The Aston Martin DB-ONE concept is the product of independent
designer Ruben Vela, based in Spain.
The DB-ONE concept is a proposal for an extreme Aston
Martin, with classical proportions combined with ultramodern
surfaces resulting in a fresh vehicle which also represents
the traditions associated with Aston Martin.
The DB-ONE exaggerates essential Aston
Martin design elements
In designing the Aston Martin DB-ONE Vela took the elements
essential to Aston Martin, large front grille, long bonnet
and side vents and created a car with an immense sense
of movement, based around the idea of tension - beginning
with the grille and moving back towards the rear of the
The body surfaces of the DB-ONE highlight all the power
emanating from the proposed 550 horsepower, 6.0 litre,
V12 engine even when static. "Cars aren't static
objects, so I belive it's important to show dynamism in
the design. And this is much more important when you are
designing a super-sports car," says Vela.
The rear of the Aston Martin DB-ONE concept is extremely
clean due to the small gap in the tail which hides the
taillights and a rear diffuser provides a neat finish
to the design.
Although the Aston Martin DB-ONE is an independent design
created outside the company and exists only on a computer
and as a scale model, Aston Martin's new owners, Prodrive,
could certainly take note of a few styling ideas introduced
by Vela on the DB-ONE concept.
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