Glossary of Aston Martin Terms

If you’re new the the fascinating world of Aston Martins, this this glossary may help you. Words like ‘superleggera’ ‘kamm tail’ and ‘cosmetic’ often cause confusion so this section is here to demystify things a little. I have tried to include as many specialised Aston Martin related words as possible plus some others which have caused confusion to visitors in the past. Please do not hesitate to E-mail me if you would like any others words to appear.

'Q' is for ...
Q by Aston Martin

The ultimate personalisation design service from the AML facility at Gaydon. Launched in 2012 and available on all new Aston Martins including the Cygnet, One-77 and Zagato. Q are also be able to produce bespoke cars, the first of which was the CC100, followed by the 2015 Lagonda Taraf. Also dealer special editions such as the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80. More unique cars will no doubt follow. Aston Martin Q also have a microsite to promote the service.


The Aston Martin QV8 is a V8 Coupe that had been substantially modified both outside and inside by Design Q during 2002. The cost of the conversion has been estimated to be in excess of a million pounds sterling.