While Aston Martin is busy bringing the new Virage to the Geneva Auto Show, two Polish industrial design students have been occupying themselves with their DBX Concept Study. Some may remember the DBX when its potential production was rumored back in 2007 . At that time, Aston Martin had just been purchased by ProDrive and was looking into preparing new models for the future. The DBX was rumored to be a vehicle that would fight the Mercedes SLR and Bugatti Veyron , but the DBX name was never actually used. Instead, Aston Martin revealed the One-77 .
However, Norbert Adamowicz and Lukasz Kadula, who are not associated with Aston Martin whatsoever, have taken it upon themselves to use the DBX name in their design study. This vehicle is a two-seater sports car that combines design elements from all of the Aston Martin models, with the One-77 as its main inspiration. The duo said nothing about the car’s powertrain, but they did confirm that their vehicle will be a mid-engined sports car.
While we do like their work, we still prefer the One-77 as the only Aston Martin supercar, even if it is limited to only 77 units and carries a huge price. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 engine that delivers an impressive 750 hp and sprints the car to a top speed of 220 mph. If the industrial design students can top that, then we’ll consider it. But first, they’ll need to take it up with Aston Martin.
gallery: Aston Martin One-77