Aston One-77: on track
Posted: 28 May 2012
"I've been very fortunate to have greater freedom to be able to spend money to make sure things are right," says Porritt. "And the people on this project have great enthusiasm. There is a requirement to deliver the car to a time scale, which can be very stressful, but everyone knows they'll only have one chance to do a car like this."
Meeting Porritt and seeing the great Aston in this workmanlike state really hammers home exactly what the few lucky One-77 customers are paying for - brain power. It isn't a cheap car, but it was never going to be. It's simply brilliant, packed full of innovative thinking from some of the best engineers and designers anywhere. As Porritt disappears with a neat flick turn and the V12 screams to full revs as he deliberately spins the wheels on the slippery tarmac, all thoughts of ‘geekiness' waft away on the cold Warwickshire wind. What a car.