Aston Martin's presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show is rather limited, but one of the models taking center stage is a new addition to the DBS family. It's called the DBS Carbon Edition, and it's a continuation of the Carbon Black that was introduced in 2009. Now, however, you have a few more options with regards to the exterior color of your spy mobile.

The Aston Martin DBS was available in all colors... literally all of them, meaning you could only get it in black. This time around your choices have expanded, and Aston Martin is offering the new DBS Carbon Edition in Flame Orange or Ceramic Grey. The original black variety is included as well.

On the outside of the Carbon Edition, carbon fiber is used on the fascia, along with the outside mirrors and carbon fiber dash. This process alone is one of the many reasons why the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Edition will set you back $287,576 for the coupe or $302,576 for the convertible, which Aston prefers to call the Volante. If you've got that kind of coin set aside, you can plunk it down and expect your exclusive Bond ride to arrive in the beginning of 2012.
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ASTON MARTIN DBS CARBON EDITION

12/09/11 – Gaydon, Warwickshire, 12 September 2011. Aston Martin will premiere two striking new Carbon Edition DBS sports cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 13 September 2011.

Following on from the success of the DBS Carbon Black, introduced in 2009, the 2011 DBS Carbon Edition will be available in two new colours 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 jewellery production. 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 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 callipers will be delivered as standard with yellow, orange, red or grey as an option. Harmonising with the exterior finish is a warm black grille, carbon fibre mirror heads, carbon rear lamp in-fills and smoked rear lights creating a DBS specification like never before.

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 fibre facia with a carbon weave that has been positioned exactly to follow the form of the dashboard. Only by hand can the fibres be laid to create a perfectly aligned weave.

The magnesium alloy paddles that control the Touchtronic II automatic gearbox are tipped with carbon fibre bringing the Carbon Edition direct to the fingertips. A unique carbon fibre 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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      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is not enough carbon fiber to warrant such a high price tag.
      50merc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Aston needs to stop playing around and step up their game with more subsance. Better engines better transmissions better and more differentiated interiors for different models. They lost Fisker and now they are LOST. They don't know where to go from here as a design language. Literally sitting in limbo.
      Jonny Quest
      • 3 Years Ago
      "The Aston Martin DBS was available in all colors... literally all of them, meaning you could only get it in black." That would be white ..... so no .. not all colors. actually No Colors at all would be black. sorry
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Both people below me need to go back to elementary school. In pigment (ie, paint) black is all colors. In light, white is all colors. Please stop trying to look smart when you are completely wrong.
        wonky donky.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        [in the voice of Dana Carvey as John McLaughlin, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Yr9XyBdnI ] Wrong, wrong, wrong & WRONG!!! Depends if you're talking Additive or Subtractive color, like @cashsixeight. In Additive, like a computer monitor, all colors == white. In Subtractive, like SWOP printing, all colors==brown/black.
        50merc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Whhops ....lol!!!
        Agilis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        I was about to say the same thing when I refreshed the page and saw your post. Too many people try to look intelligent but end up making themselves look the opposite.
        John
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        @MONTEGOD7SS - The"pigment" colors that you see is light. Color is not a physical body. Color is light bouncing off a surface and its properties determine which color you perceive. Hence without light, there is no color.
        cashsixeight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Actually if you mean pigments all colors mix to an ugly poop brown mess. Not black. Black is the absence of color, as light doesn't reflect from it much.
      eldiablofuego0
      • 3 Years Ago
      Aston Martin is really milking these designs and variants atleast Porsche had different engines in their number of variants, however aston hasnt updated the motor or transmission. I really think aston would be better with their engines sourced from one of the big boys whether it be Benz or BMW or Porsche or VW
      John
      • 3 Years Ago
      White is all colors...
      Turbo_S60
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dont aww what the fuss is about. If I had the money Id buy one. Astons are without a doubt the most beautiful cars on the road and I personally feel they have the best sound V12 too