TTAC Photochop: Aston Martin One-77
I guess most of you have seen www.one-77.com by now, the teaser web-site for the next Aston Martin supercar. I was so impressed I bought the company! No, seriously, although dark and mysterious, AM's design sketch reveals lots of details. The most visible and surprising element of the design: the shape of the side vents. They remind me of the Corvette C5 concept. Some could find them as an evolution of the air exhausts found on the DBR5 (but not until they had a couple of beers). The one-77's front spoiler is also new. It shows two ascending creases that melt into the front lights. The peepers show an angular design with new optical elements. We can't tell from the Aston teaser sketch, but I bet the traditional grille will stay in place. A discrete lower intake completes the front styling in an elegant manner. Although it's designed as an extreme supercar, the one-77 looks a lot more subtle than the DBS. Only the four vents placed on the hood indicate that a beast needing lots of air is caged within. Sometimes I am ashamed that I get paid for having so much fun. [ED: at these prices, don't be] I thoroughly enjoyed my virtual business trip to the land of fetishistic elegance.
[Read Justin's review of the AM Vantage on Wednesday.]