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.
"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.
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."
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
|Wheel Base||3,000 mm|
|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.
|Above: Rubén Vela’s Nissan Nova Concept (2005)|
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