Come on feel the noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
Blip the throttle and the engine engulfs you. Because the V12 sits so low, there was no room to run the exhaust out under the body of the One-77, so the exhausts channel to the back of the car through the carbon fibre side sills, literally inches from the driver's and passenger's outer elbows. Which means you're sat within the chest cavity of the One-77, enveloped within the noise as the bypass valves blast open at 3,750rpm.
Sadly we won't drive the One-77 tonight. Not yet. We - and the 40-odd proles who have already laid down a £200,000 deposit for their One-77 - will have to wait a little longer. Our welcome outstayed, the One-77 coughs, snarls and slinks off into the night: low, wide, undeniably spectacular. Worth a million quid? Maybe, just maybe. The One-77 could be out of this world.
Words: Sam Philip
Photography: Ripley and Ripley