Aston Martin Carbon Black Special Editions – DBS and Vantage Taken to the Darkside

Aston Martin Carbon Black Special Edition

The all carbon-fiber Manory Cyrus may be a little too much for some folks, but Aston Martin definitely recognizes the strong draw for blacked-out supercars sporting exotic materials. Aston Martin has introduced Carbon Black Special Editions for their DBS and V12 Vantage coupes, each rocking a metallic black finish.This magnificent paint is formulated to glimmer differently from various angles and requires 50 hours of additional labor.

In the case of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, the strake in the fender vent is made out of carbon-fiber with black mesh for an added touch of flare. Gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels complete the ominous look. A bright finished grille and front parking sensors provide a nice bit of contrast.

The inside of the Carbon Black Special Editions continues the midnight theme. The seats are constructed out of carbon-fiber and Kevlar (saving 37 lbs) and upholstered in Obsidian black leather. Piano black trim is applied to the dashboard, center stack and console while anodized black tread plates and sill plaques round out the package.

The Aston Martin Carbon Black Special Editions can be ordered now, with final pricing determined in early 2010. Cost is expected to be about 5% above the current model base prices. Only limited numbers of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage and DBS will be available in this trim but no information has been given on final numbers. If you are wavering between models, going with the Vantage gives you the advantage of participation in Aston Martin’s Performance Driving Course as part of the purchase price. As for us, we’re going to hold out for a Aston Martin Cygnet all jazzed up in carbon-fiber and dipped in shiny black paint.

Source: Aston Martin