Aston Martin DBX Concept Makes US Debut at Pebble Beach in New Color

Aston Martin DBX Concept Makes US Debut at Pebble Beach in New Color 1 photo
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The British make some of them most luxurious concept cars in the world. They're so good that some people would do anything to buy them, and the Aston Martin DBX is no exception.
The makers of the Vanquish have not jumped onto the SUV bandwagon, despite showing a concept called the Lagonda way before the Bentley EXP 9 F (the Bentayga preview).

For now, they seem to be more preoccupied with a project that wants to reinvent the traditional sportscar. They call it the DBX, and it was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show, back in March 2015.

For its maiden trip across the ocean, Aston Martin chose to give the car a fresh coat of paint in a light blue color we sometimes see on the V12 Zagato.

The place for this debut could only be the Monterey Car Week, where the Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster and BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R also made their appearance.

We can't hide the fact that we think the DBX looks a little awkward from the outside. Especially at the back, the raised bottom makes it look like old Audi allroad with the boot chopped off.

However, the interior is a stunning thing, covered in plush suede leather. Everything the driver comes into contact with is as futuristic as a spacecraft, from the floating dash to super-thin sports seats.

All signs point towards the DBX or something just like it going into mass production. Company CEO Andy Palmer recently stated that the platforms built by partners Mercedes-Benz are not sporty enough for their brand.

At the beginning of May, Tejara Capital and Investindustrial forked out £200 million ($300 million) for the development of the DBX. However, no prototypes have yet been seen on UK roads.

We expect something rather special to happen on the engineering front, as the Brits fitted the DBX Concept with active LED lights, KERS, carbon ceramic brakes and rearview cameras that replace the traditional mirrors. Could this be the first all-electric Aston? We don't think so, but it might be a hybrid.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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