Steampunk Aston Martin Model?

I don't know if I would classify this work of art from Christopher Conte as steampunk, but it's hard to put any other kind of label on this customized Aston Martin model. Conte is an industrial artist who has given this Aston his own touch. I usually don't condone chopping up AM's, models or not, but this has an unusual and intriguing feel that's hard to dismiss.

Conte created this masterpiece for Les Barany and his book, Carnivora: The Dark Art of Automobiles. It's essentially a 1:18 scale AM chopped in half and with steel and aluminum components used to stitch the car back together. [Aston Martin Turbine via BornRich]