It still seems a little unbecoming that Aston Martin's personalization division is called 'Q by Aston Martin' (we get it guys, you're proud of all the James Bond stuff...) but there's little doubt that the real-world 'Q branch' turns out some spectacular vehicles.
Four of those will appear at the famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next weekend, demonstrating a range of vehicles commissioned by Galpin Aston Martin. Based on the Vanquish coupe and Volante, DB9 Volante and V12 Vantage S, each features a unique paint finish and a host of bespoke touches to separate them from more 'common' Aston Martins.
The Q by Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe sports a shade of Abor Orange paintwork with exposed exterior carbon parts in a new ultra-wide carbon weave. Inside, potential customers will find Obsidian Black leather, also with a woven carbon theme, which runs down the center of the car, the headliner and the door panels.
Next up is the Q by Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. Here, exterior surfaces are swathed in Frosted Silver paintwork, embellished with contrasting ten-spoke graphite-finish alloy wheels. The interior is finished in a classic Chestnut tan leather, with a pattern in the seats using 'authentic equestrian saddle leather'.
The Q by Aston Martin DB9 Volante is more of an acquired taste, with a mix of champagne-colored Ashen Blonde exterior paintwork and blush pearl leather--pink--to you and us--on interior surfaces. Polished alloy wheels accentuate the exterior finish while a pink Rhodochrosite stone is inlaid in the Q buckle badge strapped to the console. The luggage set, naturally, is also pink.
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The V12 Vantage S coupe hardly needs embellishing in standard trim, but Q's coat of amethyst exterior paintwork and a bright blue Monterey Pearl grille and rear diffuser certainly draw the eye. Like the Vanquish Coupe, the interior is covered in Obsidian Black leather, this time with an amethyst stripe and various other purple details scattered throughout the cabin. Several interior details are wrapped in carbon fiber.
"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", explains Matthew Bennett, general manager for Q by Aston Martin. The four cars should certainly make a bold statement in front of the thousands of actual and potential Aston Martin customers expected at Pebble Beach—all of whom will find the cars at the private Aston Martin Estate area overlooking Monterey Bay.
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