Official: Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition II

Aston Martin will unveil two new Carbon Edition DBS sports cars at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show tomorrow.

Following on from the success of the previous Carbon Black edition which was introduced in 2009, the new Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will be available in two other colors including Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey together with the existing Carbon Black.

According to Aston Martin, each DBS will undergo an unique paint process receiving seven layers of paint together with a 25 hour hand flat-and-polish finish resulting in a glass veneer normally the reserve of jewelery production. Customers will be able to specify a satin lacquer paint finish that is said to create a silk-like texture.

The Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition II features several carbon fiber body parts, including the exterior mirror caps, the tail lamp fill-ins, front apron, rear diffuser and cabin trim. Furthermore these special edition will be offered with 10-spoke black diamond wheels and black brake calipers. For those who prefer a little bit more contrast the calipers could be colored yellow, orange, red or gray as well.

The interior of a Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition is available in Obsidian Black or Maranello Orange leather and will take in excess of 70 man hours to finish. Also the DBS Carbon Edition is treated with hand-stitched leather upholstery and headlining plus magnesium alloy steering wheel paddles tipped with carbon fiber.

The standard DBS has recently been updated to feature the new Aston Martin Garmin satellite navigation system possessing improved graphics. Beam blade windscreen wipers are also a new feature providing reduced wind noise and a cleaner wipe, even at high speeds.

Pricing for the DBS Carbon Edition starts at £ 186,582 (€ 257,912 / $ 287,576) for the coupe and £ 196,581 (€ 272,913 / $ 302,576) for the open-top Volante with first deliveries expected in the first quarter of 2012.

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