Aston Martin’s bespoke division has built a unique DB9 Volante featuring horse-riding cues, designed exclusively for charity auction at next week’s Menlo Charity Horse Show in Los Gatos, California (August 5-10).
Earlier this year, Q by Aston Martin designers at Gaydon were commissioned by the brand’s dealership in Los Gatos to build a unique example for the Menlo Charity Horse Show, a professional/amateur equestrian events in the United States.
The highly-customized Aston Martin DB9 Volante features an interior decorated with Saddle Tan Luxmill leather from the Q Heritage palette, contrasted with Diamond quilted Ivory Alcantara on the seat inner. The cabin also includes special finishing touches such as the saddle leather rear storage and unique horse logo embroidering on the front head restraints and rear console.
The one-off DB9 Volante will be entered into the special charity auction at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton, California next week, with the winning bidder generating a $10,000 donation to Menlo Charity Horse Show that will benefit the Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired.
By Dan Mihalascu