Car enthusiasts are ignoring the world financial crisis to get their names down for a £1.2 million new car.
UK luxury vehicle company Aston Martin has had around 100 expressions of interest for its new limited edition 200mph car codenamed the One-77.
The 7.3 litre vehicle is being made at the company’s plant at Gaydon, Warwickshire, and is due to be available in the last three months of next year.
With just 77 being manufactured, some will be unlucky. It is thought that those keen to buy will have to put down a deposit of around £200,000.
“It’s fabulous we’ve had so much interest in the new car,” said Aston Martin spokesman Matt Clarke.
He went on: “Perhaps this shows that there are certain levels of affluence which are just not affected by the economic downturn.
“We will try to be as fair as possible in working out just who will be getting the new car. There has been a lot of interest from people abroad, particularly from Russia, the Middle East and China.”