcrafted aluminum exterior, replacement parts might not be ready for shipping to the local body shop. If salvageable, this vehicle may have to make a special trip to Aston Martin to be rebuilt, and considering the costs involved beyond parts and labor, it could very well be wiser for the insurance company to write the €1 million One-77 off.

 

Source: shmee150 via gtspirit

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Xanavi23
Burning Ferrari's, smashed Astons. It is a terrible week for elite supercars. Borders on tragic really.
May 29, 2012 1:19 pm
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GSS5_23
"The majority of the damage seems to be superficial" wtf are wcf writers smoking? if that's 'superficial' damage i'd hate to see what they think is real damage. no way in hell even an acura with damage like that wouldn't get written off. as for the driver..what a moron.
May 29, 2012 9:36 am
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BrianWCF
...so says the expert in collision repair!
Sep 5, 2012 4:07 pm
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MrDanaston
as a big Aston Martin it makes me so angry that rich fools can do this to a rare car and not blink an eye lid ahhhhhhh
May 29, 2012 7:50 am
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VWinsider
Ooops I guess now's a bad time to tell dad I borrowed his car!
May 29, 2012 5:11 am
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motorfan28
This is a way to beat the GFC, and still look good. 1. Buy the car as you have the money to do so and insure it. 2. Drive it around and let people know you have a one-77. 3. Once your sick of it and in need of funds, you wreck it to get the insurance money. The car costed about $7m to buy in Hong Kong so it would have better to have insurance to pay up and only lose out a couple of thousand and get your $7m back. That's business for ya
May 29, 2012 3:14 am
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porsche6616
probably better off just order a new one rather than costs money to ship this junk back to AM..
May 28, 2012 11:28 pm
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benzboy
doesnt this article perpetuate the stereotype about asian drivers!!! LOL
May 28, 2012 9:26 pm
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TheAntichrist
LOL..Or Middle east or Arabic dudes :D..Please dont give them Europeancars!!!
May 29, 2012 1:04 am
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GRAVE
Actually in the middle east they care about their supercars more than Chines, Koreans and Europians. I'm an UAE citizen and the supercars here looks very new even after 5 or 7 years.
May 29, 2012 5:09 am
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BeEmWe
Agree with Grave. I'm a Dubai resident and despite the large number of super cars in here,you rarely see such things. I'd say the owners behave decently most of the time.
May 29, 2012 8:12 am
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najdier
"Arabic" is for language and literature. "Arab" is for people and countries. Because driving in a city like Riyadh is atrocious, most supercars don't go out until late at night. With the exception of some mama's boys, most supercar owners care for their cars.
May 29, 2012 8:15 am
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Xanavi23
Im christian Greek and from Canada. Dont say stupidly prejudice things out of childish jealousy. At least if its one of these rich Arabian gentlemen, its well within his finances to fix it to pristine order no matter how damaged.
May 29, 2012 3:38 pm
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moodyaaa
Ummm so you are the profissional driver? Am Arab and I don't agree with you, I was invited in a BMW M event once , and in Audi event too. And I got first in both knowing that am the only Arab between all Europeans. But I really would like to see your driving skills.
May 29, 2012 8:10 pm
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cyberac
Actually, the article doesn't. You did!
May 29, 2012 10:38 am
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automobile007
ahh WCF beat me to it with "One-76"
May 28, 2012 7:26 pm
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GRAVE
I wonder how much its going to cost for the rebuilt.
May 28, 2012 7:19 pm
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Alux
Proof that just because you're rich enough to buy a supercar, does not mean you're a good enough driver to drive one.
May 28, 2012 6:53 pm
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vilivo
Been saying that for a long time:)
May 28, 2012 7:14 pm
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gecko9585
Aston Martin One-76 ;-)
May 28, 2012 6:29 pm
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