Aston Martin DBV Concept Presents a Unique Vulcan Alternative
The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 is extreme; the track-only Vulcan is even more so. But if neither are exactly up to snuff for your hypercar fantasies, Italian designer Antonio Paglia has an idea for an Aston Martin that makes the former two look tame. He calls it the Aston Martin DBV. It uses a (hypothetical) pure electric powertrain, but still retains the “raw and pure” performance found in cars like the AM-RB and Vulcan. In short, this car was built for the track. RELATED: See Photos of the Aston Martin Vulcan Hypercar
The concept is a true “study of aerodynamics,” says Paglia, and forgoes typical Aston Martin design in place of something much more dramatic. A unique ‘split’ front-end design allows for a better drag coefficient, paired with a healthy selection of carbon fiber that keeps the curb weight at a minimum.
“The unusual shape of the front channels the air around the car,” says Paglia, with some aspects “inspired by the world of aviation.”
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Though it might not be immediately recognizable as an Aston, some aspects of the iconic British marque are still noticeable if you look close enough. The signature color scheme, a minimalist approach to the historic grille, and of course, the winged logo, all remain fixtures.
Thought this concept will likely never see a race track in the real world, it represents Aston Martin’s heritage, and “its commitment to the racing world."
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