Aston One-77: on track
Posted: 28 May 2012
I ask Porritt what that was like. "Remarkably boring," he says, then laughs. "I don't mean it was boring to drive the car! But in terms of the test, everything went to plan. Nardo took place to prove that all our simulation, empirical knowledge and downright guessing - ‘engineering judgement', let's call it! - was correct. Things like the cooling - engine oil cooler and radiator, thermal management stuff in the engine bay, engine calibration at very high engine speeds. It was all pretty much as predicted - and that's largely down to having clever people involved early in the project, in the initial spec and the initial thought."