Aston and Rolls unveil new models

Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce have unveiled two new super cars at the Geneva Motor Show.

The British manufacturer Aston Martin revealed its most powerful car yet with the One-77, capable of speeds of 200mph and 0mph to 60mph in 3.5 seconds.

The One-77, produced at Gaydon in Warwickshire, is powered by a 7.3-litre V12 engine and is expected to cost in excess of £1 million.

Rolls-Royce also took the opportunity to lift the lid on their new "baby" design. The 200EX on display is only an experimental model, but it points the way for an RR4 series that is due for production next year.

Rolls-Royce chief executive Tom Purves described the 200EX as a modern execution of timeless Rolls-Royce elegance.

He added: "We expect the more informal, agile design to broaden the appeal of Rolls-Royce motor cars, attracting people who appreciate its fusion of refinement, new technology and contemporary style."

Aston Martin chief executive Dr Ulrich Bez also emphasised the importance of technology in Aston's new design.

He said: "The One-77 had to combine high-technology with hand-built craftsmanship, and demonstrate the unique capabilities and passion of our designers, engineers and technical partners."

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