What do you get if you cross an Aston Martin DB11 with a Fiat 124 Spider?
The results are surprisingly good
Massive advancements in graphic designing have enabled a ton of 'what ifs' to get rendered and hence, come to life. Virtually, at least. That's precisely how we could come across unusual concepts like the Mitsubishi 4000GT or a modern-day Mercedes McLaren SLR derivative. Adding to this list is another visual artist's attempt at crossing British elegance with Italian flamboyance.
On scrolling through Instagram illustrator tuningcar_ps' profile, one can observe where his niche lies - cross-breeding. Building upon his unification skills, one of his recent works comprises a cross concept between an Aston Martin DB11 and a Fiat 124 Spider. And as unusual as it sounds, the end result looks rather very good.
I don't know about you, but the thought of collating one of the definitive GT cars, the DB11, with a reasonably affordable sports car from FIAT would've never crossed my mind. I would have even scoffed at the guy who would discuss doing so. But all that potential mockery took a back seat when I was left impressed by the Aston Martin bodied render coupled with 124's front and rear fascias.
The Aston Martin DB11 is a beautiful looking machine, and a huge part of that oozing charm comes down to that desirable coupe silhouette. It would've killed me to scrub that sharp-looking front end of the DB11 and replace it with that bug-resembling face from the 124, but the designer here managed to do it and that too, methodically.
That face with that body does not look conflicting to me. Even though I would always, until my last breath, prefer the Aston as it is but if I see this render as the next-generation 124 Spider, the chances of me entering a FIAT dealership will increase exponentially.
Yes, the rear has also been redone with 124 tail light setup, but that angle isn't as appealing as the front. Those cuboidal tail lamps look proportionately small when put on that super-wide bum, and I can't really forget the gorgeous yet sleek light setup on the standard DB11.
The only aspect which genuinely irked me was the adoption of 124 Spider's rims on the Aston body. That flowing silhouette practically demands a pair of striking alloys and the ones on the FIAT just isn't. If the DB11 rims were retained with that 124 front end, it would've prompted me to sit with a financier after stepping into the dealership. But now, I would rather enquire the directions to the Aston Martin dealership from that same financier.
Which brings me to my conclusion that no matter how wild your imaginations might stretch, some of them might eventuate as a decent thought. A generous idea such as this Aston Martin 124 Spider. Albeit, I wouldn't call it entirely decent if you go on to visualise how a Dodge Challenger Mach E would resemble.