Come on feel the noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
So what, exactly, is the One-77? Aston's ultimate grand tourer? Or its ultimate Nürburgring weapon?
"It's definitely a road car, not a track car," says Chris. "It's just... quite an extreme road car. Not quite as extreme in character as the V12 Vantage, though. We're not aiming to break Nürburgring records. That said, it's got to be safe at 190mph. We have to sacrifice a bit of low-speed comfort to make sure we're stable at that speed..."
Enough talking. Deep in the top-secret tent, the One-77's driver's door hinges open. Slide into the driver's seat. It's low but not uncomfortably so, the sills narrow enough to clear easily. The bare carbon fibre of the tub wraps around you. It is moulded into shape from a few large sheets of the weave: an elegant, complicated process with no unsightly joins. It takes five men three weeks to make a single tub.