Dilip Chhabria talks about the new Aston Martin - the V8 Vantage...

The New Aston Martin V8 Vantage
17th August 2004

Correction (11th April 2005)

We at DC Design would like to issue a clarification on some news stories which have carried information about the new Aston Martin, the AMV8 Vantage.

We would like to categorically state that all technical design and styling inputs for the car came from Aston Martin in UK, with our scope limited to building the prototype only. The intellectual property rights to the product lie wholly with Aston Martin UK.

The car was designed by Aston Martin's design team led by Henrik Fisker and engineered by Aston Martin.

This release is being made to clear the ambiguity in some coverage where the credit for designing the car has been given to DC Design.

- Dilip Chhabria

Above: Dilip Chhabria alongside the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

"Cars like Aston Martin's are all about the pleasure that comes from the smugness of knowing (and people knowing) what you have under your bonnet. Exotic cars are all about irrationality. The more irrational they are, the more attractive and desirable they become. You can’t drive some of these cars to work everyday, but at the same time, the knowledge that you have an irrational car sitting in your garage gives you a high that’s difficult to match.”

“Ever since I first saw an Aston Martin, I wanted one. The subtle aggression, the flowing lines, the British elegance and its history make this car a very desirable package.”

Right: Dilip Chhabria with one of his many high performance cars.


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