The good people over at Auto Express have managed to work out a pretty awesome deal with Aston Martin. Us peasant folk have the opportunity to design our ultimate dream Q by Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and in return the winner will get a full render of their model by Aston's Chief Creative officer Marek Reichman himself, as well as a trip to meet him and tour the company's headquarters.

So, how do you take part? It's really straightforward. Simply send us your interpretation of the V12 Vantage S – inside and out – with an explanation of your thinking and the kind of features you want to showcase.

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The top image is my own render of what a James Bond edition V12 Vantage might look like - a sort of 'ultimate Bond fan car' I guess. The changes, modifications, and details I've done are:


  • A bespoke "Gunmetal Grey" color, mimicking that of the original Bentley from the novels
  • A DB10-styled grille
  • DP-100 Gran Turismo concept-styled wheels, which resemble the famous gun-barrel logo
  • V12 Vanquish-styled fog lights
  • A Lotus Esprit style ski rack for when Bond is in the Alps
  • Subtle 007 Logo just above the front wheels
  • Gun-barrel inspired custom taillights
  • Golden Aston Badges
  • A "White Tuxedo" effect car cover


  • Black leather with Navy Blue suede accents (Bond is a Commander, after all)
  • Carbon fiber dash and door accessories
  • Golden type and edged dials throughout the cabin
  • Custom Omega Seamaster analog watch face, just as Bond wears
  • Custom luggage / accessories include a Aston poker set and a From Russia With Love-style attache case


For more details on the contest and how to enter, go to Auto Express' article here. For a full list of rules and requirements, they also have it listed out here. The contest is for UK residents only, but you have to pay your own way so I may try anyway.


Good luck! And if you win, let us know at tips @ jalopnik . com