In spite of the red sticky-backed plastic wrapping giving it a distinctly 'down-at-heel' disguise, this One-77 is not a development prototype. Nope, we're reliably informed by our factory sources that it's one of the first £1.2m customer cars undergoing road-testing prior to delivery.
The car was spotted and snapped by PHer Pete Graylish (judas) who said it sounded glorious. It's interesting to think that all the One-77 hypercars will get an outing on the M40 as part of the pre-delivery process, because for some cars headed to collectors it could be the only time they appear on the public road at all.
Apparently Aston has already sold 62 of the 77 examples it intends to build, even though no-one outside the factory has yet driven the car. Aston reports strong interest in the remaining 15 slots, but says it has a few potential customers who are reluctant to take the plunge without a test drive - so they'll be letting those lucky 'prospects' behind the wheel in the next few weeks.
Wonder if we'll ever get a go in one...