Come on feel the noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
Still, the One-77 is bloody loud. Not a dirty, gutteral, raw chunter, but a clean, mellifluous sound, sharper and more sonorous than the DBS.
"We balanced the intake system so it runs in perfect symmetry," explains Porritt, a gregarious Mancunian with a happy knack for translating complicated engineering-speak into normal English. "Which reduces engine vibration and means it produces a full order note, a far purer sound than, say, a big American V8."
Even more than the headline figures - and let's be honest, a million quid and 750bhp are pretty spectacular headline figures - it's this attention to detail, the delicate elegance of the One-77's engineering that really grabs the attention.