Hackett and Aston Martin have added another chapter to their long-standing relationship by collaborating to create a Hackett edition of the Aston Martin Q Rapide S which combines the sensational performance of the sports car with the essence of Hackett’s fundamental brand values in one compelling form.
The specification has been designed exclusively by Hackett Chairman, Jeremy Hackett in collaboration with Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, Marek Reichman.
The car’s Mako Blue exterior, Union Jack Aston Martin wings and 3D minted polo player side badges embody Hackett’s identifying values. The Mako Blue is a contemporary powder blue colour inspired by Aston Martin heritage blues of the past. Red, blue & violet toners are added to white to create the base colour while fine aluminium particles are added to create a delectate sparkle effect. Applied by hand to ensure the perfect finish and taking over 70 hours to complete, the colour is a pure example of craftsmanship and exclusivity.
The interior reflects the brands tailoring expertise. The seats and car accessories are covered with a Prince of Wales Check supplied by renowned cloth mill Fox Brothers and Co. Inside the glove box, door pockets, cup holders and the sun visor is a blue and white striped material, similar to that of a traditional suit lining. Hackett’s blue colourway is highlighted through the carpets and the headrests, with the Hackett logo embossed on the rear, etc.
For every car purchased, Hackett will create a bespoke suit that mirrors the car’s interior; a Prince of Wales Check cloth from Fox Brothers and Co. with a blue and white stripe lining. An exclusive luxury accessories range will also launch in line with the car; key pieces include a large holdall, small 24-hour holdall both made from Fox Brothers Prince of Wales Check cloth with blacker leather piping and handles, adorned with the Aston Martin by Hackett signature label. Also available is a travel umbrella, cufflinks, car blankets and made to measure driving gloves.
The Q Rapide S by Hackett is one of the highest specs ever built by Aston Martin and will be available from September 2018 onwards.