Aston One-77: on track
Posted: 28 May 2012
Chris Porritt doesn't look like a world Grand Master test driver and automotive engineer. How do I put this? Er, he looks a bit, well, geekish.
I will immediately back-pedal on that statement by saying that Porritt looks pretty tough for a geek - if there were a World Geek Cage Fighting Championship then you'd expect Porritt to be winning it.
He is not a particularly skinny bloke, and he gives you the impression he doesn't suffer fools or take crap from anyone generally. But it's interesting that a bespectacled and relatively softly-spoken English chap, who looks a bit like a ‘Brains' character you might find plumbing the depths of a Dell motherboard, or Harry Potter on a less confident day, has a job that takes him about as far away from geekdom as it's possible to be - Porritt is Chief Platform Manager for the Aston Martin One-77.