Aston Martin DBX Concept; AWD, electric Bond car?


It appears as though everyone’s favourite British spy is about to jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon, as well. More specifically, the automaker that is synonymous with 007. The Aston Martin DBX Concept has been unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and is set to “defy conventional thinking about the luxury GT segment for the 21st century.”

Penned by Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer at Aston Martin, the Aston Martin DBX Concept indicates a quantum leap from the models that we’ve come to expect from Gaydon. For starters, it resembles a coupe-crossover with its increased ride height and ground clearance.

The concept features the trademark Aston Martin front grille, which features a combination of horizontal and vertical micro-slats, is flanked by swept-back head lamps. Painted in a shade called Black Pearl Chromium, the colour scheme is intended to ape the surface of actual black pearls and contain a fine layer of chrome to achieve the desired levels of reflectivity that would otherwise prove impossible with conventional paint.

In profile, the contrasting roof colour will help draw attention to its pert rear end, which features a tail lamp assembly that is reminiscent of the Aston Martin One-77. Upon closer inspection, one might be able to notice the absence of the familiar-looking twin exhaust outlets.


That is because unlike any Aston model before, the DBX Concept has been designed as a fully-electric, all-wheel drive GT. By employing a setup consisting of electric, inboard-of-wheel motors, the Aston Martin DBX Concept completely negate the need for a conventional internal combustion engine. The electric motors are powered by lithium sulphur cells.

Additional tech found on the DBX Concept include drive-by-wire electric steering, a ‘smart glass’ with auto-dimming technology, rear view cameras that eliminate the need for side mirrors and carbon ceramic brakes with F1-style kinetic energy recovery system (KERS).

Staying true to its GT roots, the interior is trimmed in Nubuck leather and boasts acres of space for four adult occupants. Further increasing adding to its continent-crossing capabilities are two large luggage compartments in front and out back – one of the main benefits of not having an engine.

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Gregory Sze

An “actor” by training, Gregory Sze realised that he has had enough of drama in his life. Following his number one passion (acting was actually number two), he decided to make the jump into the realm of automotive journalism. He appreciates the simple things in life – a simple car with nothing but back-to-basics mechanical engineering and minimal electronics on board.



  • A coupe crossover. This is why you’re going bankrupt, Aston Martin.

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  • 4G63T DSM on Mar 04, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    “continent-crossing capabilities”

    Right. In an electric car.. James Bond planning to hitchhike?

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