If you read and watch the reviews of the new Aston Martin DB11, you’ll find that most people have been bowled over by how stunning it is. Personally, having seen multiple examples in differing shades, I think it’s rather ugly, especially compared to gorgeous Astons like the DB9 and DBS.
And don’t think I’m against Aston Martin, I’m not. In fact, I think the recently-revealed Vanquish Zagato is the most beautiful car on the market. Easily. So then, what could make the DB11 look better in my eyes? A complete redesign.
Of course, that’s never going to happen and chances are, it’ll get better looking over its production cycle. In the meantime, rendering artists have been dreaming up how to transform the DB11’s look and this image from Rain Prisk Design caught my eye.
The skilled artist has imagined the British firm’s latest flagship road car as a widened and track-focused racer, inspired by the other-worldly Vulcan. As such, the car includes a massive rear wing, flared wheel arches, a lowered suspension system, tow strap, new bonnet, bespoke front splitter and headlights similar to those of the Vulcan.
No one could call the resulting creation beautiful. It’s not. Rather, it’s undeniably in-your-face and menacing, a no-holds barred approach to customizing a car. In my eyes, it’s an improvement over the standard DB11 and gives me hope that possible future hardcore variants of the car could make it look better.