TG chats to Aston's design chief

A beat, and then, a smile. "They're all very interesting," Marek Reichman, Aston Martin design director, says quietly. "They're very interesting and very valid for those companies, in terms of the way they're looking at technology and how they project themselves."

Another beat. A minor pause. Some hesitation. Then finally, something concrete. "But if you ask me about my favourite of them all? It would have to be the Ferrari." The ‘all' bit referring of course, to the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder: three rather stupendous hypercars, and three very different iterations of each companies' design philosophy.