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Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition - Web Exclusive

Aston Martin will premiere two Carbon Edition DBS sports cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show tomorrow.

Greg Emmerson
Sep 12, 2011

Following the success of the DBS Carbon Black, introduced in 2009, the 2011 DBS Carbon Edition will be available in two new colors including Flame Orange and Ceramic Grey, together with the existing Carbon Black.

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Each DBS will undergo Aston Martin’s unique paint process receiving seven layers of paint together with a 25-hour hand flat-and-polish finish. A first for Aston Martin is the option to specify a satin lacquer paint finish, creating a silk-like texture.

The DBS Carbon Edition features ten-spoke gloss-black diamond-turned wheels with a reversed diamond-turned or full gloss-black finish as an option. Complementing the wheels, black brake calipers will be delivered as standard with yellow, orange, red or grey as an option.

Harmonizing with the exterior finish is a warm black grille, carbon fiber mirror caps, carbon rear lamp fills and smoked rear lights.

The coupe interior has swathes of obsidian black or maranello orange semi-aniline leather. This type of leather is more natural looking and softer to touch. The interior of a DBS Carbon Edition will take in excess of 70 man-hours to hand stitch and finish.

On the DBS Carbon Edition coupe, the headlining is quilted in leather. Distinguishing the Carbon Edition from a standard DBS is the carbon fiber fascia with a carbon weave that has been positioned to follow the form of the dashboard.

The magnesium alloy paddles that control the Touchtronic II automatic gearbox are tipped with carbon fiber, bringing the Carbon Edition direct to the fingertips. A unique carbon special edition sill plaque with laser-etched metal inlay completes the specification.

By Greg Emmerson
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