How’s this for a fancy one-off follow-up to the DB11 Henley Royal Regatta

One year after Aston Martin rolled out the DB11 Henley Royal Regatta, the British automaker is back at it, this time with the DB11 Volante Henley Royal Regatta. The new one-off DB11 Volante is the follow-up to last year’s one-off DB11, which was created to celebrate Aston Martin’s role as the official auto partner of the Henley Royal Regatta, considered as one of the world’s most prestigious and historic sporting events. Like the DB11 from last year, the DB11 Volante gets plenty of exclusive features, all of which come by way of Q by Aston Martin.

What Makes the Aston Martin DB11 Volante Henley Royal Regatta Special

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This version gets its own unique upgrades, beginning with a striking White Stone body paint finish helps accentuate all of its body curves.

For the second straight year, a one-off Aston Martin is taking center stage at the Henley Royal Regatta. Just like the one-off DB11 from last year, the DB11 Volante Henley Royal Regatta gets the full attention of the British automaker’s personalization division, Q by Aston Martin. Unlike the DB11, this version gets its own unique upgrades, beginning with a striking White Stone body paint finish helps accentuate all of its body curves. And there are plenty of them.

The drop-top convertible’s exclusive colors are accentuated by an interior trim that features Red Oxide Caithness leather. It’s like a red-orange shade that’s certainly not for those who prefer a little conservatism on their Astons. The color is loud, maybe even too loud for some. But it works well with the White Stone body, giving the DB11 a striking one-two color combo that is fitting for an event like the Henley Royal Regatta. The cabin also receives technical carbon fiber trim with stainless steel crossed oar motifs. Hand-painted pale blue accents are also on the menu, include in part as a way to pay tribute to the rowing club markings that are typically found on the blades of rowers’ oars.

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The drop-top convertible’s exclusive colors are accentuated by an interior trim that features Red Oxide Caithness leather.

If the exterior and interior colors aren’t enough, the one-off DB11 Volante also gets a black convertible hood, smoked taillights, hood meshes, dark exhaust finishers, and a good amount of exterior carbon fiber detailing. A new set of forged gloss black diamond turned wheels, and dark anodized brake calipers finish off the exclusive features on the one-off DB11 Volante.

There’s definitely a lot going on as far as the look of the DB11 Volante Henley Royal Regatta goes. Even if this one-off isn’t your cup of tea, you have to admit that there’s a uniqueness to it that justifies its one-off status. And, if that’s still not enough to convince you, maybe the drop-top’s AMG-sourced, 4.0-liter, V-8 engine can do the job. This bad boy is good for 503 horsepower and 513 pound-feet of torque, enough to propel the convertible from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds before leaving you in the dust to the tune of a 200-mph top speed.

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This bad boy is good for 503 horsepower and 513 pound-feet of torque, enough to propel the convertible from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds before leaving you in the dust to the tune of a 200-mph top speed.

Personally, I like last year’s DB11 Henley Royal Regatta one-off more than I do this one. But this creation is still a piece in its own right. There’s only one model of its kind in the world, and I don’t think anybody’s going to regret spending £199,995 — around $265,000 — for it.

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Top can be opened at up to 31 mph

Read our full review on the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante.

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Press release

With a reputation for tailor-made enhancements that’s second to none, the luxury British marques bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin has released details of two freshly released commissions based on the luxury brands dynamic sporting GT, DB11.

Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Volante

The first ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ marks Aston Martin’s continued Official Automotive Partnership with the Henley Royal Regatta - founded in 1839 and one of the world’s most prestigious and historic sporting fixtures. Following last year’s one-off Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Coupe, for 2018 Q by Aston Martin has turned its attentions to the DB11 Volante, creating a one-off model that takes inspiration from elite rowing’s fusion of technology and tradition.

Finished in a striking paint colour, White Stone, and with an interior trimmed in Red Oxide Caithness leather the car also features technical carbon fibre complete with stainless steel crossed oar motifs and hand-painted pale blue accents inspired by the rowing club markings found on the blades of rowers’ oars.

Contrasting against the white paintwork is a black convertible hood, forged gloss black diamond turned wheels, dark anodised brake calipers, smoked tail lights, exterior carbon fibre detailing, plus dark exhaust finishers and bonnet meshes. Priced at £199,995 the Henley Royal Regatta DB11 Volante is truly a one-off collectible.

The special Henley Regatta DB11 Volante will form the centrepiece of an Aston Martin display showcasing the 105-year-old marque’s range of acclaimed sports cars. More than 300,000 spectators attend the Regatta each year, which is held over five-days at its traditional venue of Henley-on-Thames.

The 2018 Henley Royal Regatta will take place from Wednesday 4 July to Sunday 8 July.

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