Aston Martin DB-ONE Concept

New Designers 13 Apr 2007
Aston Martin DB-ONE Concept

The Aston Martin DB-ONE is an original interpretation of the classic sportscar theme. The author is Ruben Vela, who has a Master Degree in Automotive Design at the Polytechnic University (Valencia, Spain).



Aston Martin DB-ONE Concept The DB-ONE Concept is a proposal for an extreme Aston Martin, with a design of that combines the classical style typical of Aston Martin’s sportscars with ultramodern surfaces, to get as a result "a fresh vehicle that also represents all the tradition of the brand."

The author is Ruben Vela, a Spanish designer who received a Master Degree in Automotive Design in 2006 at the Polytechnic University in Valencia.

Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben VelaIts proportions give it a lot of dynamism, keeping the elegance but increasing the emotions.

"To design this car, I have taken the D.N.A. of Aston Martin (which are the big front grille, the long bonnet and the side grilles) and I have re-designed it to obtain a fresh product" explains Ruben.

Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben Vela Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben Vela

Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben VelaThe front grille has been increased becoming the most important element of the front view, and starting all the tension that goes from the front to the rear of the car.

The main characteristic in this project is the dynamism. The line tension and the body surfaces show all the power of the car even when it is parked.

"Cars aren’t static objects, so I believe it’s important to show dynamism in the design. And this is much more important when you are designing a super-sports car."

Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben Vela Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben Vela
Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben Vela Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben Vela
Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben Vela Aston Martin DB-ONE by Ruben Vela

Ruben VelaWe can see the direction and the line tension in the side surfaces, in the top view and especially in the rear part of the car.

This part is very clean thanks to the gap that contains the taillights, and thanks to the rear diffuser that reduces the visual weight in the rear.

"The DB-ONE Concept has been specially designed to excite, and not only if you are the lucky man who is driving it."

"But if you could drive this two seats super-car you will feel integrated in it because the dashboard wraps you, and the glass-roof makes you feel like being inside a F-15, feeling the power pushing your back."

Aston Martin DB-ONE Concept – Technical specifications

Dimensions
Length

4,820 mm

Width 1,960 mm
Height 1,200 mm
Wheel Base 3,000 mm
Weight 1,840 kg
Powertrain
Engine 6.035cc. V12, 550bhp @ 6500rpm, 445lb ft @ 4000-6000rpm
Transmission Six-speed manual, rear-wheel drive.
Performance 0-60mph 4.0sec (est.), 215mph (est.)

About the author

Rubén Vela has a Master Degree in Automotive Design (2004-2006, Polytechnic University – Valencia, Spain) and an Industrial Design degree (2000-2004) at U.P.V. (Politecnic University of Valladolid – Valladolid, Spain).

In 2005 he has won the first prize in the VIII Nissan Design Contest with the Nova Concept.

Nissan Nova by Ruben Vela Nissan Nova by Ruben Vela
Above: Rubén Vela’s Nissan Nova Concept (2005)

Contact details:

  • Email: ruben.vela@gmail.com
  • Portfolio: Cardesignnews.com
  • Telephone: +34 667 242 565

(Image courtesy: Rubén Vela)

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