Aston Martin's One-77 supercar will have what the firm claims is the world's most powerful normally aspirated production engine when deliveries start early next year.
The Gaydon manufacturer has confirmed today that the car's 7.3-litre, V12 poweprlant will be officially rated at 750bhp and 553lb ft, figures that will place the One-77 comfortably clear of Pagani's 681bhp Zonda Cinque and even the track-only Zonda R Clubsport.
Aston remains confident that all 77 examples of the car will be sold, despite a price tag in excess of £1.2m.
The company is said to have firm deposits for more than half of the production run, with "serious expressions of interest" that will cover more than the remainder.
Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston's chief executive, said, “The One-77 is approaching a production reality and of course, there is considerable excitement in the project.
Now the next steps are all about details and refinement to complete the composition. I know the final car will demonstrate what the Aston Martin team is capable of.”