Who knew that this much green on an Aston would look cool?

Aston Martin’s Q by Aston Martin personalization program has come up with a bespoke DB11 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Classic Driver, considered as the world’s first website for sophisticated car collectors and auto enthusiasts. The vehicle, called the Aston Martin DB11 Classic Driver Edition, is limited to just 20 units and will only be offered to a handful of customers and long-time members of the Classic Driver community.

What Makes the Aston Martin DB11 Classic Driver Edition Special

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This 20-piece LE is arguably one of the best bespoke creations by Q by Aston Martin

I didn’t think I’d appreciate an Aston Martin DB11 as much as I did when I first saw the DB11 Classic Driver Edition. This 20-piece LE is arguably one of the best bespoke creations by Q by Aston Martin. It doesn’t have any engine or performance upgrades, but it comes with a unique color scheme that, on the surface, has no business looking as good as the final product actually does.

The body paint, for example, is inspired by Classic Driver’s signature green and grey colorway and Aston’s Charcoal Grey finish that became famous back in the 60’s. The result is a color, called Classic Driver Grey, that looks like a deep, gloss dark grey paint with matching fine and subtle pearls thrown in, creating a surprising green shade when the paint is exposed to sunlight. The process behind its application is just as impressive because, apparently, the color is hand-sprayed on each of the 20 DB11 Classic Driver models, ensuring that no two models share the same look. Complementing that is the inclusion of a discrete carbon fiber body pack that’s finished with a bespoke satin Eiffel Green lacquer. Overall, the exterior of the DB11 Classic Driver Edition offers a surprisingly appealing color combination that Q by Aston Martin managed to pull off.

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Q by Aston Martin found the perfect balance by dressing the majority of the cabin in an exclusive Eifel Green Caithness leather

Move to the interior, and there’s more jarring evidence of the exclusivity attached to the DB11 Classic Driver Edition. Personally, there are a lot of things that can go wrong with an all-green interior. It could look too bland or too tacky depending on the shade of green that’s going to be used. Somehow, though, Q by Aston Martin found the perfect balance by dressing the majority of the cabin in an exclusive Eifel Green Caithness leather. It’s a rich shade of green leather that isn’t visually impairing. There’s also a striking artisanal look to it that’s soothing to the senses. Throw in the embroidered Parliament Green Classic Driver logo on the headrests, and the finished product is nothing short of incredible.

All 20 units of the DB11 Classic Driver Edition will also sport the Classic Driver logo on sill plaques and handmade enamel fender badges. Additionally, DB11 Volante variants will also get a Westminister Green textile roof to add to its exclusive looks.

Only 20 units will be made available, and while each unit will still come with the same 4.0-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine that produces 496 horsepower and 498 pound-feet of torque, there’s no question that the DB11 Classic Driver Edition is dripping in the kind of top-class exclusivity Q by Aston Martin is known for.

Classic Driver creative head Benjamin Knapp Voith — he’s also the son of founder Alexander Knapp Voith — credited the result of the collaboration to a shared vision between his team and Q by Aston Martin. “It was a challenge to narrow down our ideas and inspirations from Classic Driver’s 20 years into one specific design,” Knapp Voith said. “But with the expertise and consultancy of the Q by Aston Martin team, we’ve succeeded in building a very special car. Now, having joined Aston Martin’s talented craftsmen during the paint, upholstery, and assembly processes and seen the first car arrive at the end of the line, I’m very happy about what we’ve achieved as a team.”

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Only 20 units will be made available, and while each unit will still come with the same 4.0-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine

It’s unclear how much the Aston Martin DB11 Classic Driver Edition is going to cost, but with the standard DB11 already wearing a £157,900 ($208,000) price tag, expect the limited edition model to fetch significantly more than that. That is, after all, the price you pay for owning one of the most unique creations to come out of Q by Aston Martin.

References

2017 Aston Martin DB11 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Aston Martin DB11.

2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante Wallpaper quality Exterior
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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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