Aston Martin Super Range Rover. A CONCEPT-CAR. The planet has not stopped its rotation to the announcement of an SUV Bentley and Rolls-Royce. Despite its limited resources, Aston Martin Dream rally the camp of the iconoclasts. How good it is to have generous largesse tutors! Since Rolls-Royce and Bentley have become - despite themselves - instruments of the rivalry between BMW Group and the Volkswagen Group, the billions of euros flow freely. Formerly subservient to the Flying Lady, the winged B makes it a point to beat his rival by multiplying the variants of its models. Latest announcement dated the arrival later in 2016 the first ever 4x4 Bentley's history, the Bentayga positioned a notch above the Range Rover Autobiography.
A month later, as if on purpose, President Peter Schwarzenbauer and Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes confirmed the study of a vehicle combining the "luxury of a Rolls-Royce and the ability to master any terrain. " In other words, a large recreational craft against the Bentayga and, to a lesser extent, the most luxurious variants of the Range Rover, Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7. Not to mention the future Maserati Levante or hypothetical Lamborghini Urus.
Aston Martin Super Range Rover
The biggest claws lowering to follow the example of Porsche Cayenne with his, there was no reason that Aston Martin will not fit in their footsteps. Except perhaps the fact that its cash is not equal to that which Rolls-Royce and Bentley have. The exercise could therefore only be limited to the study of a concept car, a sort of dreamlike vehicle to shine under the lights of Trade Shows. Benefit, its designers did not have to comply with the constraints of mass production that impede creativity.
Perhaps this is why the Aston Martin DBX opts for a body to three rather than five doors, less convenient but so much more favorable to aesthetics. To allow sufficient living space under its low roof, it says its propulsion four electric wheel motors and pretended to forget the drawbacks inherent in this architecture that has gone beyond the laboratory with no constructor. However, benefit, DBX has a second trunk under the front hood.
Even overcome the technical realities, both afford Lithium-sulfur which we imagine they cost half as much as lithium ion while providing twice the energy density. Necessarily. For that matter, so choose a direction to Power "by wire". It frees more space for passengers by removing the steering column and allows the complete redesign of the cockpit.
With such arguments, the concept Aston Martin DBX proves perfectly justified to use terms such as "revolutionary" and "iconoclastic". However it should not be expected that the public sees as seriously as the Bentley Bentayga or even the Rolls-Royce SUV which is known for the time absolutely nothing. The incredible claims, very few worthy home for the double R.
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