When in 2016 the DB11 was launched I had an invitation from our local Aston Martin dealership to attend the arrival of this new marque. I was already a DB9 owner and although I was in awe of the DB11 also in the showroom was the GT version of the DB9 When finishing a model Aston Martin usually produce a limited version with certain amendments such as the ‘Ultimate’ Edition for the Vanquish – ‘GT’ version of the DB7 and DB9 etc.
My intention was to trade in my present DB9 for the new DB11 however after seeing this beautiful GT marque sitting in the show room I succumbed. It is the limited-edition GT finished in scintilla silver and incorporates the steering wheel only used in the one-77 Aston Martin.
Other improvements from the DB9 are carbon ceramic disc brakes –black splitter and diffuser –grey brake calipers—revised lights –new 20 inch ten spoke dark alloy wheels. The interior incorporates the improved Vanquish dashboard with banks of capacitive-touch buttons –new sat nav screen and leather headliner and hand stitched leather seating.
I enjoy entering my cars in The AMOC concours events and did so with this car—and was successful by winning its class at St Athans. As winner the car qualified for the Elite –where all Astons winning their class compete against each other at the next Concours. I was fortunate coming first in this also however the winner of an Elite class is not allowed to show their car for two years and since then there has been no concours events due to the present situation.
I enjoy using the car in the summer and have used on several events as well as touring Wales and the north of England.