Aston Martin: The Ride Is Complimentary
The world has been waiting for this moment. Now it’s arrived in North America with a roar. The Aston Martin brand has released its first SUV, the 2021 Aston Martin DBX. And owners of the Signature condo at the Aston Martin Residences get the vehicle for absolutely no charge.
It doesn’t get any better than Miami — the beaches, the art scene, the restaurants are all within a stone’s throw to one of the best downtown addresses, the Aston Martin Residences on the waterfront. The project is the brand’s first real estate venture and its expansion into luxury residential design. Designed by Revuelta Architecture and Bodas Miani Anger, the striking 66-storey, sailboat-shaped tower will feature 391 luxury residences and penthouses priced from just below US$1 million to upwards of $50 million. Construction of the luxury condominium tower, being developed by global property developer G&G Business Developments, is expected to be complete in 2022.
And the new homeowners of the 38 ocean-view Signature condos, priced from $5.3 million to $7.7 million, will get an awesome bonus: they get the new SUV to complement their new digs. Owners of the other residences won’t get an opportunity to buy this edition of the Aston Martin SUV.
The 38 Signature condo owners will get their choice of a DBX Riverwalk Edition or a DB11 Riverwalk. The DBX Riverwalk Edition is quite simply breathtaking, featuring Jet Black paint with 22-inch alloys, an Obsidian Black leather interior with Piano Black veneer, contrasting Satin Chrome detailing and a few subtly positioned Riverwalk Edition badges, taking high-end transportation to a whole new level. While it’s expected that most Signature condo buyers will opt for the DBX on the house, they do get the choice of the Aston Martin’s two-door DB11, and it also has the Riverwalk Edition specifications. Forty-six Riverwalk Edition models will be offered, split between the DBX and DB11.
So, when the first car to land in North America made its debut at (where else?) the sales centre for the Residences, heads were turning to get a good premier look at the stunning handmade yet technologically advanced model. “We’re delighted that the first customer DBX built for the Americas is here in Miami,” said Germán Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments, at the unveiling. “This brand-new Aston Martin joins our DB11 and Rapide S sports cars, enabling purchasers of the Signature condos to test drive the DBX and the DB11 directly from our sales centre before deciding which Aston Martin is right for them.”
As a true Aston Martin, the DBX is the first model to be made in Wales. In fact, Prince Charles visited the new factory in St. Athan this past February, driving there in his own blue vintage Aston Martin DB6. The convertible, which has been converted to run on bioethanol fuel made from wine and cheese (true story), is the same one that Prince William and Duchess Kate drove with the top down out of Buckingham Palace after their wedding.
With its designs and proportions reflecting the unmistakable style of Aston Martin, the five-seater DBX celebrates the brand’s design language in a new form. It’s a world of luxury, with an opulent interior offering a plethora of natural material options, including full-grain leather trim in one of five colours, sourced from Aston Martin’s longterm supplier, Bridge of Weir Leather in Scotland. As well, the interior will feature the first-ever use of a natural wool blend in a production road car. The upholstery can be further combined with a choice of bold, modern new veneers, including a bronze mesh and a flax composite, as alternatives to carbon fibre.
Another thing DBX owners won’t have to worry about? Getting their vehicles scratched in a parking lot. There are some amazing storage amenities being planned, with super-garages in the building’s parking structure — individual spaces for owners to personalize, so they can enjoy their cars. They can work with Aston Martin designers to create customized flooring, wall coverings, lighting and distinctive cabinetry.
G&G Business Developments is committed to the development of innovative, luxury projects that mix the latest technology with uncompromising design, delivering exceptional results by creating particular residential and business properties with long-term value. “The fleet at the Aston Martin Residences forms part of our exclusive butler service, which enhances the ownership experience by offering personal support for our valued clients and VIP guests,” says Coto.