Wed Aug 28 2013 14:48:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
2013 Aston Martin DBC Concept by Samir Sadikhov. The world may never see a mid-engine Aston Martin. Never, ever. Why? Because grand touring, which is and has always been what Aston Martin is about, goes about as well with a mid-engined layout as whiskey goes with wasabi. Why do you think Ferrari and Bentley, also notable GT manufacturers, keep their big, comfortable and fast vehicles with the engine in front?
That said, if Aston were to suddenly decide that it wanted a piece of the Ferrari 458 Italia or McLaren MP4-12C, we sincerely hope the resulting car would look at least half as good as this concept car, designed by Samir Sadikhov. It's called the DBC, and it is an absolute stunner, perfectly integrating Aston Martin's traditional design cues - look at this profile shot of the DBC alongside the DBR1 - and current styling trends with a mid-engined layout that is a dramatic departure from the long hood and short deck of the current cars.
Sadikhov isn't some new kid on the block, though. The Azerbaijani captured second place in the Ferrari World Design Contest with his Xerzri Concept. As for the DBC, according to his website, one of his goals was to create a car with parts that "could be easily carried over into a production car." We like the sound of that. Aston Martin, we'll take ours with the V12 Vantage S engine mounted amidships, a six-speed manual, and British Racing Green paint. Make it so. Head over to Sadikhov's site for a full look at the DBC Concept.
If you still think that aerodynamics don’t matter, check out the extreme, where Cd is optimized at the expense of downforce, causing this Mercedes at Le Mans, and this Porsche at Road Atlanta, to become airborn!
Wed Mar 06 2013 20:06:43 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
You probably have seen the video of Amy picking up her Lamborghini Gallardo from her last trip to the states. Although she loves that, her dream car has always been the Audi R8! A week after getting back to the states she tracked down the perfect car and started making plans for a very unique look. We picked the car up from Lamborghini Carolinas and dropped it off the next day at Carbon Wraps (http://on.fb.me/YzQzbs) in Orlando, FL. Steve put in many 3AM nights over the course of a few weeks to get the car looking like a factory job! Every panel was removed and done completely right - HIGHLY recommend them if you're thinking of a wrap. She then finished it off with satin black 20" B18 Modulare Wheels. Amy couldn't be happier with how the car came out! Congrats on buying yourself your 2nd supercar by 22 babe :-) Super proud!