Aston Martin’s new limited edition DB11 with ’60s suave

There are only 20 “Classic Driver” DB11 sports cars in this slick dark-grey pearlised finish – an homage to the marque’s famous 1960s Charcoal Grey paintwork – in coupé and Volante convertible models

The limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of collector car website Classic Driver
The limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of collector car website Classic Driver | Image: Mathieu Bonnevie

Numerous collector car websites have come and gone during the past couple of decades, but the original (and, some say, the best) still prevails. Classic Driver, which went “live” in 1998, when the internet was still in its relative infancy, has attracted an impressive global following during its 20-year history – and now its founder, businessman Alexander Knapp Voith, has marked the anniversary with the unveiling of a limited edition “Classic Driver” Aston Martin.

The finish is complemented by a Q collection carbon-fibre body pack and an interior trimmed in special Eifel Green Caithness leather, with headrests hand-embroidered with the Classic Driver logo
The finish is complemented by a Q collection carbon-fibre body pack and an interior trimmed in special Eifel Green Caithness leather, with headrests hand-embroidered with the Classic Driver logo | Image: Mathieu Bonnevie

Created by Knapp Voith’s automotive designer son Benjamin in collaboration with the car marque’s bespoke Q division, the 20 DB11 cars echo the website’s signature grey and green colour scheme with paintwork in Aston Martin’s historic 1960s “Charcoal Grey” hue, which has been given a pearl-effect twist that reveals flecks of green in sunlight.

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The finish is complemented by a Q collection carbon-fibre body pack and an interior trimmed in special Eifel Green Caithness leather, with headrests hand-embroidered with the Classic Driver logo, which also appears on the cars’ sill plaques and handmade enamel fender badges.

The 20 DB11 cars echo the website’s signature grey and green colour scheme with paintwork in Aston Martin’s historic 1960s “Charcoal Grey” hue
The 20 DB11 cars echo the website’s signature grey and green colour scheme with paintwork in Aston Martin’s historic 1960s “Charcoal Grey” hue | Image: Mathieu Bonnevie

In a further throwback to 1960s Aston style, the DB11’s fascia trim inlays have been painted in the body colour. Mechanically, the car retains the DB11’s standard 496-horsepower, four-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine, which gives it a top speed of around 190mph.

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Available in coupé and Volante convertible forms, the special editions cost £162,729 and £181,054 respectively, with the Volante featuring a folding textile roof in Westminster Green.

Before founding Classic Driver, Knapp Voith Snr owned an Aston Martin dealership in Hamburg during the early 1990s, and has worked with the marque in the past to create bespoke cars both for his own collection and through the automotive customisation company Car and Driver that he established in 1983.

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