This, everyone, is the Aston Martin DBX showing off its ‘darker side.’ It’s from the British carmaker’s Q Division, which takes care of wilder, more bespoke versions of Aston’s product line.
Expect many DBXs to end up with the Q treatment in order to properly battle the Range Rover Autobiography. This first DBX does it with seemingly all of the carbon. Ever.
The center console, door trims, and rear cargo floor all get vast swathes of the stuff, with the former being the most interesting. And intensive to produce. It’s crafted from 280 individual layers of carbon (yikes) and enjoys a 12-hour curing process, and 90 hours of five-axis milling (whatever that happens to be) before being slotted inside the DBX.
It’s complemented by a “bespoke diamond patterned satin chrome aluminum jewelery pack machined from solid,” as are most areas of the Top Gear office. So, we should feel right at home inside this particular DBX. There’s a carbon pack on the exterior as well—naturally—as well as 22-inch gloss-black wheels.
Beneath it all is a stock DBX—with its 542hp V8 engine and four-wheel drive—and if you don’t like the way it looks, then Q’s seemingly infinite customization options means yours can look as wild as you like. How would you spec yours?
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.