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by Tony West
Aston Martin showcased their new collection of bespoke “Q” vehicles at Pebble Beach Automotive Week. The Q department specializes in personalization of Aston Martin’s sports cars. Aston Martin debuted the Q Vanquish Coupe, Vanquish Volante, DB9 Volante, and V12 Vantage S at Monterey last week.
Aston Martin Q Vanquish Coupe
The sporting character of the Vanquish is amplified with the arbor orange exterior color contrasted with obsidian black leather interior. The innovative carbon fibre weave structure creates an elegant resilience in the body of the Q Vanquish Coupe. Ensconced in the Obsidian Black leather interior, the carbon theme is continued with printed leather in a design called ‘Helix’; inspired by a carbon molecule helix. The Helix runs down the centre of the car, and is set on an unbroken expanse of leather headliner panel, and again in the door panels.
Q Vanquish Volante
The Vanquish Volante adopts a new Q exterior paint finish – Frosted Silver. 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 classic 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 DB9 Volante
A theme of luxury and individuality inspires this DB9 with an Ashen Blonde exterior – a warm silver taken from the exclusive Q palette – paired with polished alloy wheels.
The interior of the DB9 features blush pearl leather, Piano Ice Mocha facia and a blanket stitch which runs the length of the spine of the interior. As a final touch a pink Rhodachrosite stone is inlaid in the Q buckle badge strapped to the console.
Q V12 Vantage S
The V12 Vantage S features a purple amethyst exterior paint punctuated with bright painted Monterey Pearl front grille and rear diffuser.
An Obsidian Black interior is punctuated with Vivid Purple leather details on the seat stripe, headlining, steering wheel and glove box lining.
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.