Come on feel the noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
You sit deep in the driver's seat, not quite as low as, say, a Murcielago, but way back over the rear wheels, a huge expanse of dash and bonnet stretching out before you. The centre console is steeply raked towards the windscreen base, the dash and a few switches the only recognisable Aston carry-overs. The two large paddles control an automated manual gearbox, a reworked, toughened version of the DB9's transmission.
There's a riot of materials and finishes going on in here: chrome and gold surfaces, leather, brushed aluminium, and a bizarre, corrugated finish to the roof lining that resembles ossified crate paper but turns out to be ‘laser-cut leather'. Porritt explains that this One-77 demonstrates the full range of interior materials to potential customers: completed cars will boast a more unified cabin, created to the customer's hopefully-more-exacting specification. You can have all that gorgeous carbon fibre painted over. But why would you?