Bespoke Q by Aston Martin models revealed
Aston Martin announces the launch of bespoke Q by Aston Martin models at Pebble Beach Automotive Week.
ASTON MARTIN HAS become the latest manufacturer to announce that it will show a number of bespoke model variants at Pebble Beach Automotive Week later this month.
The variants have been created by the marque’s Q by Aston Martin division and were commissioned by Los Angeles-based dealer partner, Galpin Aston Martin. There are four bespoke commissions in the collection, covering the Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe, Vanquish Volante, DB9 Volante and V12 Vantage S.
According to Aston Martin’s director of design, Marek Reichman: “Our Q by Aston Martin personalisation service offers customers the ability to work closely with the Design team to create a very personal car, synthesizing individual visions with the considerable craftsmanship skills and expertise at our disposal.”
Q by Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe Painted in Abor Orange – a new exclusive Q paint finish. This is backed by an enlarged carbon-fibre weave which sees the standard carbon twill double in size. The interior sees the carbon theme continue with a printed leather in a design called ‘Helix’. Running like a spine down the centre of the car, the Helix print is set on an unbroken expanse of leather headliner panel, and is revealed again in the door panels.
Q by Aston Martin Vanquish Volante The Vanquish Volante adopts a new Q exterior paint finish – Frosted Silver – which has superior light to dark travel. This is complemented by graphite-finished 10-spoke alloy wheels which are set against classically styled polished calipers, matching the Solid Sterling Silver seen in the Aston Martin wings and Q badges. A Chestnut Tan leather interior, with a styled fluted seat pattern is paired with authentic equestrian saddle leather which is used to create a saddle accessory that offers additional rear storage.
Q by Aston Martin DB9 Volante An Ashen Blonde paint job has been paired with polished alloy wheels, while on the inside the DB9 adopts a blush pearl leather, Piano Ice Mocha facia with a blanket stitch running the length of the central spine of the interior. As a final touch a pink Rhodachrosite stone is inlaid in the Q buckle badge strapped to the console.
Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage S With a rich purple amethyst exterior paint punctuated with bright painted Monterey Pearl front grille and rear diffuser, this bespoke V12 Vantage S Coupe features an Obsidian Black interior which is punctuated by Vivid Purple leather details. Also included are a series of special carbon fibre details such as the rotary controls which are each hand wound from a single filament of carbon fibre.
While the above might sound a little ‘much’ to you and I, Aston Martin has said Q by Aston Martin is growing in popularity throughout the company’s 44 global markets with an increasing proportion of new orders now requesting special Q attention.
Matthew Bennett, The general manager for Q and VIP Sales said: “The Q by Aston Martin collection of cars shown at Pebble Beach are a bold statement of the intent and capability we are developing within Q. They show how customers can be inspired to create truly unique cars and the breadth of bespoke capability at their disposal.” To us, at Practical Motoring, it sounds more like they’re just indulging those who’ve got a little bit too much money.