Come on feel the noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
In a fat boom of exhaust and a flicker of LED lights, the One-77 snaps awake. It's real, alive: the first and, for now, the only production Aston Martin One-77, snarling and spitting unburned fuel from its exhaust with a ferocity that punches it straight out the realm of supercar fantasy and straight into the real world of, er, top-secret sheds in the depths of Middle England. For all the sketches and renderings, this is the first time we've heard the big V12, and the first time we've seen the One-77's predictably opulent interior.
"If you think that's loud, you should have heard it a few days ago," grins Chris Porritt, the One-77 programme manager and the man who's just fired the car into slightly intimidating reality. "We've had to turn it down a bit. It kept setting off all the car alarms in the area."