DBX; the first SUV by Aston Martin. Created to embody all of the attributes of this iconic sports car manufacturer whilst delivering a level of luxury and usability never before enjoyed in an Aston Martin.
Q by Aston Martin is the ultimate bespoke personalisation service offered by the factory. Every product is developed and engineered with the same attention to detail as every Aston Martin creation, therefore the unique personalisation applied enjoys the same manufacturer warranty. Specially designed and engineered by Aston Martin’s in-house bespoke division, we have introduced distinctive elements to accentuate the power, elegance & beauty of the DBX.
Automotive Personality, prolific content creator and Sunday Times journalist, MrJWW has amassed over 130 Million views on his YouTube channel sharing his experiences of the world’s best cars with a global audience of co-drivers. “One of my earliest encounters with an Aston Martin was at my uncle’s engineering workshop, he specialised in the restoration of classic Aston’s when I was growing up and in turn gave me my first work experience changing starter motors on DB5’s. Needless to say that after years of being a fan of this incredible brand, it is an extraordinary honour to partner with Q and Aston Martin on a production series of this truly special SUV.”
The last place I expected to commit my mind to speccing a DBX was in a barren desert on the outskirts of Muscat. But there I was, on the world’s first prototype drive of this remarkable machine, utterly blown away by the sheer breadth of ability Aston Martin had managed to engineer into their first SUV. On the road it drives like a Vantage on stilts thanks to one of the most sophisticated anti-roll systems I’ve experienced on any car. At the press of a button DBX adapts to almost any terrain you can throw at it - allowing you to drift across ragged desert roads like being on the Dakar rally only, with a lot more luxury! Together with Q by Aston Martin, we have created a production run of truly special DBX with a spec that is timeless and practical but with the exclusivity and style I associate with special edition Aston Martins.
“What you’ve achieved with our badge is like going to Chanel and asking them to flip the C’s”Marek Reichman ~ Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin
The unique badge that adorns the DBX Q by Aston Martin & JWW is hand crafted in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter by the artisans at Vaughtons, a 200 year old jeweller where all Aston Martin’s badges are made.
Originally inspired by the wings of a Scarab beetle, the Aston Martin badge has become one of the most iconic and prestigious symbols in the automotive industry. Therefore, the proposal by MrJWW to adapt it exclusively for the design of this special edition DBX was unprecedented. Requiring approval from the highest level, it is a rare and enormous honour to be able to assign unique wings to the DBX.
Hewn from an ingot of solid copper, stamped under 350 tonnes of pressure, fired to 800ºc and finally each example hand polished to unveil a timeless, raw patina. The result is a truly exclusive emblem unlike anything Aston Martin has made before.
“The Xirallic pigment in this paint was exclusively manufactured in Onahama, Japan where it’s natural resource is found. The substance became incredibly rare after the 2011 tsunami closed production at the factory”Richard Bosworth ~ Chief Paint Engineer
One of the most compelling features of the design of the DBX is the incredible sculpture of the bodywork that distinguishes it as an Aston Martin. In order to emphasise these lines the Q team and JWW have pushed the boundaries of paint technology.
Lennox Green Metallic
Using a modification of Slipstream Green originally created for the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar. Lennox Green Metallic is a unique blend of 8 pigments creating a highly metallic finish developed to accentuate the lines and style of the DBX.
Curtis Black Metallic
Another unique colour developed to create a dark and moody feel to the DBX. The sultry metallic black comes to life in the sun when a bronze fleck pops out of the paint, perfectly complimenting the unique contrasting copper tones that feature throughout the car.
Pure Black Alcantara
Oxford Tan Leather
Exclusive to this model of DBX the lightweight 22 inch sports wheels have been finished in a combination of gloss black with a bronze tinted diamond turned face that draws together the stunning details of the vehicle.
The exclusive Knurling Pack is created using state of the art 3D printing technology, this detailing surrounds the infotainment screen and frames the control tunnel. The dark anodised jewellery provides a heightened sense of quality and craftsmanship within the interior and a tactile aspect to the cabin finish.
The Q badge is reserved only for cars with a unique design story, a discreet aluminium Q symbol sits on the front fenders, finished in an anodised bronze to further compliment the theme of the car. It is a nod to the bespoke nature of this DBX.
This is the first DBX to be offered with Alcantara, a unique feature that is not available on standard order cars. As a brand synonymous with racing and performance, a priority for Q and MrJWW was to offer Alcantara as an exclusive feature. The technical material is trimmed and applied to the seats and DIM Binnacle.
A bespoke, subtle piece of hand-stitched craftsmanship that accentuates the bronze detail running throughout the car.
Hand crafted and truly iconic, Aston Martin interiors are a hallmark of the brand. The exclusive blend of Alcantara and Bridge Of Weir hides are bound with a contrasting Oxford Tan stitch, further enhancing the bronze tones that make up the timeless theme of the Q by Aston Martin & JWW DBX.
Based in Walton on Thames, just outside of London, HWM can be found in the same building they have occupied since 1948. It is a location where they started life constructing their own GP cars, running a race team along with creating a name for selling some of the finest automobiles. HWM has enjoyed a long and illustrious history with Aston Martin. As the world’s longest serving dealership, they have had the honour of handling some of the rarest and most beautiful Aston Martin’s over the last 70 years. Known for their involvement in selling special and limited run models, this project was an irresistible opportunity to support the creation of a beautiful and timeless DBX.