Some folks clearly have way too much cash.
Always a fan of Aston Martin, and rather partial to some day owning one (ja right. Right after I buy a Gulfstream and an island), I nearly choked on my broke-ass working-class Bovril sarmie when I heard that some clown bought not one, but TEN, limited edition Aston Martin One-77 supercars.
Now we’re not just chatting about any old run of the mill Aston Martin either (is there such a thing?), as mentioned, this is the One-77 supercar – the whole “One-77″ bit means that only 77 are being made.
As griped by TopSpeed:
OK, now this is totally unfair. The Aston Martin One-77 is limited to only 77 units, but when only one customer gets 10 of them, it makes it impossible to have a chance to buy one. Not that we had that chance. Of course the buyer is from Middle East (where else!) and apparently he bought the cars for “The Family.”
When the customer made his demand (10 cars delivered by September), you can imagine that the guys from Aston Martin said this might be impossible. But a cheque of $23,000,000 made it more than possible (as a refresher an One-77 costs $1,4 million).
Oh, and apparently there’s more. There is another guy who asked for two One-77: one to drive and one to hang on the wall as a piece of art.
Firstly, he wrote a cheque for $23mil. WHO writes a cheque for $23mil? Do you? Didn’t think so. (And if you do, can I have one?)
Secondly, did you catch that bit about the other tonsil who plans to HANG THE CAR ON THE WALL AS A PIECE OF ART?
What, a van Gogh not good enough for your bog wall? FHM ran out of Jessica Biel posters? IT’S A SUPERCAR!!!! Not some piece of crap print of a frikkin iceberg or some lame-ass calendar with pictures of puppies!
You know what buddy? F@ck you AND your crappy wall. I hope it falls down and squashes your hydrangeas.
And I’m not alone in being just a teensy-weensy bit jealous – BornRich also recently had a post on the sale. Check out how he tries to be all formal and “Yes well, bravo to him. We wish him and his 10 supercars well and and and…”, but you just KNOW that deep down inside he is so green with envy that it is slowly killing him:
In the normal world of ours, we can only dream of owning “a” supercar, however, to dream of owning 10 supercars, either you’ve got to be a lazy bum with a lot of lazybones or you are someone with a lot of oil wells in the backyard. Of course, the second one sounds better and according to a report, a Middle Eastern buyer has decided to purchase 10 limited edition Aston Martin One-77 supercar for his family. At the 1.7 million price tag, One-77 supercar is limited to just 77 units of these exotic beasts, but owning 10 would mean $23 million. The One-77 is made using a carbon fiber monocoque to keep the weight at an absolute minimum – just 3,300 lbs — and the road-burning power comes from a 7.3-liter V12 making 750-hp with a top speed at 220 mph. So, if you haven’t seen money doing the talks before, I think you just did.
Now there are only 67, thanks to this guy. That’s just greedy, and generally terrible form. What will I buy now if none are available anymore?
Coz that’s what’s stopping me from owning one.
Because Frik von F@ckknuckle decided to hang one on his goddamn wall.
Wanna know what all the fuss is about? Here are some pics of one kick-ass wall-hanging:
Click the first image to enlarge the photo and start the gallery
Plenty more pics and wallpapers of this super-chorrie at TopSpeed.