Glossary of Aston Martin Terms
If you’re new the the fascinating world of Aston Martins, this this glossary may help you. Words like ‘superleggera’ ‘kamm tail’ and ‘cosmetic’ often cause confusion so this section is here to demystify things a little. I have tried to include as many specialised Aston Martin related words as possible plus some others which have caused confusion to visitors in the past. Please do not hesitate to E-mail me if you would like any others words to appear.
The DBX is a concept unveiled in 2015. The DBX previews the upcoming 4 door Aston Martin all wheel drive car to be produced from 2020 at a new factory at St Athan in Wales.
The de Dion tube is a type of car suspension used on the Lagonda Rapide and all AM V8 models. It is a sophisticated form of non-independent suspension and uses universal joints at both the wheel hubs and differential, and uses a solid tubular beam to hold the opposite wheels in parallel although is not directly connected to the chassis.
The media have dubbed the DB9 repalcment (VX500), due for unveilling in the spring of 2016 as the ‘DB11’. As yet it is unknown if Aston Martin will use this name for the upcomming car
Aston Martin chose not to use the name DB8 and the repalcement for the DB7 was called the DB9
A short run special edition of the V8 Vantage, DBS and Virage during 2012 especially for the Chinese market.