Aston Martin show-off first all-wheel drive, all-electric concept

2015-05-27 16:46:03

Aston Martin will be showing off the first all-wheel drive, all-electric model the company has ever produced. Flush from having raised more than £200 million which will be used to help fund various projects, the DBX luxury Grande Tourer offers a significantly more practical alternative to the traditional Aston Martin.

At this stage it is very much a concept car and as such no details around performance, efficiency or any other important information has been shared. What we do know, however, is that the DBX Concept defies conventional thinking and reinterprets how the high-luxury segment should look, pointing towards a bold new future for GT travel in the 21st Century.

The only thing the company has been prepared to say is that it will be offered as a four-door model, as well as come with a range of different engines so as to appeal to a wider audience.

You will, of course, remember that the DBX was originally unveiled at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show.

If you are wondering what to do this Bank Holiday weekend, you can always fly off to Italy and travel to Lake Como where the stunning new DBX Concept will be participating in the 2015 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Here it will participate in the prestigious Concept Cars and Prototypes class.

The car has been created to showcase the company’s cutting-edge engineering ability and introduce the evolutionary thinking of Aston Martin’s highly-regarded design language. As such, the exterior metal work is made of machined billet aluminium, complete with visible milling lines. Not only does this emphasise the British company’s insistence on using authentic materials, it also presents a piece of exquisite craftsmanship that is intended to also play the role of becoming the car’s jewellery.

The unique Black Pearl Chromium paint finish has been especially created to echo the look of a genuine black pearl. It comprises a micro-fine layer of chrome to deliver a level of reflectivity that is impossible to be obtained using standard paint processes.

Four passengers are able to be accommodated and the company says that emphasis has been placed on day-to-day practicality too. The interior makes deliberate use of non-automotive materials that generate a uniquely soft and cocooning ambience.

This article was prepared by our car news team First4Auto

Reported By

Andrew Merritt-Morling

Chief Editor

Associate Member of the Guild of Motoring Writers