The world financial crisis is failing to dampen the spirits of scores of car enthusiasts who have been queueing up to put their names down for a new £1.2 million super car.
So far there have been around 100 expressions of interest for a new limited edition 200mph car from luxury vehicle manufacturer Aston Martin.
The 7.3-litre vehicle, codenamed the One-77, is being made at the company's plant at Gaydon, Warwickshire, and is due to be available towards the end of next year.
Some of those on the waiting list will be unlucky, with just 77 of the cars due to be made. It is thought that those keen to buy will have to put down a deposit of around £200,000.
Aston Martin spokesman Matt Clarke said: "It's fabulous we've had so much interest in the new car.
"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."
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