Aston One-77: on track
Posted: 28 May 2012
The first car of 77 rolls off the production line later this year, and the sort of customers who have bought it - there are 48 orders fully paid-up already - won't want to be waiting any longer than expected for their new toy. The car's development cycle is now 80 per cent complete. We're here to find out a bit more about the grubby hard work that goes on between the initial unveil of the concept and the first finished car rolling off the production line.
We meet Porritt at Aston's Gaydon factory on a freezing January day. He arrives in surely the most spectacular-looking supercar in creation, one that matches fabulous looks with a stupendous high-pitched V12 scream. Porritt has just returned from the Nardo test track in the heel of Italy, a big banked circle 7.8 miles in circumference, where cars can easily get to their terminal velocity, and stay there.