Since it began in 2012, Aston Martin’s bespoke customisation service, ‘Q by Aston Martin’, has been trotting out super luxurious, bespoke versions of Aston Martin models for customers with the cash to afford them. The latest two commissions being added to its portfolio are the Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Volante and the DB11 Classic Driver Edition. Needless to say, they take the already plush DB11 to new heights of opulence.
Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Volante
The Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Volante is commissioned as a one-off to mark Aston Martin’s on-going partnership with the Henley Royal Regatta. This special edition Volante follows on from last year’s Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Coupe, and according to Aston Martin, it takes inspiration from the Regatta’s “fusion of technology and tradition”.
The White Stone exterior of the Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Volante is contrasted with a black convertible hood, forged gloss black diamond turned wheels and dark anodised brake callipers. Finer details include smoked taillights, dark exhaust finishers and carbon fibre features.
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Inside, the special edition DB11 is trimmed in Red Oxide Caithness leather and technical carbon fibre, which features stainless steel crossed oar motifs and hand-painted pale blue accents. The DB11 Volante achieves 0-62 in a rapid 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 187mph.
Costing a considerable £199,995, the Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Volante is certainly a collectible. The one-off car will be displayed as a centrepiece at the Regatta, where Aston Martin will be showcasing its range of sports cars.
DB11 Classic Driver Edition
In addition to the special edition Volante, Q by Aston Martin has also announced the DB11 Classic Driver Edition. This car celebrates 20 years of the Classic Driver website.
As if one option wasn’t good enough, the DB11 Classic Driver Edition will be available as both the Volante convertible and the Coupe.
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The Classic Driver Edition combines the Classic Driver’s signature green and grey colours with Aston Martin’s famous 1960s Charcoal Grey, which has been specially developed by Aston Martin’s team. The bespoke colour, called Classic Driver Grey, reveals subtle green colours when exposed to sunlight. The DB11 Classic Driver exterior is finished with a carbon fibre body pack and satin Eifel Green lacquer.
Moving inside, the interior is swathed in exclusive Eifel Green Caithness leather, and the Classic Driver logo is stitched into the headrests in Parliament Green thread. All 20 cars will also wear the Classic Driver logo on sill plaques and handmade enamel fender badges. To literally top it all off, the Volante variant of this edition features a Westminster Green textile roof.
Costing £199,275, the DB11 Classic Driver Edition is available on request, but prospective buyers better get there fast as Aston Martin has confirmed that only 20 will be built in total.
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