Those with deep pockets and a penchant for everything automotive need look no further for their mobile communications needs (and desires) than Vertu. The premium phone brand from Nokia takes the inspiration for its Ascent line from sports cars and has come out every year with a new special edition just for moneyed automotive enthusiasts and racing fans, from the Racetrack Legends series to the Ferrari editions. The company's latest offering, however, uses that most coveted of materials to give it that extra octane-infused edge.
The Vertu Ascent Ti Carbon Fibre Collection includes four individual editions, each with a different implementation of carbon fiber in its construction. The top of the range is the Carbon Fibre Limited Edition, of which only 1000 examples will be made, featuring the woven material all over, including the side grips, battery cover and pouch case. But in case that's not automotive enough for some tastes, it also comes with very automotive $9,800 price tag, with sales beginning this month. Other editions incorporate carbon fiber in various designs and applications, including a carbon-copper weave, all of which you can read about more in the press release after the jump and view in the gallery below.



London, 6th July – Continuing to lead the way with the application of innovative
materials used on the world's most exclusive mobile phones, Vertu announces
the eagerly anticipated Carbon Fibre Ascent Ti.

Proclaimed as one of todays most coveted modern luxury materials, Carbon
Fibre also sits at the heart of the Vertu Ascent Ti ethos of high performance with
its use throughout the motorsport, marine and aerospace industries.

Vertu has now engineered this high strength-to-weight material via new
sophisticated design methods to produce the intricate Carbon Fibre components required to incorporate it
into the Ascent Ti.

Handcrafted in England, the Ascent Ti Carbon Fibre has been repeatedly tested to ensure the optimum
amount of fibres and resin and processed together to achieve a flawless uniform look on both the flat and
curved parts - testament to Vertu's uncompromising attitude to craftsmanship and engineering.

The diagonal rib appearance of each phone is achieved using a twill carbon
fibre weave process resulting in a robust and contemporary handset whilst
the actual carbon fibre used has been tailor-made in the smallest 1k weave
width to create a pattern profile with a perfect dimensional look.

The collection will include the Ascent Ti Carbon Fibre Limited Edition,
Carbon Fibre Grip, Carbon Fibre & Aluminium Grip and Carbon Fibre &
Copper Grip.

The handset will be available from August 2009 with prices available upon request.

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