Take a look at Aston Martin and their Gorgeous Concept Cars
Have you actually visited Aston Martin's website before? If yes, you may be familiar with what I am about to show you; but if you have never been there, boy are you in for a surprise...
On the 'Future' tab of Aston Martin's website, there are some pictures of concept art for their hopes for the future. Shall we take a look at these in some more detail? I think the answer you are looking for is yes.
The Aston Martin DBX
Aston Martin have a new testing facility in the Vale of Glamorgan. What does that mean? Glad you asked. It means that they are able to test their first ever luxury SUV on a Welsh rally stage. The car is set to release in the final quarter of 2019, but is currently going through vigorous testing in the sub zero temperatures of the arctic, and the sky high temperatures in the Middle East. Aston also plan on testing this beauty for top speed around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
As you can see in the gallery of images below, the DBX has the grille that we all know and love on the Aston Martin DBS (shown below for comparison), as well as a funky colour scheme so that BMW don't get any ideas.
Here is the Aston Martin DBS, notice the shape of the grille on this car is almost identical of that of the new DBX. Image Credit: Aston Martin
Aston Martin Lagonda’s St Athan facility is where this car is going to be built. This facility will then be turned into a place where electric vehicles (EV's) are going to be produced. Aston Martin describe it as 'The Home of Electrification'.
You are able to register your interest in this model of car, but before you grab your card and open up Chrome, let's take a look at some more of their concepts.
Note: All images below come from Aston Martin:
Next up, we have the AM-RB 003. This car was designed to be the final car in the trio of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the AMR Pro. I personally believe that this car actually looks better than the regular Aston Martin Valkyrie, as it feels more sleek and a lot more rounded off at the front. The Valkyrie for me looks like the front of it was sculpted out of paper, making it have a fragile look. This gorgeous concept has the Aston Martin vibe to it, with the grille and the sleek finish at the front. Below is an image of the regular Aston Martin Valkyrie for a comparison:
The Aston Martin Valkyrie seems too little for me, but is still a fantastic looking car. Image Credit: Aston Martin.
The car will have the majority of the downforce generated from the floor of the car, which is why we don't see a large wing at the back of the car; plus using aircraft technology for near perfection in terms of aerodynamics.
The car has been confirmed to be road legal, and only a limited amount will ever be made. It has used F1 technology (RB obviously stands for Red Bull, and this is likely the car Adrian Newey has worked on). The car will also be a hybrid with a twin turbo, supercharged V6 engine.
This is all the information we have been given so far (as well as you being able to register interest), so I'm just going to give you this mouth watering gallery supplied by Aston Martin:
Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept
Aston Martin describe this as the 'Mid Engine Supercar', used to represent the original Aston Martin Vanquish. The British manufacturer are trying to focus this car as a weight, packaging, aerodynamic efficiency, and every other aspect of the design and engineering.
The first time this car was previewed was at the 89th Geneva Motor Show, and will feature a twin turbo supercharged V6 engine, the same as the AM-RB 003, an aluminium chassis and a full carbon fibre body. Lightweight stuff!
Max Szwaj, the chief technical officer says: "The full engineering story of this car is yet to be told, but what you see here should tell you this car will not only compete at the highest level, but it will do so in a manner and style unique to Aston Martin."
This is all we have seen so far, but once again, you can register your interest on the website. Here is the gallery!
The Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept
No words can explain how awesome the Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept looks! Image Credit: Aston Martin.
Okay, this is the future right here. While a model like this seems like it's long off, I can guarantee it is going to be pricey! This 'vehicle' is a collaboration between Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, Cranfield University and Rolls-Royce and is an 'exploration into 'Personal Air Mobility".
The machine will launch vertically and land vertically, in a helicopter type style. Aston Martin is setting the start line here, with the futuristic design, space for three adults, hybrid engine and designed for fast, congestion free air travel in the city.
Aston Martin claim that this will take advantage of the latest aerospace technology, along with their electrification and autonomous technology - something that will be revolutionary. The trio of companies have used aerospace scientists as well as propulsion scientists and the best designers.
The design is very smooth, a style that Aston Martin has pulled off time and time again, almost becoming their signature style. The Volante Vision Concept is going to be an exciting release, but I am not expecting it for a very long time yet. But when we do, I'll be happy to take a ride before release (hint, hint)! ;)
Good luck to my fellow Brits in their race to the sky. Here is the gallery from AM down below:
Thanks for reading my article. Comment below what you think of each of the concepts seen in this post! Which is your favourite, you can vote in the poll below! The link to the 'Future' section of the website can be found by clicking here.