Last summer, we got a demeanour during a power, beauty, and essence of a overwhelming new Aston Martin DB11, in coupé form. Price tag: $254,084.
More recently, we checked out a drop-top chronicle — a Aston Martin DB11 Volante. Price tag: $273,244.
OK, so this most power, and essence doesn’t come cheap. But afterwards again, if we have James Bond aspirations, you’re articulate about Tom Ford suits, good scotch, and a best Champagne. The lifestyle has some costs — though vital well, as it’s been said, is a best revenge.
I’m a large Aston Martin fan. The DB9 is one of my all-time favorite cars, and while a DB11 we sampled final year is burlier than a forebears, it continues a tradition of Astons being a stylish, thinking-person’s flesh car. That isn’t all show, either. Aston Martin competes in high-level continuation racing worldwide, including a 24 Hours of Le Mans in France (the competition automobile is subsequent from a DB11’s stablemate, a Vantage).
But here’s a cold thing about Aston’s grand tourers: They’re fast, though they don’t need to be driven to a edge. You can thrum along during 40 mph and feel like a slickest, smoothest cat in town. Sure, you’ll wish to dress a part. Astons are so sexy that we can’t get divided with jeans and a t-shirt. Believe me, I’ve tried. And failed.
Aston was kind adequate to let us steal a 2019 DB11 Volante for a few days in late spring, only as a automobile continue was nearing on a East Coast. Our coupé came with a noble Magnetic Silver paint job. The Volante’s was a somewhat flashier “Pearl Blonde,” and a artistic leather interior was two-tone “Blue Haze” and “Coral Sand.” So a Volante wasn’t accurately holding back.
Here’s how it all went down.
Photos by Hollis Johnson.