Aston Martin has given the DBS and V12 Vantage a Carbon Black treatment. These special editions feature bespoke a Carbon Black metallic paint. Each car will undergo fifty man-hours of hand painting.
For the V12 Vantage the side strake has been fashioned from real carbon fibre backed by a black mesh and equipped with gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels. A new grille and front parking sensors (normally an option) complete the exterior setup.
Inside, owners will get Obsidian Black leather highlighted with a contrast silver coarse stitch all hand stitched. Lightweight seats formed from Carbon Fibre and Kevlar saving 17kg over the standard seat also feature together with Piano black facia trim, centre stack and centre console, anodised black tread plates and sill plaques build on the carbon theme. The Aston Martin 700W Audio System is delivered as standard in the V12 Vantage while the DBS gets the Bang & Olufsen Beosound DBS audio system as standard.
Customers who order a Carbon Black Edition V12 Vantage will have the opportunity to experience Aston Martin’s Performance Driving Course (UK and Europe only) free of charge. A full day long customers get the change to use their Aston Martin on the track.
The Carbon Black Editions are available at local and official Aston Martin dealerships from March 2010. Final pricing is expected to be approximately 5% over current base prices and will be confirmed in the New Year.