Aston Martin has made the most of its connection to James Bond over the years. That includes creating a bespoke customisation service called ‘Q by Aston Martin’ in reference to 007’s gadget developer. The service provides special commissions and the two latest cars to be produced are worthy of Q’s genius. The Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Volante and DB11 Classic Driver Edition are spectacular vehicles to say the least.
The Regatta was created as a one-offer to mark the partnership between Aston Martin and the Henley Royal Regatta. It follows on from the 2017 Royal Regatta DB11 Coupe and according to Aston Martin inspiration has been taken from the Regatta’s “fusion of technology and tradition.”
The car has a white exterior, black convertible bonnet, glossy diamond turned wheels and anodised brake callipers. The smaller details include dark exhaust finishers and carbon fibre trimmings. The interior is made up of a Red Oxide Caithness leather and technical carbon fibre. The leather is decorated with crossed oar motifs and hand-painted blue accents. The DB11 Volante can reach a top speed of 187 mph and 0 – 62 in 4.1 seconds. The Volante cost a whopping £199,995.
The Classic Driver Edition was created to celebrate 20 years of the Classic Driver website. The car colour scheme is inspired by the green and grey of Classic Driver and they’ve been combined with Aston Martin charcoal grey. The exterior has carbon fibre features and satin Eifel Green lacquer.
The interior has Eifel Green Caithness leather and the Classic Driver logo on the headrests. The Classic Driver Edition is topped off by a Westminster Green textile roof. Aston Martin announced they’ve built a limited number of 20 Classic Driver Editions, with each costing £199,275.
Classic Driver founder Alexander Knapp is happy with the collaboration. “For me, seeing both brands unite for this bespoke car truly feels like the perfect match.”
The DB11 Volante and Classic Driver editions are both impressive cars that showcase Aston Martin’s expertise.