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Aston Martin Unveils Its New SUV With An Artistic Film Collaboration

November 20, 2019

by Nadia Michel

Filmaker Daisy Zhou, who grew up in both Shanghai and Newtown, Pennsylvania, shot the film “Beautiful is Relentless’ on location in North-eastern Spain at the abandoned Autódromo de Sitges-Terramar near Barcelona,  a 1920s-era track with steep banked curves. “The site had an ancient quality,’ says Zhou, ‘it was otherworldly – it felt like an alien, unreal place. We felt like we were returning to the place and making it come alive again. We had space to explore movement and form.”

Miles Nurnberger, Aston Martin’s Director of Design, describes Daisy Zhou as a perfect match for DBX, the carmaker’s first ever SUV . ‘Her vision is incredibly personal and strong,’ Nurnberger says, ‘it was important to us to collaborate with a talent who understood movement, light and dynamics. The Aston Martin DBX is the quintessential all-rounder but also a true performance car, and by presenting it as you would film a performer, a dancer or an athlete, she has brought out the emotion of the design.’ This is Aston’s third exclusive launch film collaboration with an artist.