One thing lead to another and the result is the unusual QV8 – reputed to have cost around a million pounds sterling. Despite the substantial modifications, the car still retains the integrity of the original Aston Martin. To begin with, the wish list was modest, ranging from new audio equipment to upgrades of switchgear and door handles. Design Q compiled a series of photo-realistic visuals freshening the character of the car with changes to lamps, shut lines, external fittings and more significantly a revised glass area and subtly modified body shape. This has been complemented with a completely new interior incorporating an innovative storage system in place of the redundant rear seats. The car was completed with a luxurious metallic paint finish of green / blue flip that truly sets off the stainless steel finishers and is proudly held on the road by new 19 inch Aston Martin DB7 Vantage alloy wheels.
The attention to detail is incredible – right down to the battery terminals which are made of solid gold. Is this the most expensive Aston Martin of all time? If not, it must be close. I am most indebted to Howard Guy of Design Q for his kind assistance in the preparation of this page.
Many of the photographs have been provided courtesy of Design Q