Aston Martin Unveil Dark-Themed DB11 V8 ‘Shadow Edition’

By Paul Joseph

Legendary British luxury carmaker Aston Martin is to launch a dark-themed special edition of its popular DB11 model called the ‘Shadow Edition’ and limited to just 300 units.

Due to enjoy its global debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show before the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak around the world, the Shadow Edition comes with a long list of exclusive features.

As the name suggests, the limited edition gets a distinctively dark theme. Available in both Coupe and Volante styles, the Shadow Edition gets exterior styling enhancements such as gloss black accents around the body, gloss black hood badge, and 20-inch wheels also finished in gloss black.

Inside the cabin, the car features Pure Black Alcantara and Obsidian Black Leather on the steering wheel, black anodised sill plates, polished black chrome wings and script badging. Customers also get the option to add even more gloss black parts.

The changes are purely cosmetic in nature and the limited edition is mechanically identical to the regular V8 DB11 grand tourer, retaining the twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out 503 horsepower and 497 pound-feet of torque which is sent to the rear wheels with the help of a torque-converter automatic transmission.

“We have carefully selected the Shadow Edition design elements to subtly yet noticeably alter the DB11’s appearance – moving it further towards a more assertive and purposeful GT style,” says Marek Reichman, executive vice president and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin.

The original Aston Martin DB11 began production in 2016.

By Paul Joseph