Aston Martin's rather controversial DBX concept has made its debut in the metal at the Geneva Motor Show.

The DBX represents Aston Martin's attempt to turn a luxury grand tourer into a more practical car as they believe future customers will want a more family friendly GT that's also environmentally responsible. It was designed at the firm's HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire and wears a Black Pearl Chromium paint created to replicate the appearance of a genuine black pearl. This special paint also has a micro-fine layer of chrome which provides a level of reflectivity unattainable on a normal paint.

It doesn't have a combustion engine as the DBX has been envisioned with in-wheel electric motors powered by lithium sulphur cells. The concept also benefits from side cameras, drive-by-wire electric steering, a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), carbon ceramic brakes and active LED lighting clusters while inside the cabin there are driver & front passenger head-up displays.

Aston Martin says that although this concept is "clearly" not ready to go into production, they do plan to launch a car which will be similar to this. 

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