Come on feel the noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
"We took inspiration from DTM racers, the ultimate front-mid-engined supercars," says Porritt, levering the One-77's bonnet upwards revealing an engine bay to send engine geeks into raptures for the next decade. "Technologically, they're extraordinary. They're front-engined F1 cars."
The sleek One-77 might look several galaxies removed from the befinned Teutonic racing saloons, but its front suspension set-up borrows heavily from DTM cars: a horizontal push-rod system tucked efficiently under the front crash structure. At high speed, it lowers the One-77 by 15mm to improve aerodynamics, which stiffens the springs by around 15 per cent. It's a neat, mechanical solution, clever yet economical.