Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition

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Flame Orange Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition
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DBS Carbon Edition Quilted Leather Headlining Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition Center Console

Following on from 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. 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 resulting in a glass veneer normally the reserve of jewelry production. A first for Aston Martin is the option to specify a satin lacquer paint finish, creating a silk-like texture.

DBS Carbon Edition features 10-spoke gloss black diamond turned wheels

The DBS Carbon Edition features 10-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 heads, carbon rear lamp in-fills and smoked rear lights creating a DBS specification like never before.

Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition Maranello Orange Semi-Aniline Leather Interior with headlining is quilted in leather

The cosseting and inviting interior of the coupe plays host to the familiar 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 providing a luxurious envelope to the cabin. Immediately distinguishing the Carbon Edition from a standard DBS is the carbon fiber fascia with a carbon weave that has been positioned exactly to follow the form of the dashboard. Only by hand can the fibers be laid to create a perfectly aligned weave.

2011 Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition magnesium alloy paddles that control the Touchtronic II automatic gearbox

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 fiber special edition sill plaque with laser etched metal inlay completes the specification.

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

DBS Carbon Edition prices start at £186,582 (€257,912/$287,576) for the coupe and £196,581 (€272,913/$302,576) for the Volante with customer deliveries expected from quarter one 2012.

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