Aston Martin’s DBX Concept was a total surprise when it arrived at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and according to the company it was created to defy conventional thinking about the luxury GT segment and reach out a more diverse global audience. DBX Concept was imagined by Chief Creative Office Marek Reichman and his team at the Aston Martin global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire and is a clear signal that the British brand is looking to expand its existing lineup with a new model.
Capable to accommodate four persons, the all-electric DBX Concept showcases not only cutting edge engineering but also a major evolution of Aston Martin’s design language. The front end of the vehicle is dominated by a reinterpretation of the well-known Aston Martin grille, stylish LED headlights as well as a front bumper that completes the design.
In addition, there is a new front hood, fitted with new design lines that underline the power delivered by the engine. Moreover, the rearview cameras were replaced the traditional mirrors, while the carbon ceramic brakes with a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) make sure that no energy is lost. At the rear, we can see stylish LED taillights inspired by the iconic One-77 supercar.
Aston Martin says that the vehicle features a unique paint finish called Black Pearl Chromium, which was especially developed in order to mimic the look of a genuine black pearl. The paint comprises a micro-fine layer of chrome to deliver a level of reflectivity that cannot be obtained through normal paint finishes.
Just like the legendary Aston Martin vehicles, the DBX Concept features authentic materials such as machined billet aluminum with visible mulling lines. Inside, we find velvet-like Nubuck leather as well as high-tech equipment. The bad news is that no V8 or V12 engine is found under the beautiful front hood as the concept is powered by electric, inboard-of-wheel, motors powered by lithium sulphur cells.
Other examples of the cutting edge technology found on the concept includes the drive-by-wire electric steering, toughened glass with an auto-dimming ‘smart glass’ inter-layer, and bespoke driver and passenger head-up displays.