With the demise of the limited run One-77, there's an empty spot to fill in Aston Martin's lineup, that of an extreme 'halo' supercar to justify the brand's ambitions to compete with the best of the best.
Before we go into deeper details about the Aston Martin DBC that was penned to play the role of a flagship supercar, allow us to tell you that it's not an official concept from Aston, but a study from a talented young designer who you're probably familiar with on these pages: Samir Sadikhov.
The most refreshing thing about the Azerbaijani designer's mid-engine DBC study is how it avoids repeating the same-old and overused Aston Martin styling treats, giving it a more sharper and distinct look – you won't have any problem distinguishing it from any of the other models in AM's lineup.
Thankfully, the traditional Aston Martin design cues are limited to the front grille shape and the side strikes.
"It was important to ensure that the car’s design was pure, clean and modern, while at the same time, you should be able to put your hand over the front nose badge and still recognize the car as an Aston Martin," Sadikhov told Carscoops in an email message. "The design direction of DBC was to make the car look like a muscular athlete wearing a tailor-made suit," the designer added.
You can take a closer look at the Aston Martin DBC Concept in the gallery below the jump.
Designer: Samir Sadikhov