Aston have been able to secure in excess of 100 orders for their new One-77 supercar - the first deliveries for the 1.2 million pound 200 mph supercar expected to begin in Autumn.

With car sales slumping in the shadow of a global credit crunch, Aston Martin have announced the news that the world's most expensive car in the world, their forthcoming new One-77, has its order book packed with customers. Limited to a run of just 77 examples and partially uncovered only last week in Paris, Aston have been able to secure in excess of 100 orders - the first deliveries for the 1.2 million pound 200 mph supercar expected to begin in autumn to those who've already put forward their cool £200,000 deposit.

Details are scarce, but the One-77 is expected to have a carbon fibre chassis, aluminium body panels and boast a 7.3-litre V12 block. The One-77 designation is however no reference to any of the car's workings, chief designer Reichmann explaining: "The number 75 just seemed way too obvious and normal; the number 77 was just two lucky sevens."

The announcement follows warnings over slowing European car sales in September, usually the hottest month for new registrations. Sales dropped most in Britain, down a fifth, while Western European sales saw a 9.3 percent decrease over September last year. With the release of the One-77, the £800,000 Veyron, presently the world's priciest new car, slips to second place.

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